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Event marks 50th anniversary of World’s Fair in Queens

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NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) - You couldn't ask for a more perfect day weather wise. There was not a cloud in sight, no humidity and no rain.

The food, the history, everyone we spoke to was telling us they wish this fair happened every weekend.

On Sunday, the New York City Parks and Recreation held a free event in Flushing Meadows, Corona Park to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the World’s Fair.

Tova and her husband Erwin were among the hundreds of people who came from all over New York to check out the fun festival that was also part history lesson.

“I think it's pretty amazing. It’s like culture shock to me” Tova said.

A clunky phone that was originally displayed at the fair 50 years ago was displayed as state of the art. And another exhibit shows a solar powered cell phone charging station.

Aside from all the old pictures, great food and memorabilia was one that really stuck out. The original Bat-mobile that Adam West himself drove in the TV series.

We ran into several New Yorkers who attended the original fair and remember the experience like it was yesterday.

“I had a great adventure going to the fair, it was the best time of my life” one man told us.

There was also a Beatles tribute band and fireworks show to mark the celebration of 50 years since the World’s Fair came to town.

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