Queens’ huge ‘ World’s Fare’ food festival announces half of its 100 vendors

Posted On Mon, March 19, 2018 By

Posted On Mon, March 19, 2018 By In Events, Flushing

Photo courtesy of Bill Cotter/worldsfairphotos

On April 28th and 29th CitiField will be transformed into a modern, food-centric take on the 1964 New York World’s Fair. The World’s Fare wants guests to experience “diversity through cuisine,” which they’ll accomplish with 100+ food vendors from more than 100 cultures (there will also be an international beer garden, live music, and art), and now Eater has the scoop on the first 50 of these participants, which includes old-time Jewish bakery Orwashers, social venture and Bengali pop-up Jhal NYC, Japanese vegetable pancake purveyor Oconomi, Australian restaurant the Thirsty Koala, and Brazilian chocolate shop Brigadeiros.

Via Wiki Commons

As 6sqft previously explained:

In 1964, the New York World’s Fair came to Flushing Meadows Corona Park, with 80 nations and 24 states participating. The fair’s motto, “Peace Through Understanding,” was represented by a 12-story high, stainless steel model of the earth called the Unisphere. It also served as a symbol of global unity, an enduring idea in the city and in Queens, nicknamed the “World’s Borough.”

To build on that notion, Word’s Fare organizer and Queens native Joshua Schneps–he’s the founder of the LIC Flea & Food market and Astoria Flea & Food at Kaufman Studios–said, “Our political climate has never called for a greater opportunity to embrace and celebrate ethnic and cultural diversity. The festival embraces everything great about New York City, it’s people and its food.”

The event will run from 11 am to 8 pm on April 28th and April 29th. Ticket prices range from $19 for general admission to a $199 VIP pass. One dollar of every ticket sold will go to the Melting Pot Foundation USA, a group that oversees a community culinary center in Brownsville, Brooklyn.

As per Eater, here’s the list of the 50 vendors confirmed so far:

The beer garden will offer tastings of 80 craft beers from 45 breweries. Musical acts include Mediterranean group Newpoli, New Orleans brass-meets-funk band Black Tie Brass, and Mexican Mariachi Band Mariachi Loco de NY. There will also be demonstrations by Japanese sumo champion Yama, an interactive mural exhibit, and a Unisphere Lego installation.

Get your tickets here >>

[Via Eater]

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