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Thursday, October 22 • 4:35pm - 4:40pm
Modern Ruin: The New York State Pavilion

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Originally built and used as a cultural space for the 1964/65 World’s Fair, the New York State Pavilion in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in Queens is currently abandoned. With a hope to change this, Matthew Silva and Salmaan Khan co-founded People for the Pavilion, a nonprofit advocacy organization dedicated to developing a vibrant community around the Pavilion, to raise awareness about the structure. Silva and Khan tell their story and showcase the trailer to Silva’s 2015 documentary, Modern Ruin.


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Salmaan Khan

Co-Founder, People for the Pavilion
Salmaan Khan is Co-Founder of People for the Pavilion, the non-profit advocacy organization dedicated to the preservation of the New York State Pavilion in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, Queens. He also works as Manager of Capital Projects and Planning at Friends of the High Line, the non-profit conservancy organization that maintains and operates the High Line park. He holds a Masters degree in urban planning from the Harvard University... Read More →
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Matthew Silva

Co-Founder, People for the Pavilion
Matthew Silva is a teacher, filmmaker, and co-founder of People For the Pavilion, an organization dedicated to preserving the New York State Pavilion. Since 2012, Matthew has worked by way of art and social media to raise interest and change public perception for what is possible with the Pavilion. With support from a strong social media community and a coalition of various New York based civic, advocacy, and cultural institutions, he produced... Read More →


Thursday October 22, 2015 4:35pm - 4:40pm
The TimesCenter

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