For over fifty year the Queens Museum has been the steward of the Panorama of the City of New York, a remnant of the 1964-1965 World’s Fair in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park. The panorama is a giant, to-scale, 3-D model of all five boroughs of New York City built for the New York Pavilion at the fair. The model stretches 9,335 square feet and encompasses every single building, street, park and some 100 bridges constructed in the city prior to 1992.
The Queens Museum itself is a remnant of New York first World’s Fair which was held in 1939/1940. In fact it was one of only a few structures built to be permanent and the only building remaining from that time. In both the 1930s and 1960s fairs what is now the museum housed the New York Pavilion. If you are an Untapped Cities Insider, you can join us at the museum to learn more about the history of the Queens World’s Fairs and get an in-depth tour of the panorama with the museum’s Registrar and Archives Manager and resident World’s Fair expert Louise Weinberg. Weinberg will lead a talk and Q&A followed by a visit to the gallery of the Panorama of the City of New York. Insiders will also get to meet the Queens Museum’s new director Sally Tallant! Not an Insider yet? Become a member today to gain access to free behind-the-scenes tours and special events all year long.
DATE: Tuesday, August 13th, 2019 6:30PM – 7:30PM
PRICE: FREE for Untapped Cities Insiders!
CAPACITY: 25 guests. Spots allocated on a first come, first served basis.
REGISTRATION: Tuesday, July 30th, 2019 at 12 PM EST
Already a member? Book here!