The Project

After the Fair is a documentary exploring the legacy of the 1964-65 NY World's Fair. The project explores the places the relics from the Fair have ended up, but also examines the technologies and ideals from the fair that shape our world 50 years later. The film mixes archival footage of the Fair with modern-day interviews with those who attended, and created the Fair.

About the Fair

The 1964-65 New York World's Fair was held on the same site as the 1939-40 NY World's Fair, in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens. 51 million people attended the fair over two seasons. The event brought together exhibits from over 50 countries, along with dozens of states and several industrial companies. Ford, GM, Chrysler, IBM, Kodak, Coca-Cola, Bell, and DuPont were just some of the companies to participate.

About After the Fair

Now available on DVD, After The Fair is a feature-length documentary that takes viewers back to 1964 to see why the Fair was so special. Then, a modern look at the relics of the Fair, and interviews with people who attended, worked at, and built the Fair, shows how the fair continues to shape our lives.

The project was created, directed,and produced by Ryan Ritchey, a Philadelphia-based filmmaker. This is his first feature-length documentary, after several web-based video projects. His wife, Stacy Ritchey serves as Associate Producer, and still photographer, capturing many of the modern-day photos found in the film. 

The film was independently released on DVD, and is available for broadcast.


Press Release



The stainless steel Unisphere, Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, Queens, N.Y., as seen the documentary After the Fair.

 'Men in Black' Director Barry Sonnenfeld discusses his memories of attending the Fair.

Newly released documentary film “After the Fair” shares insights into the legacy of the 1964-65 N.Y. World’s Fair.

Former Disney Imagineer Bob Gurr discusses the creation of the popular Ford Skyway ride for the 1964-65 N.Y. World’s Fair.

 A view of the 1964-65 N.Y. World’s Fair from above.


The Filmmakers: 

Ryan Ritchey, Producer and Director, 'After the Fair'Stacy Lutner Ritchey, Associate Producer, 'After the Fair'



For information/interview requests

Ryan Ritchey:

Twitter: @afterthefair