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Save-the-Pavilion event Jan. 25

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Posted: Thursday, January 16, 2014 10:30 am

With the 50th anniversary of the start of the 1964-65 World’s Fair around the corner, a group of people hoping to restore the neglected New York State Pavilion are holding a kickoff discussion of the issue Jan. 25. All are invited.

People for the Pavilion wants to create enough public support and momentum to prompt the city to finally do something with the old Tent of Tomorrow and the adjacent Observation Towers, icons of Queens that have been in disrepair for decades.

The group is mounting a social media campaign and producing a documentary film to garner public backing for restoring the structures, something that would cost tens of millions of dollars.

The Jan. 25 event will include a presentation on the group’s goals and discussion of how best to achieve them. It will be held at 2 p.m. at the Queens Theatre, which is next to the pavilion in Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Light refreshments will be available.

To RSVP, which is requested but not required, visit nyspavilion.org.

“This is an exciting time for the Pavilion,” the group said in a prepared statement.

— Peter C. Mastrosimone

Welcome to the discussion.