I've always liked architecture and making models, so I didn't want to pass up a chance to see the largest architectural scale model on Earth!
Housed in the Queens Museum of Art is the Panorama of NYC.
In addition to the Queens Museum of Art, Flushing Meadows Corona Park contains the NY Hall of Science, Queens Botanical Gardens, Queens Theater In The Park, and The Queens Zoo. Flushing Meadows is also home to Shea Stadium and Arthur Ashe Tennis Stadium.
Particularly cool is the Sphere from the 1939 World's Fair. You can't miss it. Just walking around there's a lot of cool stuff to see.
Keep in mind that this park is GIGANTIC! You'll do a lot of walking.
I'm no fan of the New York Muts but when my broher in law invited us to his company's suite at Citi Field I had to say yes. The suite was huge with a bar, a bathroom, three rows of seats, bar seating, couches, flat screen TV's, kitchen and buffet area. The suite attendant Sheila is a big fan of Rob's so she took extra special care of us in the suite. I liked that the suit had large glass doors that slid back to open up the suite to the outdoors since it was such good weather that night.
The suite was situated perfectly; a little to the left of home plate. We had a good time in the suite with plenty of food and drinks. Rob made sure to order some: hot dogs, pizza, chicken fingers, cookies, brownies and pretzels to munch on during the game.
I think we were the minority of people there that were rooting for the Nationals instead of the Mets but the Nationals wound up winning by one that night.
Liz's brother works for Pepsi so he had to point out the Pepsi Porch. Ther is a huge Pepsi Cola sign and a large seating area underneath in the right field. The Pepsi Sign was created to look like the old sign that once hung in Long Island City.
When we first entered the rotunda we noticed the sculpture of Jackie Robinson's number 42 as well as his nine values: Courage, Excellence, Persistence, Justice, Teamwork, Commitment, Citizenship, Determination and Integrity. Jackie Robinson’s famous quote: “A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives,” is written on the upper ring of the rotunda.
We love coming to this park. It was conveniently located very close to our home. The park is the third largest in Queens and was designed by Frederick Olmsted in the 1890s.
What I really love about this park is that it is in a much quieter and residential area and there are so many trees with plenty trails to enjoy whether you are hiking, biking and even skating. There is a nice carousel, bandstand for events and plenty of fields to play softball, etc.
I love bringing my Cookie girl here, she loves the grass and playing with the other pups.
There are plenty of events that happen here year round and the Big Apple Circus has even held its tent here.
GETTING TO FOREST PARK - (will be back with this info)
Check out the link below for more information about this beautiful park.
This is a huge park in Queens.
The Unisphere (huge globe) that is shown in the opening credits of The King of Queens television show is where alot of kids hang out and skateboard.
Next to the Unisphere, the Queens Museum of Art is where you will find some artwok that will probably not interest your children at all. The best thing to see here is the huge panorama of NYC. You walk along a platform and look down into the tiny replica of the city, it fades from day to night and the city lights come on. Parts of the platform you walk on are plexiglass (or maybe real glass?) - the kids seem to think it's fun to walk on. There is a nice World's Fair exhibit, more interesting for adults maybe, but my kids can spend a few minutes checking it out. Lovely Tiffany Lamps are also on display. One thing to remember, there is a donation to get in, the donation they ask for is "suggested" not an actual fee, you can suggest another amount :o)
The Observation Towers. Built for the World's Fair, these were at the end of the Men in Black movie, I think they were the spaceships... Also, right there is the place where they buried the time capsule from the World's Fair (on the outside of the observation towers). It is easy to miss, looks like a little stone sitting area. Unfortunately, the Observation towers are in very bad shape, but they have been doing some work on it.
Meadow Lake, the largest (or second largest?) fresh water lake in NYC is located just over the little bridge near the Observation Towers. You can rent a canoe or peddle boat for $20 an hour with photo ID, One hour is all you need. You can also rent bicycles there. Two playgrounds, one on each side of the lake. The lake is about 2 1/4 miles around.
The zoo is nice.
Weekends at this park during the summer season are a nightmare for parking, very crowded, garbage everywhere from the BBQ-ers and people picnicing near the lake.
The neighborhood is growing to be more & more residebtial and attractive...Plenty of other places to visit, more of "off the beaten path" kind of things to do....
There is an Aviation High School just blocks away, with display of real planes, also A Gallary/Musuem of African Art is not far.
And of coarse the infamous P.S.1 is close as well.
Great food in the area as well.
The museum is part of the Astoria-Kaufman studio complex focusing on the history and understanding of the film and television industry. The collection is extensive with outfits from the stars, old cameras and some sets along with other movie relics. When i visited the Seinfeld diner set was there. Crazy to see in front of you after a half hour every Wed. night was dedicated to that show for many consecutive years. The bottom floor includes a museum store, a cafe and the museums best feature, a game room with retro arcade games that you can play. My girlfriend lived right next door to this place and we didn't go into it for a whole year. When we devirginized ourselves to this place we were upset with ourselves for not getting here earlier. Don't wait, get there now!
Origionally built for the Worlds Fair this is a small scale model of the entire five boros, Manhatten, Queens, Brooklyn, Bronx and they didn't even forget Staten Island as most NYers do. Its at the Queens Museum of art. You can walk around it on a walkway and actually pick out your corner delis builing. They update it every 12 years I think, this isn't confirmed. The lghts go out and you get to see the grid pattern as if you were in an airplane of NY. So so interesting.
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