In the 1930s, nearly 900 acres of central Queens was transformed into a vast showplace of innovation and creativity for the 1939-40 World’s Fair. The site was re-imagined a generation later for the 1964-65 World’s Fair, after which it became Flushing Meadows Corona Park, the flagship city park of Queens and one of the largest green spaces in the five boroughs. Take a walking tour of this vibrant public space to learn about the remaining landmarks from the World’s Fairs, and the incredible history of one of New York’s most important cultural events.
Saturday & Sunday Tour Info: Tours with NYC Parks docents will leave regularly from the docent tent near the Unisphere throughout both days, and will cover a number of World’s Fair relics and landmarks across Flushing Meadows Corona Park.
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