If your parents or grandparents were in the New York City area in the early 1960s, you probably heard lots of stories about all the cool inventions and park rides they saw at the New York World’s Fair.
The famous fair held between 1964 and 1965 at Flushing Meadows–Corona Park included 140 pavilions, 110 restaurants, and 45 additional attractions. It was, for many attendees, their first interaction with computers and other “futuristic” technologies presented by corporations like IBM and Bell System. Plus, about 80 nations and 24 states were represented during the fair.
Now, the World’s Fair is coming back to Queens. Thanks to LIC Flea and Astoria Flea and Food, a modern version of the fair will debut for two days in the parking lot of Citi Field on April 28 and 29.
This new event, called The World’s Fare, will celebrate “equality and diversity in New York City,” according to TimeOut.
And while you won’t see a lot of futuristic tech, the new fair will showcase tons of amazing food, art, and cultural experiences from as many as 100 countries around the world. Renowned chef Claus Meyer; author, journalist, and culinary expert Jessica Harris; and street food guru KF Seetoh from Singapore are among the fair’s food experts who are deciding what will be tickling your tastebuds.
Besides being an amazing place to eat, there will be lots to see as well, including Japanese calligraphy, a six-foot Unisphere made of LEGOs, painted scripture, and street art.