SCENES FROM FORGOTTENTOUR #69: Flushing Meadows-Corona Park

by Kevin Walsh

The weather was partly sunny with a threat of showers, and the humidity was through the roof, but nearly 35 ForgottenFans met on July 13th, 2013 for a 2.5-hour journey through the secret remains of two World’s Fairs at Flushing Meadows-Corona Park. Included on our trip was what is likely the second-oldest man-made object in New York City, two sculptures of wildly divergent styles by the same artist, and the crumbling remains of the New York State Pavilion, for which there has always been talk of restoration…but not much action.

On Flickr: Scenes from ForgottenTour #69

Photos by Joe DeMarco



Larry Gertner August 6, 2013 - 7:39 pm

Thank you for a great tour. It inspired me to go a research my old photos and work them into my photos from the day. Here’s a link to my photo essay for you.

Jeff B. August 7, 2013 - 10:58 pm

Great photos from 1964-65! I had to stop and examine one photo really hard (77) – one of the passers-by looked like my Dad! The man’s posture, clothes and way they were worn, the cigarette and camera in hands, the glasses – damn, that was my Dad! I stopped the slide show, went back and had to take a closer look – on zooming in, I realized it wan’t him, but… We were only at the Fair 2x in 1964 – June 1 and sometime in late July or Early August (if I can find my pics, I’d know exact date).

Bill January 18, 2014 - 10:28 pm

Where can I get a list of the tours for 2014?

Kevin Walsh January 18, 2014 - 10:57 pm

When we’ve determined them they will be posted on the tours page. Soon.


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