Go Fly a Kite

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The Go Fly a Kite Store is a hobby store based in New York City. The name of the store references an idiom meant to tell someone to go away who is being annoying that gained popularity in the 1940s and has been used in pop culture decades later.

The 1964 Disney classic film Mary Poppins put a spin on the action of flying the kite as an enjoyable family enterprise and something that should be done to take a break from work, in an iconic scene influenced by the book, but not directly taken from the text of P.L. Travers original story.

Kites were invented in Asia with the oldest known depiction of the act of flying a kite dating to the mesolithic period 9500-9000 years B.C.E. In the modern age, kites are flown as a recreational hobby, scientific and military apparatus, and for sport.


What Does Go Fly a Kite Mean? (n.d.). Writing Explained. Retrieved July 26, 2020 from https://writingexplained.org/idiom-dictionary/go-fly-a-kite

Forbes, J. B. (1977, June 11). Kite Sellers Find Fun, With Strings Attached: Kite Business Called Fun, but Strings Are Attached. TimesMachine [Clipping from New York Times, newspaper]. Retrieved April 20, 2023 from https://timesmachine.nytimes.com/timesmachine/1977/06/11/75086692.html?pageNumber=26.

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