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Congress of Curious Peoples: Trav S.D.: Coney Island and the World's Fairs

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Congress of Curious Peoples: Trav S.D.: Coney Island and the World's Fairs

Dates: 
Saturday, May 4, 2019 - 5:00pm

Included with Coney Island Museum Admission, $5 for Adults, $3 for Seniors, Kids (under 12) and residents of  Zip Code 11224. Free for members of Coney Island USA! Purchase tickets at the door.

Exactly 80 years ago, the 1939 New York World's Fair opened at Flushing Meadows. To mark the anniversary writer/performer Trav S.D. (Travalanche) will give an illustrated talk on how all the major World's Fairs impacted Coney Island's amusement district, as indeed nearly every one of them did, sometimes for the better, sometimes for the worse. So many of innovations we associate with Coney actually began at the World's Fairs. The ferris wheel? The parachute jump? That's just the tip of the iceberg. Strap your safety belt on for a talk as colorful and entertaining as its topic!

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