Wednesday, May 14, 2014

World's Fair Festival

The World Comes to Flushing Meadows Corona Park on May 18 to Celebrate the 75th and 50th Anniversaries of the World's Fairs

Sunday, May 18
Flushing Meadows Corona Park
1:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., Festival
5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., Concert and Fireworks

World's Fair, 1964-65
On Sunday, May 18, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., NYC Parks is celebrating the anniversaries of the two World’s Fairs held in what is now Flushing Meadows Corona Park.
The giant, one-day festival will offer a wide range of free activities for all ages to enjoy and re-live the 1939 and 1964 Fairs:
  • Tour the original structures, sculptures, and buildings, including the New York State Pavilion, Queens Museum, Queens Theater, and more!
  • See giant tents filled with World’s Fair memorabilia
  • Check out vintage vehicles including amphibious vehicles and a Batmobile
  • Enjoy food trucks representing international cuisines
  • Watch live cultural entertainment
  • Share and record your own World’s Fair memories and photos
For kids, there will be:
  • Crafts and activities by NYSCI, the Queens Museum, and other cultural institutions
  • Inflatable rides
  • Puppet shows
  • Strolling magicians
  • A visit from Mr. Met
And much more!
From 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., the anniversary celebration continues with a free concert by the Liverpool Shuffle (a Beatles Tribute Band) and the Queens Symphony Orchestra, and a sky full of fireworks.
The event is rain or shine.
Visit the World's Fair Anniversary page for more information about the Festival, and to take a virtual tour of the historic fairgrounds.

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