New York City’s Flushing Meadows-Corona Park hosted not one, but two World’s Fairs in the 20th century. These global events brought the attention of the world to Queens where dozens of countries and companies put on their best displays of art, traditional, and technological innovation. The World’s Fairs were a place to wonder at the past and the future. At Flushing Meadows-Corona Park today, you can still find exciting souvenirs, in the form of buildings, art, and other park features, that tell of the site’s past fairground history. You can discover these remnants in an upcoming virtual talk with Untapped New York Insiders!
Explore the many remnants of the World’s Fairs in today’s Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in this virtual talk with Untapped New York’s Chief Experience Officer, Justin Rivers. You’ll see the time capsules buried with the intention of being dug up in thousands of years, colorful mosaics designed by Andy Warhol, ancient artifacts gifted by distant countries and more! Flushing Meadows-Corona Park has lived many lives from marshy tidal wetlands to an early 20th Century ash dump, and ultimately the site of the 1939 and 1964 World’s Fairs. This Flushing Meadows tour explores the past, present, and future of the 900-acre park which was an obsession of the late “Master Builder,” Robert Moses. Join Justin as he leads you on a journey through Flushing Meadows’ many unnoticed treasures. This virtual tour has been adapted from an in-person walking tour created and led by Justin Rivers for Untapped New York.
This virtual talk on Wednesday, December 16th, is organized for Untapped New York Insiders. Not an Insider yet? Become a member today and get two months free with code JOINUS. After that plans start at just $10/month. A video of the tour will also be made available to all our Insiders afterward in the Video Archive section of our website. Already a member? Book here!
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