NYC Resources311Office of the Mayor

Official Website of the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation

Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Back to Event List

World's Fair History Walking Tour

Sunday, August 13, 2017

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.

This event repeats on the 2nd Sunday of every month between 5/14/2017 and 10/8/2017.

Please note: This event has already taken place. Please use the Search options on the right to find upcoming events.

Join us for a free walking tour of World's Fair sites in Flushing Meadows Corona Park. 

Hear the stories behind the Unisphere, New York State Pavilion, Hall of Science, Queens Zoo Aviary, Carousel, Time Capsules, Underground Home, second-oldest outdoor antiquity in NYC, and more. 

The tours continue the second Sunday of each month through November. Tours begin at 11 a.m. and at 1:00 p.m. and meet at the Unisphere. 

Tours are led by Flushing Meadows Corona Park's volunteer docents.

No registration is required. Tours are first-come, first-served.

Location

Queens
Directions to this location

Cost

Free  

Event Organizer

Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Contact Number

(718) 760-6437

Contact Email

vickie.karp@parks.nyc.gov

Categories

History, Tours

Directions to Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Know Before You Go

There are currently 3 service interruptions affecting access within this park.

PlaygroundsPlayground

NYC Parks has removed slides in this park due to a manufacturer recall. The manufacture is currently working on an improved design and redesigned slides will be installed as soon as possible.


MarinasWorld's Fair Marina

Due to a major planned reconstruction project, Pier 1 at the World's Fair Marina is currently closed. Limited transient dockage is available for smaller recreational vessels - please contact the Dockmasters office at 718-478-0480 or VHF Ch71 for more information. There is no dockage available for larger vessels or commercial vessels, including passenger pick-up and drop-off. We apologize for any inconvenience. Please check back with the World's Fair Marina in the future for updates.
Anticipated Completion: Fall 2017

ParkFlushing Meadows Corona Park

Due to major ongoing construction, the northeast section of Meadow Lake is closed. This project will reduce flooding in this area. There will be access to the boathouse and Meadow Lake from the Van Wyck Expressway South Exit 11 and from Jewel Avenue. For more information about this project, please visit our Capital Project Tracker.

Was this information helpful?