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Buzz Aldrin, Welcome to Mars

From LONG ISLAND – by Ann Parry (ann-parry.com)
October 26, 2015

Aiming for up front seating at the Buzz Aldrin event at Cradle of Aviation Museum this past Saturday, Bob and I arrived at CAM well over an hour early. Waiting on line wasn’t bad, though, since I got to chat with a really nice family whose son wore an astronaut suit to see his hero in person.

Garden City, New York, USA. October 23, 2015. Former NASA astronaut Edwin BUZZ ALDRIN is in conversation about his experiences in space and his new Children's Middle Grade book Welcome to Mars: Making a Home on the Red Planet. After the talk at the jetBlue Sky Theater Planetarium at Long Island's Cradle of Aviation Museum, Aldrin signed copies of his new book. On the 1969 Apollo 11 mission, Buzz Aldrin was the second person to walk on the Moon, and his first trip to space was the 1966 Gemini 12. (Ann Parry/Ann Parry, ann-parry.com)

Garden City, NY, USA. Oct. 23, 2015. Astronaut Edwin BUZZ ALDRIN speaks at Cradle of Aviation Museum. (© 2015 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)

In the jetBlue Sky Theater Planetarium, ‘The Real Buzz’ had a conversation with his Mission Director, Christina Korp, and had time to answer several questions from children in the audience.

Then, Aldrin left the theater to sign copies of his new book Welcome to Mars: Making a Home on the Red Planet, a National Geographic Kids book geared for Middle Grade children. And where was the book signing?  CAM’s Red Planet Cafe!

Buzz Aldrin photo galleries, Ann-Parry.com:  Buzz Aldrin 2015  |  Buzz Aldrin 2013

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United Ink Flight 914 Tattoo and Body Arts Show

From LONG ISLAND – by Ann Parry (ann-parry.com)
October 16, 2014

For those who appreciate tattoos and other body arts, United Ink Flight 914 was the Long Island show to catch at the Cradle of Aviation mid-September. Tattoo artists and aficionados from the USA and abroad were at booths and events throughout the museum’s three floors.

Garden City, New York, USA. September 14, 2014. SEAN GRIFFEN, aka NME, of Freeport, is a graffiti artist creating an outdoor mural of a girl, at the United Ink Flight 914 tattoo convention at the Cradle of Aviation museum of Long Island. (Ann Parry/Ann Parry, ann-parry.com)

Garden City, New York, USA. Sept. 14, 2014. Graffiti artist SEAN GRIFFEN (aka NME) creates outdoor mural at United Ink Flight 914, Cradle of Aviation museum, Long Island. (© 2014 Ann Parry/ann-parry.com)

Outdoors, visitors could watch artists create murals. And United Ink’s body suspension show later that evening was piercingly memorable.

Photo Gallery: United Ink Flight 914 Tattoo and Body Arts Show

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Eternal Con 2014 Long Island

From LONG ISLAND – by Ann Parry (ann-parry.com)
June 16, 2011

Last weekend’s Eternal Con 2014 was even more colorful and lively than I expected – with sci-fi, horror, comics artists, comic books & other collectibles, gaming, celebrities, and costumes – outside and inside the Cradle of Aviation Museum.

Garden City, New York, U.S. - June 14, 2014 - L-R, DIMITRIOS HARITOS, CHRIS HARITOS, and STEVE CARABELLO, all of the Selden Centereach area, from the Long Island Ghostbusters, a charitable volunteer group, are at Eternal Con, the annual Pop Culture Expo, with costumes, Comic Books, Collectibles, Gaming, Sci-Fi, Cosplay, Horror, and held at the Cradle of Aviation Museum on Long Island. (Ann Parry/Ann Parry, ann-parry.com)

Garden City, New York, U.S. – June 14, 2014 – Long Island Ghostbusters – DIMITRIOS HARITOS, CHRIS HARITOS, & STEVE CARABELLO – at Eternal Con, at Cradle of Aviation Museum, Long Island. (© Ann Parry, ann-parry.com)

A few of the many people I got a chance to see were Armored Combat League members USA Knights, Amtgard & Dagorhir, the charitable volunteer group Long Island Ghostbusters, Zippy Dee The Wonder Dummy, Lindsay Lowe comics fashionista, members of NYC Harry Potter meetup group “The Group That Shall Not Be Named,” and actress Catherine Mary Stewart.

And it certainly was family fun, for Saturday morning, hours before I visited, my older daughter’s family enjoyed watching the Cosplay Parade, visiting booths selling rare Transformers, and more.

Photo Gallery: Eternal Con 2014

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Buzz Aldrin Lecture and Book Signing, Long Island 2013

From LONG ISLAND – by Ann Parry (ann-parry.com)
May 14, 2013

Astronaut Buzz Aldrin lectured, with focus on Mars exploration, and then signed books at the Cradle of Aviation Museum in Garden City, NY, this Saturday, May 11, 2013.

May 11, 2013 - Garden City, New York U.S. - Astronaut BUZZ ALDRIN signs "Mission to Mars" for KEATON COOKE, 6, of North Merrick at book signing at the Cradle of Aviation Museum. The NASA astronaut engineer of Apollo 11 in 1969, was the second person to walk on the Moon. (Ann Parry/Ann Parry, ann-parry.com)

May 11, 2013 – Garden City, NY, U.S. – Astronaut BUZZ ALDRIN signs ‘Mission to Mars’ for KEATON COOKE, 6, of N. Merrick, who then gave Aldrin a handmade model of space shuttle. (© 2013 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)

After a conversation with Dick Dunne at the Sold Out lecture in the JetBlue Sky Theater Planetarium, Aldrin – whose twitter handle is TheRealBuzz – autographed copies of his new book Mission to Mars and his history of space illustrated by Wendell Minor, Look to the Stars, in CAM’s LEM room.

May 11, 2013 - Garden City, New York U.S. - Astronaut BUZZ ALDRIN, the second person to walk on the moon, signs books for two young boys at the book signing for Aldrin's new books "Mission to Mars" and the illustrated history of space exploration "Look to the Stars." After Aldrin, the NASA astronaut engineer of Apollo 11 in 1969, gave a Sold Out lecture, people who bought his books at the Cradle of Aviation Museum book store could attend the book signing in front of LEM 13, the Grumman Lunar Module scheduled for Apollo 19, which was canceled. (Ann Parry/Ann Parry, ann-parry.com)

May 11, 2013 – Garden City, NY, U.S. – Astronaut BUZZ ALDRIN at book signing for ‘Mission to Mars’ and illustrated ‘Look to the Stars.’ at Cradle of Aviation Museum. (© 2013 Ann Parry/ann-parry.com)

Long Island’s Grumman Aerospace Corporation built and tested both the LM-13 Aldrin signed books in front of, and the Eagle LM-5 used during NASA’s Apollo 11 mission in 1969, when Aldrin was the second person to walk on the moon.

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Cradle of Aviation Museum Air & Space Gala

From LONG ISLAND – by Ann Parry (ann-parry.com)
March 2, 2013

The 10th Annual Cradle of Aviation Museum Air & Space Gala, celebrating the 40th Anniversary of Apollo 17, had a soaring setting – the  3-story atrium lobby and the main Exhibition Hall of the world-class aviation museum.

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Feb. 27, 2013 - Garden City, New York, U.S. - HARRISON H. SCHMITT, Apollo 17 Astronaut and former U.S. Senator, is honored with the Spirit of Discovery Award, at the 10th Annual Cradle of Aviation Museum Air & Space Gala, celebrating the 40th Anniversary of Apollo 17. A Grumman F11 (F-11) Tiger jet with "U.S. Navy" on its side is suspended from the three floor atrium lobby, and Sen. Schmitt is at the table to left of stage, where ANDREW PARTON, the Executive Director of the museum, is speaking. 180 degree fish eye lens view from above. (Ann Parry/Ann Parry, ann-parry.com)

Feb. 27, 2013 – Garden City, New York, U.S. – HARRISON H. SCHMITT, Apollo 17 Astronaut and former U.S. Senator, is honored at 10th Annual Cradle of Aviation Museum Air & Space Gala. (© 2013 Ann Parry, ann-parry.com)

Apollo 17 Astronaut and former U.S. Senator HARRISON SCHMITT received the Spirit of Discovery Award, PETER RETTALIATA received the Leroy R. Grumman Award, and TODD RICHMAN received the Donald E. Axinn community Service Award. Those speaking also included ANDREW PARTON, LINDA ARMYN, MARC MACDONALL, and  LUIS TOLOSA, a graduate of the Westbury STEM Magnet Academy of the Cradle of Aviation (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math).

The Gala, which was a few months later than originally scheduled due to Hurricane Sandy, also featured a performance by St. Anthony High School’s “Celtic Friars” Pipe Band (South Huntington), a band and dancing, and a Silent Auction of items such as aviation and sports memorabilia, including an eye-catching large framed poster of Long Island Astronauts.

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