Shea Stadium Memorabilia from The Rashbaum Collection

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On view from October 8 to November 29, 2015

The objects and images in this front-room display at The City Reliquary offer a tangible history of the New York Mets and of Shea Stadium, the team’s former home from 1964 until its demolition in 2008. Shea was also home to the New York Jets until 1983 and hosted major events such as the first major stadium concert–The Beatles in 1965–and Pope John Paul II during his visit to the US in 1979.

Shea Stadium was the site of the Mets’ World Series wins in 1969 and 1986, but the fragments displayed here radiate the energy of every past victory and defeat that unfolded under the eyes of loyal fans. Items such as the home bullpen bench or a base from the last season played at Shea—still showing dust from the field—serve as relics and repositories of memory for this bygone location. They are especially poignant at this moment in Mets history, as the team continues to move ever closer to the 2015 World Series.

Be sure to join us for our Halloween party/World Series game 4 screening!


 

Located at 370 Metropolitan Avenue in Williamsburgh, Brooklyn, The City Reliquary Museum & Civic Organization is a certified 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization committed to serving the people of New York City—natives, newcomers, and passersby. Originally established as a window display in 2002 at the corner of Grand and Havemeyer Streets, it moved into its present location in 2006. The Reliquary is committed to planning and hosting public events that provide neighbors and visitors with a place to meet, exchange ideas, and celebrate the diversity of our community.

Museum Hours: Thursday through Sunday, 12pm – 6pm. Admission: $5/ $4 for students and educators. For general information, please visit the Museum’s website www.cityreliquary.org, call 718-R-U-CIVIC, or email info@cityreliquary.org

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