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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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Directions to Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Know Before You Go

There are currently 4 service interruptions affecting access within this park.

Recreation CentersAl Oerter Recreation Center

Please note the gymnasium at the Al Oerter Recreation Center will be closed on Thursday, January 16, 2020 for staff training from 10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. We apologize for the inconvenience caused.
Anticipated Completion: 01/16/2020

Recreation CentersFlushing Meadows Corona Park Pool & Rink

Due to upcoming emergency ceiling work at the Flushing Meadows Corona Park Aquatic Center, the pool will be closed to the public for at least 6 weeks starting on Monday, January 13, 2020.

ParkFlushing Meadows Corona Park

Due to construction, the 111th Street Parking Lot (Henry Hudson Entrance) is closed as of May 28, 2019. Please view this project on our Capital Project Tracker page for the latest updates.
Anticipated Completion: Spring 2020

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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