Public access to the New York State Pavilion, a relic of the 1964-65 World’s Fair in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, has been a rare treat, despite a consistent flurry of interest in the landmark. We’re excited to announce that we will be offering a free, special access tour of the Philip Johnson-designed Pavilion on Sunday, September 24th at 11AM, through an upcoming giveaway. The one-hour tour will be offered in partnership with the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation, led by Mitch Silverstein, who helps head up the New York State Pavilion Paint Project, an all-volunteer group that has been lovingly caring for the Pavilion for several years now.

The tour will be offered through a giveaway, enter below. Entries will be verified for accuracy.

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On top of recent efforts, that have included painting the pavilion, The National Trust for Historic Preservation, in collaboration with The Cities Project by Heineken, are taking efforts to revive this iconic New York City landmark with the hopes reopening its soaring observation towers for new generations of visitors.


  • Learn about the past and current challenges of developing potential uses for the Pavilion’s future
  • Hear about the different groups involved with the Pavilion, including the Pavilion Paint Project
  • Access the inside of the Pavilion and learn about its little known facts & secrets
  • The tour will spend half an hour walking around the structure, and half an hour inside.

See photographs of our previous visits to document the New York State Pavilion:

Photo of New York State Pavilion by Mario Catini via Matthew Silva, documentary film director of Modern Ruin

See our full list of Behind the Scenes tours.

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