Four days ago, our Mehregan celebration was truly historic as the restored Persian Pool was dedicated by Her Imperial Majesty Farah Pahlavi, the Shahbanou of Iran. Having lived in exile since 1979, she said she will never stop hoping to see the homeland she loves rise from the ashes. The centerpiece of the Walled Garden, the Persian Pool can be said to have risen from the ashes, thanks to the partnership of members of the Iranian-American community, the City of Yonkers, and the State of New York. It was completely rebuilt and resurfaced with gorgeous mosaics matching the original design. With only the final portion of the wall mosaics left to be installed, the result far exceeds our already high expectations.
President, Untermyer Gardens Conservancy