Online Program

Online Lecture: Remembering the Future — Architecture at the NYC World’s Fair

Program No. 24393RJ
Join us on Wednesday, April 10, 2024, at 2 p.m. (ET)/ 11 a.m. (PT), for a one-hour lecture and Q&A to learn about the lasting impacts of the World’s Fair in New York City.
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At a Glance

The Beatles, Michelangelo, Touchtone Phones, Andy Warhol, the Dead Sea Scrolls, Ken Kinsey, Civil Rights, Walt Disney, the “Space Race," Robert Moses and Belgian Waffles — what’s the common denominator? The 1964-1965 New York World’s Fair! Architecture at the Fair was emblematic of the diverse and often-contradictory currents that made the mid-Sixties so dynamic. Join local expert John Kriskiewicz as he revisits the mid-century buildings, structures and the lasting impact of the fair, which opened 60 years ago on April 22, 1964.

General Notes

Your online lecture will take place live over the course of 1-2 hours. All times are listed in the EASTERN time zone. If you live in a different time zone, please adjust your schedule accordingly. This live online experience uses Zoom Webinar, an easy-to-use web video service that includes closed captioning. All you need is an Internet connection and your computer. You will receive a confirmation email when you enroll, and a reminder email one week and one day before, as well as the morning of the event with a link and instructions on how to tune in. You will not be pictured on screen during the lecture, but you will have the opportunity to ask the instructor live questions using the Q&A box. Unless otherwise noted, all those who enroll in this program receive access to the live event as well as a recording of the lecture that you can watch any time within the two weeks following the live event.
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John Kriskiewicz
John Kriskiewicz is a native New Yorker with a degree in architecture from Pratt Institute. He has taught courses on architectural and city planning history at Parsons School of Design, The Cooper Union, Fashion Institute of Technology, Stern College for Women, and Manhattan College. John has designed travel programs and lectures for many of New York City’s institutions and corporations including Road Scholar/Explore New York. He has a special affinity for New York’s extensive infrastructure as well as its Mid-Century Modern heritage.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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John Kriskiewicz is a native New Yorker with a degree in architecture from Pratt Institute. He has taught courses on architectural and city planning history at Parsons School of Design, The Cooper Union, Fashion Institute of Technology, Stern College for Women, and Manhattan College. John has designed travel programs and lectures for many of New York City’s institutions and corporations including Road Scholar/Explore New York. He has a special affinity for New York’s extensive infrastructure as well as its Mid-Century Modern heritage.





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