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Murals That Showcase the "Children of Queens" On Display at New York Hospital Queens

MEDIA ADVISORY
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACTS:     
Cynthia Bacon
718-670-2515

Debra Pagano Cohen
718-670-1586

 

EVENT: 
New York Hospital Queens (NYHQ) Department of Pediatrics is hosting an open house for community leaders, elected officials, community physicians and the news media to view one major work of art—an entire children’s unit at the hospital. The “Children of Queens” is a series of murals throughout the hallways that showcase the magnificence of Queens by making scenes of Queens come alive. Come see how the hospital brings smiles to young hearts and minds through color and imagination.

WHEN: 
Thursday, January 28, 2010, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

WHERE: 
Inpatient Pediatrics Unit- 4th Floor
New York Hospital Queens
56-45 Main Street, Flushing, NY 11355

WHAT TO EXPECT: 
Photo Opportunities
Brightly colored murals extend throughout the entire unit—more than 1,000 feet of wall space. You can expect to see many Queens scenes that say “fun and excitement” through the eyes of a child from the Amazin’ New York Mets in Flushing Meadows Corona Park to the Hall of Science and the Queens Zoo.

Interview Opportunities
· Joseph J. Abularrage, M.D., Chairman of Pediatrics

· Representatives from not-for-profit sponsors Starlight Children’s Foundation

· Representatives from mural artists, Splashes of Hope. The children’s unit New York Hospital Queens is the largest art installation the organization has ever created.

· Representatives from Benjamin Moore & Co. The paint was provided courtesy of Benjamin Moore.

BACKGROUND: 
New York Hospital Queens- Department of Pediatrics
A visit to the hospital can be frightening for a young child, as well as for parents.  The Pediatrics Unit at New York Hospital Queens offers high quality medical care to children and adolescents—with a gentle approach—this includes personalized attention, a warm, child-friendly environment and services that make every patient and family feel special. New York Hospital Queens’ state-of-the-art facility is among the finest in the tri-state region. It consists of 18 pediatrics beds and 5 pediatric intensive care unit beds.


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