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International Food Festival Dubbed ‘The World’s Fare’ to Take Place in Citi Field Parking Lot Next Month

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March 8, 2018 By Tara Law

International food lovers from across the tri-state area will converge near Citi Field next month for the first “World’s Fare,” a food festival inspired by the 1964 and 1939 events.

The World’s Fare will be held at the ball field’s parking lot at 123-01 Roosevelt Avenue on April 28 and 29. The festival will feature live international music, art installations, a craft beer garden featuring 80 brews, and over 100 food vendors serving cuisine from around the world.

The event is being put together by Festival Media Group and Schneps Communications, which publishes the Queens Courier and organizes the LIC Flea and Food.

“We have always wanted to pay homage to the original World’s Fair,” said Elizabeth Aloni of Festival Media Group. “We love that it’s close to the original location.”

The vendors were selected by a group of 12 food curators, which includes food writers, restaurateurs and other culinary experts. The curators include Joe DiStefano, the author of “111 Places in Queens That You Must Not Miss,” Kelly Dobkin, a senior editor at Zagat, and Russell Jackson, the host of’s web series “Going Off the Menu.”

The festival will also feature artists, dancers and musicians. A Lego artist will construct a six-foot-tall unisphere to pay homage to the sculpture constructed in Flushing Meadows Corona Park for the 1964 World’s Fair. A Japanese calligrapher will also teach guests his technique.

Tickets for the event start at $19 for general admission and run up to $199 for VIP access. The event runs from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. each day, although access is available at 11 a.m. for special ticket holders.

A list of food vendors has not been released yet.

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