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World’s Fair Scavenger Hunt This Sunday

A six-month series of events to commemorate the World’s Fair anniversaries organized by the World’s Fair Anniversary Committee and NYC Parks will end with a concluding celebration on Sunday, Oct. 19, that will feature a special free event: A World’s Fair Scavenger Hunt throughout Flushing Meadows-Corona Park. The daylong celebration will kick-off at noon with a press conference at the New York State Pavilion hosted by the World’s Fair Anniversary Committee’s co-chairs, Queens Borough President Melinda Katz and Assemblywoman Margaret Markey, along with Queens Parks Commissioner Dorothy Lewandowski and other elected officials. The World’s Fair Scavenger Hunt will involve teams of two to six people who will be given maps the park and a list of clues that will test each team’s knowledge of the 1939 and 1964 World’s Fairs and of the park as it is now. “I can’t think of a more appropriate way to close our 75th and 50th Anniversary celebrations of the 1939 and 1964 World’s Fairs than this fun and exciting scavenger hunt, which will allow participants to learn more about the history of the World’s Fairs and the roles they played both in shaping Flushing Meadows-Corona Park and in encouraging the development of Queens as a ‘The World’s Borough,’ which is the vibrant multicultural community that it has become,” said Katz.


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