Past Meetup

World's Fair Anniversary Festival


Let's go to Flushing Meadows Corona Park for the World's Fair Anniversary Festival celebrating both the '39 and '64 Fairs (75 years and 50 years respectively).

Cross-posted event with Explore Queens and Beyond (

(Trylon and Perisphere from '39 Fair)

Meeting place TBD. Contact info will be emailed. Please note that the festival starts at 1pm, but we're meeting at 3pm, in case anyone wants to get there earlier.

A free concert followed by fireworks begins at 5:30

1:00 p.m.–8:30 p.m.

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We're celebrating the 75th and 50th anniversaries of the NYC World's Fair with a full day of free activities for all.

Interested in revisiting the 1939 and 1964 Fairs? We'll be leading tours of historic sites that are still in Flushing Medaows Corona Park, and displaying exhibits of memorabilia.

Kid-friendly events include 50-cent rides on the historic carousel, puppet shows, face painting, and a visit by Mr Met.

Enjoy cultural music and dance performances throughout the day followed by an evening concert and fireworks!. Different foods from around the world will be available, including Belgian waffles, which were introduced to the US at the 1964 World's Fair.

To celebrate the anniversaries of the World's Fairs, we'll be hosting musical performances and fireworks at the Unisphere. From 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. a Sounds of the 60s concert will transport you back to the swinging sixties. Afterwards, the Queens Symphony Orchestra will perform a composition originally written for the 1964 World's Fair. Fireworks will start at 8:15 p.m

More info:

Daily News (

NY State Pavilion (


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