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Pavilion open Tuesday

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Posted: Thursday, April 17, 2014 10:30 am

If you’ve been curious about the New York State Pavilion and wonder what it looks like, the Tent of Tomorrow will be open to the public on Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The rare opening of the gates commemorates opening day of the 1964 World’s Fair at Flushing Meadows 50 years ago.

On hand will be Borough President Melinda Katz, the New York State Pavilion Paint Project Crew and People for the Pavilion. The two groups are working to preserve the rundown pavilion and will be available to answer questions and discuss possible plans for its future.

John Piro, one of the organizers of the paint volunteers in 2009, said Tuesday his group will be erecting replica signs at the pavilion so that they are up for next week’s event. His group continues to clean up the area and do touch-up painting.

“There will be a lot of fun stuff that day and timelines showing the pavilion over the years,” Piro said.

Participants will be required to wear hard hats when touring the pavilion.

— Liz Rhoades

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