Special Events

The World’s Fair Plays – Revisited!

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October 27

An evening of short play readings celebrating the rich history and vibrant culture of the World’s Fairs.

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Taste the World’s Fare!

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September 22 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Indulge your senses, and have a taste of the World’s Fair, as served by Queens restaurants and caterers in partnership with the Queens Chamber of Commerce.

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1964/65 World’s Fanfare, Part II

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August 4 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

A historical tour presented with Queensboro Dance Festival featuring pop-up dance performances throughout Flushing Meadows Corona Park!

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Modern Ruin

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July 14 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

A special screening of Matthew Silva’s documentary chronicling the history of the New York State Pavilion, from the World’s Fair in 1964-65, to a concert venue, to a roller skating rink, to a prolonged period of disuse and the recent preservation and restoration efforts.

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Armstrong at the World’s Fair Revisited

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June 30 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

A spectacular evening celebrating the timeless music and legacy of Louis Armstrong, featuring Alphonso Horne and the Gotham Kings

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1964/65 World’s Fanfare, Part I

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May 26 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

A historical tour presented with Queensboro Dance Festival featuring pop-up dance performances throughout Flushing Meadows Corona Park!

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Remembering the 1964 New York World’s Fair

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April 28 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

April 2024 marks the 60th Anniversary of the opening of the 1964 World’s Fair at Flushing Meadows. Author Trav S.D. brings you a 3-part exploration of 1964, featuring a colorful visual history of the Fair itself!

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