By Victoria Merlino
This old fairground still has some new tricks.
The Alliance for Flushing Meadows Corona Park will host its third annual “Evening Under the Sphere” gala on Sept. 25 against the backdrop of Queens’ unofficial mascot, the Unisphere from the 1964 World’s Fair.
The gala will feature some of the most popular vendors from the Queens International Night Market serving food and drink, with entertainment provided by local DJ David Paul.
Tickets are $50 for all-you-can-eat and all-you-can-drink fun.
“The Queens Night Market is a celebration of NYC and of public spaces,” Queens Night Market creator John Wang said in a statement. “We’ve operated in Flushing Meadows Corona Park for five years now, and have been helping out the Alliance gala since it started three years ago. We’re tremendously grateful to the park and to the generous and talented vendors who have agreed to help out a great cause for a great park. And who doesn’t love an all-you-can-eat, all-you-can-drink party?”
“Evening Under the Sphere celebrates Flushing Meadows Corona Park’s rich diversity, with casual dining and dancing that reflects the global food and culture of its local park-goers,” Alliance Chair and New York City Parks Commissioner Mitchell Silver said in a statement. “I look forward to enjoying the music and the food with friends and neighbors at this annual event celebrating one of our city’s greatest parks.”