After a week of gloomy weather, the sun came out in time for the celebration of the World’s Fairs at Flushing Meadows Corona Park on Sunday.
The free event, like the one that was held last year to mark the opening of the 1939-1940 and 1964-1965 World’s Fairs, once again honored the historic festivals with music, food and activities.
Both the young and old came out for the World’s Fair Anniversary Festival, where kids were able to enjoy half-priced carousel rides, puppet shows, face painting, strolling magicians and more.
Those who still remember the World’s Fair or who wanted to know what it was like to be in Flushing Meadows during the events decades earlier got the chance to take tours of historic sites that are still in the park and displays of memorabilia. Another throwback feature at the festival included a classic car show courtesy of Broadway Stages and the Argento family.
There were also performances throughout the day, highlighted by a SummerStage concert featuring Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires, Hollis Brown and Damien Escobar.
And who can forget the food. Belgian waffles were introduced to the U.S. at the 1964 World’s Fair and were served at this year’s festival. Fairgoers were also offered international bites from the LIC Flea Food Market.
Click through the photo gallery below to see the activities from the World’s Fair Anniversary Festival: