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Queens Museum Will Relaunch With New Exhibits and Snakehead Fishing Trip

By Katie Honan | October 3, 2013 2:59pm
 The newly-renovated Queens Museum will reopen Nov. 9.
The newly-renovated Queens Museum will reopen Nov. 9.
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Grimshaw and the Queens Museum

CORONA — Art, culture, diversity...and fish will be a part of the Queens Museum's grand reopening, which is set for next month.

The museum will kick-off a month-long celebration for it’s official reopening on Nov. 9 with events that include exhibits and even a fishing trip in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park.

The space will be inaugurated by Queens International artist Vlada Tomova’s New York Bulgarian Women’s a capella choir.

Queens artist Lynley Bernstein will conduct a fishing trip to find the infamous predatory Snakehead fish in the waters around the park — although anyone who catches the fish will have to turn it over to the Parks Department.

New exhibits, including the sixth annual Queens International exhibits, will join the museum’s permanent collection, including the New York Panorama and memorabilia from the 1939 and 1964 World’s Fairs.

The weekend of activities ends with free admission for families on Veteran's Day.

The museum announced plans to renovate in 2006 and closed in June to undergo a $65 million renovation and expansion that included taking over the old ice rink that was next to the building, which was originally part of the 1939 World’s Fair.