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1939 & 1964 World’s Fairs

September 14, 2019

Municipal Art Society guide Lloyd Trufelman leads this walk throughout Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in Queens, site of the 1939 and 1964 New York World’s Fairs. Following the map plan of both original fairgrounds, the tour will include such sites as the Queens Museum (formerly NYC Pavilion 1939/1964/2009), Philip Johnson’s NY State Pavilion (1964), the Unisphere (1964) at the exact site of the Trylon and Perisphere (1939), Port Authority Heliport (1963), the Westinghouse Time Capsule (1939, 1964), and the Hall of Science (1964). Trufelman will also tour assorted statues, fountains, former pavilion locations, and various other fragments.

Saturday September 14, 2:00 – 4:00 pm
The Flushing Meadows-Corona Park Fairgrounds
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