New York World’s Fair
Walk through the “World of Tomorrow” … virtually!
What’s better than reliving a World’s Fair? Reliving TWO World’s Fairs at once!
Long-time World’s Fair historian Kyle Supley will lead this live online experience. We will send you a Zoom link so you can explore Flushing-Meadows Park in Queens.
Our next date is February 17th at 7 pm (EST).
Tour the site of the New York World’s Fairs of 1939/40 & 1964/65 from your computer as we celebrate the 80th and 55th Anniversaries of the Fairs! Historian and World’s Fair collector Kyle Supley will lead you on a fun-filled and fascinating virtual walk, in which you’ll hear about the planning and construction of the Fairs, while seeing photos and videos of the sites of the Fairs’ most famous exhibits. He’ll even share one-of-a-kind memorabilia from his personal World’s Fair collection!
You’ll learn about the site where Salvador Dali had his living art installation, where Michelangelo’s Pieta graced the grounds, where the first talking (and smoking) robot entertained, and where two time capsules still exist (and will until the year 6939)!
You’ll hear why the Fairs were located here, the drama of planning and construction, and the Fairs eventual conversion into Flushing Meadows-Corona Park.
Get ready to visit…
- Remnants of both the 1939-1940 and 1964-1965 Fairs
- Where the first commercial television was shown to the public
- The spot where Borden’s “Elsie the Cow” mooooved her audiences to tears
- The site of a singing and smoking robot-man and his pet dog, Sparko!
- Where an Andy Warhol Mural about convicted felons was almost displayed!
- The spot where Johnny Weissmuller, aka “Tarzan“, did high dives before thousands
- Where a miniature New York City exists to this day…
- … AND much, much more.
90 minutes (including Q&A at the end of the tour)
Please note: This is a live online tour. We will send you a Zoom link.
Person – $20
(All Ages Welcome!)
Please contact us to set up a private tour!
Looking to study up before the tour?
Prep for our New York World’s Fair Walking Tour by listening to the episode “The World of Tomorrow”.