“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Corona in Queens County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

Live Performances

Live Performances Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, October 16, 2016
1. Live Performances Marker
Inscription. A daily schedule of marching bands, orchestras, choruses, and dancers showcased the diverse cultural institutions of New York State and neighboring communities. A stage once stood directly ahead.
After the fair closed the pavilion became a venue for concerts featuring such groups as The Grateful Dead and Led Zeppelin. Later it was converted into a skating rink, thus the “Skate Rental” sign was not painted over in tribute to the pavilion’s post-fair uses.

Location. 40° 44.611′ N, 73° 50.669′ W. Marker is in Corona, New York, in Queens County. Marker can be reached from Avenue of the States. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Corona NY 11368, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. New York State Pavilion (here, next to this marker); Remnants from the ruins (here, next to this marker); Skate Rental (here, next to this marker); Mezzanine Tour of New York State (here, next to this marker); World’s Largest Suspension Roof (here, next to this marker); Observation Towers (here, next to this marker); World’s Largest Map (here, next to this marker); “Lucy Day” at the New York World’s Fair (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Corona.
Regarding Live Performances. The Grateful Dead played the New York Pavilion on July 11 and July 12, 1969. Led Zeppelin played there shortly thereafter, on August 30, 1969.
Also see . . .
1. Grateful Dead, New York State Pavilion, 07/11/1969 (YouTube, audio only, 42 mins.). (Submitted on September 30, 2017.)
2. Singer Bowl Music Festival (State Pavilion) ( (Submitted on September 30, 2017.)
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicEntertainment
Credits. This page was last revised on September 30, 2017. This page originally submitted on September 26, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 81 times since then. Photo   1. submitted on September 26, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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