Celebrating the World's Fair

October 21, 2014 by Jason Clement

What an anniversary it has been!

For the past six months, Queens has commemorated the 1964-65 World's Fair, which brought tens of millions of people to Flushing Meadows-Corona Park exactly 50 years ago. This weekend, that celebration wrapped up with tours of the New York State Pavilion, a concert, and a sprawling scavenger hunt almost half a century to the day the history-making event shut its gates.

Braving the chilly fall weather, a small team from the National Trust canvassed the entire festival area — clipboards and Pavilion swag in hand. Since announcing the New York Station Pavilion as a National Treasure on April 22 (the day the World's Fair began in 1964), we have collected over 5,000 signatures on our petition calling for Mayor Bill de Blasio to continue making the restoration of the Pavilion a priority. This past weekend, we added several hundred more names to that tally, and we could not be more thrilled with the outpouring of local support.

If you haven't already, please join our campaign by signing today.

Applications for the Telling the Full History Preservation Fund grant program are due December 15, 2021.

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