The 1964 New York World’s Fair in Queens was notable for many reasons, but for Disney fans it is often remembered as the birthplace of Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln, It’s a Small World, the Carousel of Progress, and the PeopleMover ride system (as Ford’s Motor Skyway.)
Though only running for a total of one full year (six months each over both 1964 and 1965) the ’64 World’s Fair is remembered as one of the most monumental events to come out of the post-war era of mid-20th century American progress. And now plans are in motion to celebrate the fair in a whole new way this spring.
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Over the weekend of April 28th and 29th this year, a food festival cleverly named The World’s Fare is set to bring together over 100 international food vendors on the Flushing Meadows site, now home of Citi Field, the stadium headquarters of the New York Mets Major League Baseball team.
Other attractions will include a beer garden collecting brews from over fifty different countries, live music, and street art including a six-foot tall replica of the famous Unisphere built entirely out of LEGO bricks. Several large monuments from the World’s Fair– including the Unisphere, New York State Pavilion, and Observation Towers– are still intact at the location, though they are not currently accessible to the public.
Tickets for The World’s Fare range from $19 to $199, and are available for purchase at the event’s official website.
Source: NBC New York