World’s Fare to channel spirit of iconic 1964 fair

Eat your way through the world, all without leaving Queens.

The World’s Fare, set to take over Citi Field on April 28 and 29, will bring vendors from more than 100 cultures together in celebration of all things edible.

Culinary experts from around the city, including Zagat senior editor Kelly Dobkin and restaurateur Russel Jackson, have been tapped to help curate the fair’s diverse menu. The team of “tastemakers” will be led by culinary committee co-chairs Claus Meyer, founder of the New Nordic Cuisine philosophy; food consultant and TV host KF Seetoh; author and journalist Jessica Harris; and World’s Fare founder Joshua Schneps.

“The World’s Fare will be a grand celebration, advocating equality and diversity in the food industry, and promoting incredible male and female talent that make New York City’s food scene so unique,” organizers wrote in a news release.

Set in the shadow of Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, home to the Unisphere and New York State Pavilion, organizers hope to “pay homage” to the famous New York World Fair that took place there in 1964.

In addition to eclectic food offerings, the World’s Fare boasts live music and art installations promoting diversity, and an “expertly curated” beer garden offering tastings of more than 80 craft beers from 45 breweries.

"The World’s Fare is an opportunity to sample some of the finest flavors the world has to
offer, all in one venue,” Meyer said. “This is a unique opportunity, one that not only reflects the incredible diversity of Queens but is rooted in the passion of the many peoples who have traveled from across the globe to call this great borough home."

Tickets are sold in two-hour windows (noon-2 p.m.; 3-5 p.m.; or 6-8 p.m.) for each day. Prices start at $19, plus fees, for general admission or $49, plus fees, to also access the beer garden.

For every ticket sold, $1 will be donated to Brooklyn-based community culinary center The Melting Pot Foundation USA.


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