Cradle Of Aviation Honors 1969 Mets

Mets_090914This summer the Cradle of Aviation Museum celebrated the extraordinary summer of 1969 with a new exhibit called the “Summer of ‘69” that highlighted three iconic events. Landing a man on the moon, the Woodstock Music Festival and the improbable success of the ’69 Mets.

To formally end the celebration of the “summer of ’69,the museum will be hosting a salute to the ’69 Mets at a special dinner on Saturday, Sept. 27 at 6:30 p.m.. The dinner will serve to raise funds to support the museum’s education programs. Players scheduled to attend include: Third baseman Ed Charles, shortstop Buddy Harrelson, outfielder Cleon Jones, first baseman Ed Kranepool, pitcher Jim McAndrew, and outfielders Art Shamsky and Ron Swoboda.

The dinner will provide fans with a great opportunity to meet the Mets who turned the once “loveable losers” into world champions. The evening will include a chance to get autographs and the highlight of the night will be a question and answer session with the players. Tickets to the dinner are $100 per person/$90 for Cradle Museum members. Tickets can be purchased by calling 516-572-4066 or by visiting the museum’s website at

Dave Gil de Rubio
In addition to being editor of theNassau Observer, Dave Gil de Rubio is a regular contributor to Long Island Weekly, specializing in music and sports features. He has won several awards for writing from Press Club of Long Island (PCLI), New York Press Association (NYPA) and Fair Media Council (FMC).




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