Start

Sun

,

Oct 17

1:00 pm

End

Sun

,

Oct 17

3:00 pm

How

In-Person

Type

Tour

Location

New York Avenue, Flushing, NY 11368

Oct

17

Remnants of NY World's Fair

Start

Sun

,

Oct 17

1:00 pm

End

Sun

,

Oct 17

3:00 pm

How

In-Person

Type

Tour

Location

New York Avenue, Flushing, NY 11368

Image of cabled roof of World's Fair Pavilion.

Didn’t make it to the 1939/40 or 1964/65 World’s Fairs? Well here’s your chance. This tour will uncover numerous remnants of both fairs, with a focus on the hidden time capsules, the Fountain of the Planets, the Unisphere, and the historic New York State Pavilion. And if you did attend back in the day, revisit the park and add color by telling us your story! Flushing Meadows-Corona Park has lived many lives from marshy tidal wetlands to an early 20th Century ash dump, to the site of not one, but two World’s Fairs. This tour explores the past, present, and future of this 900 acre park which was an obsession of the late “Master Builder,” Robert Moses. Join playwright, author, and Untapped Cities Tour guide, Justin Rivers as he leads you on a journey through Flushing Meadows’ many unnoticed treasures. The tour ends at the Queens Museum where the New York Panorama, a 1964 World’s Fair remnant is on hand for viewing. It’s a must-see for any New Yorker or anyone visiting New York. - Discover the hidden-in-plain-sight remnants of the 1939/40 and 1964/65 inside Flushing Meadows Corona Park - Visit the monument to a 5000-year time capsule - View the original guidebooks from each of the World’s Fairs - Get a comprehensive history of the past, present, and future of Flushing Meadow-Corona Park, with Insider information from our partners involved with the preservation of the New York State Pavilion - Receive reproductions of World’s Fair Maps from both 1939 and 1964 - Complimentary Admission to the Queens Museum, to admire the Panorama of the City of New York

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