Flushing Meadows Corona Park
The Daily Plant : Wednesday, September 20, 2000
PARKS “PUTTS” ON A HAPPY FACE AT THE “HOLE-IN-ONE”
Commissioner Henry J. (StarQuest) Stern celebrated the Grand Opening of the Flushing Meadows Golf Center on Monday, September 18 by participating in a "Hole-in-One" Contest on the newly renovated green. The fresh new facility adds to the wealth of recreational opportunities available in Flushing Meadows, including the USTA National Tennis Center and the Queens Wildlife Center.
Following a renovation totaling nearly $1 million funded by the concessionaire, the Golf Center is up and running. The improved center now features a new miniature golf course, a new clubhouse, new lighting, new plantings, rehabilitated fairways and sand traps, and an upgraded irrigation system.
To celebrate the opening, golfers were invited to try their luck at sinking a "Hole-in-One" on the course's first hole from a distance of 80 yards. Winners were presented with a complete set of Calloway Big Bertha woods and irons. Runners-up who made it within a few years of the hole received smaller prizes of golf supplies.
RACE FOR THE CURE
On Sunday, September 17, the Road Runners Club sponsored the 10th Annual Race for the Cure, an event to raise money for the fight against breast cancer. The 5 kilometer race was open to all women and those men who are breast cancer survivors. Attendees included Queen Borough President Claire (Queen Bee) Shulman, Congresswoman Carolyn Moloney, and Congresswoman Nita (Lioness) Lowey, all of whom turned out to support this effort to fund breast cancer screening, research, education, and treatment for underserved communities in the New York area.
THIRTEEN YEARS AGO IN THE PLANT
(Wednesday, September 23, 1987)
KOREAN HARVEST IN QUEENS REAPS GREAT SUCCESS
More than 30,000 people came to the Sixth Annual Korean Harvest and Folklore Festival in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park last Sunday, held near the World's Fair Unisphere. The Festival commemorated Ch'usok, the ancient Korean Thanksgiving Day and featured a cornucopia of traditional food, dance and merriment.
Opening the festival was the Ancestor Worship Ceremony, in which thanks are given for this year's harvest. The popular Farmer's Dance, led by Korean farmers wearing sashes and brilliant headdresses, followed. The dance, traditionally performed by farmers travelling from village to village, is a celebration of the seasons.
QUOTATION FOR THE DAY
Real love is a pilgrimage. It happens when there is no strategy, but it is very rare because most people are strategists.
Anita Brookner (b. 1938)
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Know Before You Go
Flushing Meadows Corona Park Pool & Rink remains closed to the public until further notice. Some recreation centers are being used for COVID-19 testing and vaccination services, the Learning Bridges program, and critical seasonal training. Please visit our Recreation Centers page to find an alternate recreation center.
Due to a major planned reconstruction project, Pier 1 at the World's Fair Marina is currently closed. Limited transient dockage is available for smaller recreational vessels - please contact the Dockmasters office at 718-478-0480 or VHF Ch71 for more information. There is no dockage available for larger vessels or commercial vessels, including passenger pick-up and drop-off. We apologize for any inconvenience. Please check back with the World's Fair Marina in the future for updates.
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