2. Tour the Remnants of the World’s Fairs
Image via Matthew Silva, from A Modern Ruin: A World’s Fair Pavilion
Add some adventure to the holiday weekend with an Untapped Cities guided walking tour of the remnants of the World’s Fairs at Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in Queens. New York City hosted the World’s Fair twice, first in 1939 and again in 1964. Within the park today there are traces, big and small, of both momentous events. On this tour led by Untapped Cities’ Chief Experience Officer Justin Rivers, uncover all of the remnants left behind such as the iconic and now abandoned New York State Pavilion and the time capsules buried at each fair. Learn about the transformation of the park from marshy wetlands to ash dump to the site of two global affairs. Plus, each guest will receive reproductions of World’s Fair Maps from both 1939 and 1964.