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Enter the 1964 NEW YORK STATE PAVILION-Open Gate on Opening Day!

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The New York State Pavilion Paint Project Crew and NYC Parks invite the public to a RARE PHOTO OPPORTUNITY!

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Opening Day of the 1964/65 NY World's Fair, we will be opening the gate to allow limited access so guests can view and take photos of the interior. The Paint Crew will be on hand to answer questions and talk about the past, present, and future of the structure we are so passionate about. Hardhats are required and will be provided for our visitors.

As NY World's Fair fans know, the New York State Pavilion was representative of the host of the fair, New York State. Nelson Rockefeller charged architect Philip Johnson with creating a pavilion so grand that it would leave an impression on every visitor and leave an impression it did, even to visitors today. And especially with a new coat of paint! After you have enjoyed the spectacular sights and taken your photographs, be sure to linger in the park to participate in other Opening Day festivities.