Valley Stream, New York: World's Fair Chunkies

Chunky abstract sculptures of a giraffe, a rhino, and a man standing on his own head originally stood outside the Chunky Candy Factory at the 1964 New York World's Fair.

James A. Dever Elementary School

Address:
585 Midvale Lane, Valley Stream, NY
Directions:
James A. Dever Elementary School. Southern State Pkwy exit 15. Drive south a few hundred feet, then turn left into the school parking lot. Follow the curving sidewalk toward the school; you'll see the statues.
Admission:
Free
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Chunky sculpture.

World's Fair Chunkies

Time capsule marker in concrete: "Portion of the Chunky Continuum from the 1964-65 New York World's Fair" "Time Capsule Sealed October, 2007, To Be Opened in 2107."

[Ira, 08/20/2017]

The time capsule was a pet project of the Board of Education of Valley Stream, Union Free School District 13. "Continuum" was a group of small, abstract sculptures by Oliver O'Connor Barrett that stood in front of the Chunky Candy Corp. pavilion at the 1964-65 New York World's Fair.

Chunkies.

World's Fair Chunkies

You need to enter the parking lot on Corona. You can't walk to the Chunkies from the other parking lots. Kind of cute but not amazing. Definitely not detour worthy but worth a quick turn off parkway if you're already there, in my opinion.

[Theodore Yale, 06/28/2016]

It's a stop perhaps best suited for NY World's Fair and Chunky Candy Company completists.

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