World's Fair Anniversary Festival coming to Queens this weekend

The World's Fair Anniversary Festival comes to Queens on Sunday, commemorating the 75th and 50th anniversaries of the 1939 and 1964 events.

world fair The interior of the New York State Pavilion, also known as the "Tent of Tomorrow," will reopen for tours on Sunday.
Credit: Aaron Adler/Metro

 

This weekend, the world is going to Queens.

 

The World's Fair Anniversary Festival comes to Queens on Sunday, commemorating the 75th and 50th anniversaries of the 1939 and 1964 events.

 

The celebrations begin at 1 p.m. in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, with 50-cent carousel rides, puppet shows and visits by Mr. and Mrs. Met.

 

Free tours of historic sites will be held and the Tent of Tomorrow will reopen to the public from 1 to 5 p.m. after drawing crowds last month.

A classic car show will also feature historic cars from the 1960s, including Mustangs, Amphicars and the original Batmobile from the decade's television series.

Beatles tribute band, Liverpool Shuffle, and the full Queens Symphony Orchestra will play in a concert Sunday night, followed by a fireworks display.

If you go:

The festival will be held at the Unisphere in Flushing Meadows Corona Park on Sunday, with activities from1 to 9 p.m.

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