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New York City'S First Interactive Corn Maze Opens In Queens; <I>Con Edison to sponsor the fun-filled "Amazing Maize Maze®"</i>


Con Edison Media Relations
Contact: D. Joy Faber
Telephone: (212) 460-4111

Contact: Amy Fischetti
(718) 347-3276 - Queens County Farm Museum

For Immediate Release: September 11, 2003

New York City's First Interactive Corn Maze Opens In Queens;
Con Edison to sponsor the fun-filled "Amazing Maize Maze®"

FLORAL PARK, NY - The Amazing Maize Maze ®, a 3-D aerial artwork in the form of a 2-acre windmill, opens weekends at the Queens County Farm Museum beginning Saturday, September 20 and runs through Saturday, November 1 from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. The interactive cornfield adventure, sponsored by Con Edison, is located on the museum grounds at 73-50 Little Neck Parkway in Floral Park, Queens.

"The Amazing Maze has music, interactive games, hidden puzzle pieces and an exciting cast of characters. Everyone can have fun finding their way through the huge windmill-shaped maze made out of thousands of corn stalks," said Frances R. Resheske, senior vice president, Public Affairs for Con Edison. "It's a wonderful hands-on, educational experience for the whole family."

To add to the fun, there will be two special "maze by moonlight" evenings held on Friday, October 10 and Saturday, October 11. On these special nights, the maze will be open until 9 p.m.

"The maze is the brainchild of Don Frantz, former associate producer for Disney's Beauty and the Beast and The Lion King," said Amy Fischetti, executive director of the Queens County Farm Museum. "Mr. Frantz drew on his Broadway experience, and his work on theme parks like Universal Studios, Busch Gardens, as well as Superbowl half-time shows to develop the maze. We're excited to have his team at our farm," Fischetti said.

For maze hours, fees and general information, call the Queens County Farm Museum at (718) 347-3276 or visit their website at For general information about the maze, visit

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