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World's Fair Anniversary Festival

Sunday, May 18, 2014

1:00 p.m.9:00 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 Meadows 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.  

Please note: The tours of the historic World's Fair sites will be given at 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Tours are limited to 50 people for each tour. Sign up at the Parks information kiosk near the Unisphere. 

Location

Queens
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Location Details:
Parking is limited. Please take public transportation.

Cost

Free  

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Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Categories

Accessible, Arts & Crafts, Education, Concerts, Art, Festivals, Games, Kids, Theater, Tours, Food, Talks, Seniors

Directions to Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Know Before You Go

There are currently 2 service interruptions affecting access within this park.

Recreation CentersAl Oerter Recreation Center

On Wednesday, November 26, all Recreation Centers close at 6:00 p.m. for the holiday. There may be changes to your schedule, so please check with your center. On Thursday, November 27, all Recreation Centers are closed. Happy Thanksgiving!
Anticipated Completion: 11/27/2014

Recreation CentersFlushing Meadows Corona Park Pool & Rink

On Wednesday, November 26, the pool at Flushing Meadows Corona Park Aquatics Center closes at 4:30 p.m. The facility closes at 5:00 p.m. There may be changes to the schedule, so please check with your center. On Thursday, November 27, this and all the other Recreation Centers are closed. Happy Thanksgiving!
Anticipated Completion: 11/27/2014

Flushing Meadows Corona Park Weather

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