‘World’s Fare’ Passport Series brings global
flavors to LIC starting this September
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Photos courtesy of Festival Media
Taste dishes inspired by food
from around the globe at a
series of fun events coming
to the Long Island City waterfront
The World’s Fare Passport
Series will take place on Sept.
9 and 10, Sept. 22 and 23, and Oct. 20
and 21 at 5-25 46th Ave., along Anable
Basin. Each weekend will focus on the
food, drink and music of Europe, the
Americas and Asia, respectively.
The series is a follow up to Festival
Media’s “World’s Fare,” the massive
food festival that drew more than
10,000 people to Citi Field who
enjoyed food and drinks from over
100 vendors. The event was inspired
by the iconic 1964-65 World’s Fair,
which drew millions to Flushing
Meadows-Corona Park to dine and
view innovative exhibits.
At each event, attendees will be
able to enjoy a curated selection of
food, drink and live music from the
region. A panel of food experts will
also be on hand to discuss the culture
and cuisine of the area.
Restaurants and vendors currently
slated to serve at the events include
Barano, Guantanamera, Empanada
Papa and Cryo Cream.
The event was created by Joshua
Schneps, founder of the LIC Flea
& Food and Astoria Flea & Food
markets and co-publisher of BORO.
Schneps said the Passport Series will
serve as a bridge to the second annual
World’s Fare event, which will
take place in the spring of 2019.
“After the success of April’s event,
we wanted to continue with the
theme,” he said. “And because the
overall theme of the World’s Fare is
about embracing diversity, each one
of those individual events will reflect
a different region of the world.”
Each event will run from 11 a.m.
until 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
Tickets start at $7 each.
The event location is easily accessible
from the 7, E, M, G and R
trains, the Hunterspoint Avenue LIRR
station and the NYC Ferry LIC and
Hunters Point South stops. Parking
is also available at a garage across
from the venue and on the street.
To buy tickets or for updates about
the event, visit the World’s Fare website,
BY SUZANNE MONTEVERDI