Sights and sounds of the 1964 World's Fair will return to Queens Sunday at a Corona convention where nostalgists can buy trinkets, watch newsreels and listen to music from the historic exhibition that debuted 44 years ago.
1964 World's Fair to be commemorated at convention in Corona
Visitors to the all-day, $10-a-head event at the Holiday Inn LaGuardia can even sip a Unisphere cocktail - rum, Bénédictine, Pernod, grenadine and lime juice - or eat a Belgian waffle, which made its American debut at the fair.
"My emphasis is on show and tell and being social," said organizer Richard Post, 54, of Lawrence, L.I., who hopes to attract locals who attended the fair as well as those who weren't even born at the time.
"I really don't want to get the Trekkie types who dress up as Robert Moses," joked Post, referring to "Star Trek" fans who go the extra mile at sci-fi conventions.
Damn, there go my plans for today. All kidding aside, it's the perfect indoor event for a day like today. Open from 9am-6pm.