There was nothing like the two World’s Fairs celebrated in Flushing Meadows Corona Park in 1939-40 and 1964-65. And there will never be anything like the World’s Fair 50th anniversary festival planned for the same place on June 7 of this year.
Starting at 1 pm, the roughly five-hour commemoration will include classic cars, tours of historic sites, memorabilia exhibits, puppet shows, live music, and food trucks, including one that will sell Belgian waffles, which were introduced to the U.S. during the 1964-65 fair.
At 4 pm, the Summerstage Concert will kick off. Scheduled entertainers include soul legend Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires, rock-and-roll band Hollis Brown, and two-time Emmy Award-winning violinist Damien Escobar.
Details: World’s Fair Anniversary Festival, vicinity of the Unisphere, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, June 7, 1 pm to 9 pm, free. Because parking is limited, the event organizers suggest taking public transportation.
Photo by NYC Parks