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Mets host Amazin’ Day celebration with series of special events across New York City
Mets host Amazin’ Day celebration with series of special events across New York City

Mar. 26, 2023 By Ethan Marshall

The New York Mets partnered with several organizations and institutions across New York City to celebrate Amazin’ Day on Saturday, March 25. The event provided the team a way to give back to their fans less than a week before Opening Day of the 2023 season.

Throughout the day, those wearing Mets hats or any other Mets gear had access to several events at iconic institutions across New York City, as well as community-focused events and giveaways throughout the day. Fans were able to sign up for the chance to win exclusive ticketed events. Additionally, fans were able to enter the Amazin’ Day Sweepstakes to win the ultimate grand prize.

The daylong celebration kicked off at 9:30 a.m. at the Queens Public Library, where limited edition Mets branded library cards were given out to Mets fans. As the fans lined up outside the library in Jamaica, they were joined by Mr. and Mrs. Met, as well as 1986 World Series Champions Mookie Wilson and Tim Teufel, who signed autographs and took pictures with fans.

Queens Public Library hosts conversation with Astoria author on borough history

Borough history geeks will want to mark Tuesday, April 4, on their calendars for the Queens Public Library’s Queens Memory Project online talk with Astoria author Rebecca Bratspies. The processor at CUNY Law in Long Island City will discuss her new book, “Naming Gotham: The Villains, Rogues and Heroes Behind New York’s Place Names,” and take a deep dive into the lives of the people for whom many Queens places are named, some of which have become synonymous with congestion, recreation or culture.

“Queens is the most diverse place on the planet. That diversity is our greatest strength. Our patchwork of unique neighborhoods has welcomed successive waves of immigrants, each adding incredible foods and traditions to our vibrant civic life,” Bratspies said. “Yet it is striking how few of the names that grace Queens’ major infrastructure actually reflect that diversity. By tracing the lives of the people whose names have become New York’s urban shorthand for congestion, recreation, and infrastructure, Naming Gotham offers readers an accessible way to understand the complexity of multiracial, multicultural New York City.”

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