Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Explore the 897-acre  site of two World's Fairs, now host to a variety of attractions.

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IN THE PARK

Wheel Fun Rentals Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Rent bikes, 4-wheeled surreys, kayaks, pedal boats and and more at the northern edge of Meadow Lake.

All boaters receive boating instructions and must wear Coast Guard approved life vests. Helmets available for bikers.

Boaters under 15 years old must be accompanied onboard by an adult. Must be 10 years or older to be on a Single Kayak and 5 years or older when accompanied by an adult on a double kayak.

Get a snack or meal at the lakeside patio area at Ederle Terrace Cafe with lots of picnic tables and a pretty view.

Explore the  many attractions in Flushing Meadows Corona Park including the ionic Unisphere.

Queens Botanical Garden

Explore lovely gardens in a 39-acre oasis in one of New York City’s most bustling and diverse neighborhoods. Look for site-specific art throughout the garden including large scale prints on ‘Invasive Species’ by Sam Scoggins in the Visitor & Administration Building and a a beautiful mural ‘Wonder Garden’ outside the Education Building.

Fantasy Forest Amusement Park

A carousel created for the 1964-1965 World’s Fair by combining two historic Coney Island carousels is the centerpiece of this small, kid-friendly amusement park. Choose from 64 jumping horses, 7 standing horses, 1 menagerie animal, and 2 chariots.

Try an assortment of classic, family-friendly rides within a tree-filled landscape of Forest Park including the Corona Cobra Coaster, a western-themed train and twirling tea cups and play carnival games.

PLAYGROUNDS

Jurassic & Triassic Playground

Dino lovers can climb and play on an dino-inspired equipment at two playgrounds on opposite sides of Meadow Lake created to commemorate the Sinclair Oil “Dinoland” exhibit at the 1964-65 World’s Fair. In addition to swings and jungle gymes, find dinosaur footprints and art throughout the playground. Learn about flora and fauna from the Triassic Period, on a geologic time scale and get wet in spray showers in the shape of palm trees.

Unisphere & Fountain of the Fairs

Splash beneath the iconic Unisphere from the 1939 World’s Fair in recently renovated sprinklers showers and mist rising from the reflecting pool.

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Dumpling Galaxy

Choose from than 100 kinds of delicious dumplings plus noodles & other Chinese dishes in a striking, modern interior with bold Chinese red across walls. Deep semiprivate booths have individual TV screen showing highlights of the extensive menu.

New York Hall of Science

Founded at the 1964–65 World’s Fair, this center for interactive science features lots of fun hands-on learning opportunities in a gorgeous, spacious building.

* Explore outer space, animals, light, physics and more in over 450 interactive displays.

* In new exhibit The Happiness Experiment, learn about the culture and science behind how and why…

Queens International Night Market

Sample cuisine from around the world at a large, family-friendly open-air night market in Queens. Shop around 100 independent vendors selling merchandise, art, and food. Also enjoy live music and cultural performances celebrating the rich cultural diversity and heritage of NYC and Queens. Dine in a large picnic area.

Parking is extremely limited available, visitors…

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Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival

See over 120 dragon boat teams from across North America race in the Meadow Lake to commemorate an ancient Chinese legend plus enjoy traditional Chinese foods, music and dance.

Due to Covicd, this will be a scaled down one day event this year; check back for updates.

Queens International Night Market

Sample cuisine from around the world at a large, family-friendly open-air night market in Queens. Shop around 100 independent vendors selling merchandise, art, and food. Also enjoy live music and cultural performances celebrating the rich cultural diversity and heritage of NYC and Queens. Dine in a large picnic area.

Parking is extremely limited available, visitors…

TurnOut Queens

Weekly hour-long dance performances will highlight local dance companies like Calpulli Mexican Dance Company.

Free; no tickets required.