The 1929 New York World’s Fair presented, for the first time, color photography, air conditioners, smell-o-vision and the Queens Botanical Garden. For its 75th birthday, the QBG presents Taste the World: Botanical Brew Fest, a libatious interpretation of the 1964 World’s Fair motto — “Man’s Achievements on a Shrinking Globe in an Expanding Universe.” The beer festival features craft selections from Lebanon, Thailand, Scotland, and other international as well as national breweries. What lacks in the international representation of beer is compensated by the cornucopia of ethnically diverse food available throughout the afternoon. Dual beer–tasting sessions are held throughout the afternoon. Festival highlights include live entertainment and tours of the garden, as well as the opportunity to explore historic Flushing Meadows Corona Park, under which two Westinghouse time capsules containing items such as a pack of Camel cigarettes, a Sears catalog and a note from Albert Einstein, and will reside there until the year 6939.
Sat., July 19, noon, 2014