75th for the first one, 50th for the second
The fountains around the Unisphere ran for a while during the joint celebration of the 50th anniversary of the World's Fair for which it was built, as well as the 75th anniversary of the preceding one. The water was later turned off, some said because the wind was blowing it onto attendees.
Dolores Clarke, the widow of Unisphere designer Gilmore D. Clarke, was an honored guest at the festival. Here Clarke is saluted by Queens Parks Commissioner Dorothy Lewandowski, left, Borough President Melinda Katz, Assemblywoman Marge Markey, Public Advocate Letitia James and Flushing Meadows Corona Park Administrator Janice Melnick.
Bounce houses for the kids are a staple of fairs all over, and the World's Fair anniversary celebration was no exception; it had several.