Start

Sun

,

Oct 10

1:00 pm

End

Sun

,

Oct 10

2:00 pm

How

In-Person

Type

Tour

Location

Between Grand Central Pkwy and, Van Wyck Expy, 11354

Oct

10

Building of the Day: Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Start

Sun

,

Oct 10

1:00 pm

End

Sun

,

Oct 10

2:00 pm

How

In-Person

Type

Tour

Location

Between Grand Central Pkwy and, Van Wyck Expy, 11354

Flowers in bloom with the Unisphere in the background

Photo courtesy of New York City Parks Department.

*This event is offered in person; proof of vaccination (for those eligible) and masking are required in order to attend.*

A guided World’s Fair History Walk with Alliance for Flushing Meadows Corona Park docent Linda Fisher. The tour stops at approximately a dozen remaining 1939/40 and 1964/65 World’s Fair sites in the park, from the iconic Unisphere, built by US Steel for the 1964/65 Fair and the New York State Pavilion, with its state-fair-inspired design by Philip Johnson, to lesser-known spectacular spots. You’ll pass what is now Terrace on the Park, but was once the Port Authority pavilion, shaped in a giant T for transportation and, if time allows, the tour will end near the second-oldest outdoor antiquity in New York City, bequeathed to us by the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. All ages are welcome. Please wear comfortable shoes. Questions and World’s Fair memories welcome.

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