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Flushing Meadows Corona Park

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Vatican Shrine

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  • Location: Site of former Vatican Pavillion, east of Fountain
  • Description: 1/4 round bench, exedra
  • Materials: Granite
  • Dedicated: 1964
  • Inscription: Left inscription:
    THE VATICAN PAVILION / FRANCIS CARDINAL SPELLMAN / PRESIDENT / MOST REVEREND BRYAN J MCENTEGART / VICE PRESIDENT /


    Central inscription:
    THIS THE SITE OF THE VATICAN PAVILION WAS / AUTHORIZED BY POPE JOHN XXIII / VISITED ON OCTOBER 4, 1965 BY / POPE PAUL VI / DURING HIS MISSION OF PEACE TO / THE UNITED NATIONS / THE BUILDING EXHIBITED MICHAELANGELO'S PIETA AND / OTHER ART TREASURES - IT SYMBOLIZED THE BROTHERHOOD / OF MAN THE SPIRIT OF ECUMENISM AND THE THEME / OF THE NEW YORK WORLD'S FAIR 1964-1965 / - PEACE THROUGH UNDERSTANDING - /


    Right inscription:
    THE VATICAN PAVILION / WAS DEDICATED ON APRIL 19, 1964


    Paving:
    SITE OF THE VATICAN PAVILION NEW YORK WORLDS FAIR 1964 - 1965

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Know Before You Go

There are currently 5 service interruptions affecting access within this park.

Recreation CentersAl Oerter Recreation Center

On Monday, February 18, 2019, this recreation center will close at 5:00 p.m. in observance of Presidents' Day.

Recreation CentersFlushing Meadows Corona Park Pool & Rink

On Monday, February 18, 2019, this center will open at 6:00 a.m. and close at 5:00 p.m. Please note that the pool closes 30 minutes earlier than the building hours.

Recreation CentersAl Oerter Recreation Center

The weight room will be closed on Monday February 18, 2019. The expected reopening date is February 25, 2019 at 6:00 a.m. If you require additional assistance, please speak to a center manager.
Anticipated Completion: 02/24/2019

PlaygroundsLawrence Playground

Lawrence Playground is temporarily closed due to construction. To follow this project as it progresses, visit our Capital Projects Tracker.


Anticipated Completion: Summer 2019

MarinasWorld's Fair Marina

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.
Anticipated Completion: Spring 2021

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