People for the Pavilion

Queens, NY

People for the Pavilion is a part of a multi-faceted partnership to increase public awareness and historic appreciation of the New York State Pavilion, in Queens New York.

As Artist in Residence for People for the Pavilion, Aaron Asis works with community partners to camaraderie around the Pavilion through monthly public walking tours, the creation of video & theatrical presentations, and public exhibitions with project partners — to celebrate the NYS Pavilion and to highlight preservation efforts and plans to rehabilitate the structure. Additionally, plans for temporary installations and community events are ongoing, to encourage temporary access and highlight structural details within the Pavilion.

“New York’s Parks hold so many treasures, but sadly, many are off-limits. Buildings, monuments, even entire islands are owned by the Parks department, but closed to New Yorkers…but things are changing” (Moses Gates)

People for the Pavilion is a public-led initiative working closely with NYS Pavilion Paint Project — with support from the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the Office of the Queens Borough President, and the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation.

For more information visit the official website for the People for the Pavilion — or visit PFP’s social media pages on Instagram and Facebook.