In true Justice of the Peace style, I married a sweet, young couple a few weeks ago. Wishing to avoid the Clerk’s office line and thirty second ceremony, they contacted me with less than two weeks to spare. They planned to marry on the mini boardwalk overlooking the Lake in Flushing Meadows Corona Park. While it was not downpouring, the rain was still a persistent guest. So they instead decided to marry in a little gazebo just outside the Queens Museum of Art. They brought along the family dog, close family and friends, and a cake!
Using a thirty-five year old Minolta 35mm camera, I caught a few photos of the setting before the ceremony and festivities began. Too often couples seem to neglect parks in Queens as possible wedding venues! As scans of prints, they are a bit lopsided, but I am sure you can get a sense of Flushing Meadows Corona Park from them anyway.
By the way, the Queens Museum does rent space for weddings and other events, andi t is home to a fabulous replica with all NYC buildings: when I visited a few years ago, I was easily able to spot my Coop.