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Happy 30th Anniversary to the Central Park Zoo August 5, 2018

Posted by judylobo in Zoo.
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This Wednesday (8.8.18) will be the 30th anniversary of the Central Park Zoo. I am happy to say I have been associated with the zoo for the past 28 of those 30 years (that is probably how I know most of you). The zoo began in the 1860s as a menagerie. The zoo was modified in 1934 as part of the WPA with the addition of many new buildings arranged in a quadrangle around the sea lion pool. In a contract with NYC, the zoo was completely renovated in the mid-1980s and with much fanfare, reopened on August 8th, 1988. The photo above shows then Mayor Ed Koch throwing a fish to Finn, one of our sea lions, during the opening ceremony. Some of you old timers might recognize some of the faces in this photo. Happy Anniversary!


1. Ellen Lee - August 5, 2018

Lovely series of photos. 28 years is an incredible amount of time to dedicate.


2. Gialately - August 5, 2018

Love the photos!

Looking for things to do in Queens this month? Check out my list of things happening in the borough I love so much! http://gialately.com/2018/08/04/august-events/

If you like what you see, please share the list with family and friends who also love to know what’s going on in Queens! Drop a comment on the post itself if you have time 🙂



3. Mary Radice - August 5, 2018

Nice celebration of a fabulous zoo…..and happy 28th to you too Judy! 🙂


4. Helen Risom Belluschi - August 5, 2018

28? 30? who is counting … you will always mean the Central Park Zoo to me (though I met you in 1962!!!) CONGRATULATIONS to all!


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