2012-05-09 / Features

Vallone Leads Effort To Preserve Astoria Park Pool



On May 5, the Department of Parks and Recreation held a lively event at Astoria Park featuring music, performances and activities in an effort to preserve the Astoria Pool Olympic High Dive by voting for it in the Partners in Preservation grant contest. Councilmember Peter F. Vallone Jr. attended the festival and played bass with local Greek American rock band, Iskandar. “The Astoria park pool and diving board have been a centerpiece in the Astoria community since 1936, and now the diving board will be the literal centerpiece for our upcoming performance space,” said Vallone. The diving platform, built in 1936 under Robert Moses, will form the centerpiece of a new performance center, funded by the councilmember to be constructed on the site of the old diving pool in Astoria Park, which has been out of use for several decades. Also present at the event was Queens Parks Commissioner Dorothy Lewandowski and candidate for City Council Tony Meloni. On May 5, the Department of Parks and Recreation held a lively event at Astoria Park featuring music, performances and activities in an effort to preserve the Astoria Pool Olympic High Dive by voting for it in the Partners in Preservation grant contest. Councilmember Peter F. Vallone Jr. attended the festival and played bass with local Greek American rock band, Iskandar. “The Astoria park pool and diving board have been a centerpiece in the Astoria community since 1936, and now the diving board will be the literal centerpiece for our upcoming performance space,” said Vallone. The diving platform, built in 1936 under Robert Moses, will form the centerpiece of a new performance center, funded by the councilmember to be constructed on the site of the old diving pool in Astoria Park, which has been out of use for several decades. Also present at the event was Queens Parks Commissioner Dorothy Lewandowski and candidate for City Council Tony Meloni.

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