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World’s Fare in Flushing Meadow Sure to Appeal to Everyone’s Taste

Diocese of Brooklyn sponsored the first-ever Catholic Day at Citi Field on Sept. 9. 2017. Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio was the main celebrant of a morning Mass on the field. During the day, concerts and exhibits were held in an adjacent parking field.

The World’s Fare is returning to Flushing Meadow! Visitors will be able to explore the talents of over 100 food vendors at Citi Field on the weekend of April 28-29. Schneps Communications is sponsoring the event.

A culinary committee consisting of renowned Danish chef Claus Meyer; American author, journalist, and culinary historian Dr. Jessica B. Harris; and Singapore-based KF Seetoh, the creator of The World Street Food Congress, have been planning the weekend.

“If you celebrate your affinity for world communities through its flavors via humble cooks that express their heritage and progressive cultures on an affordable platter, then this is a great celebration,” said Seetoh. “The World’s Fare could become the finest festivals to experience it at. World Street Food is not just about eating off a street cart or truck, it is a culinary culture.”

The Melting Pot Foundation was created by Claus Meyer and will be on site to communicate its mission of offering delicious and healthy food, but also helping to create career training in the culinary arts.

The World’s Fare’s location is intended to bring back the great memories created of the 1964-65 World’s Fair that was held Surrounded by structures including the Unisphere and the New York State Pavilion, the event is sure to harken memories of the NY World’s Fair.

“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, its people and food,” said Joshua Schneps, The World’s Fare president and organizer.

The entertainment will be as diverse as the food. Live bands representing about a dozen cultures will perform. Not to mention the SUMO demonstration from World Champions, LEGO art, 4-dimensional drawing and street art.

The World’s Fare will be a family-friendly event running from 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. on both days. Tickets are available online at www.theworldsfare.nyc.

Chefs, food vendors and others selling unique cultural items that are interested in selling and applying for the scholarship at the World’s Fare may do so online at www.theworldsfare.nyc.

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