3. World’s Fair Grounds
Flushing Meadows-Corona Park. Photo by Bobby Das via Flickr
While checking out the New York State Pavilion, also take in the grounds of the World’s Fair. In the 1930s, nearly 900 acres of central Queens were 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. Also open to the public on the site for OHNY will be the Queens Museum, with a scale model of the five boroughs, and the New York Hall of Science.