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‘World’s Fare’ Passport Series brings global fl avors to Queens
BY SUZANNE MONTEVERDI
SMONTEVERDI@QNS.COM / @SMONT76
Taste dishes inspired by food
from around the globe at a series
of fun events coming to the
Long Island City waterfront this fall.
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 Schneps Communications.
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.
“Aft er 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 refl ect a diff erent region of
Each event will run from 11 a.m.
until 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
Tickets start at $7 each.
Photo courtesy of Festival Media
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 a garage
across from the venue and on the street.
To buy tickets or for updates about
the event, visit www.theworldsfare.nyc.
Cigar night helps ailing daughter of Glendale patrol leader
This fundraiser in Rego Park
was truly smoking.
The 104th Precinct Community
Council held a cigar night at
Havana Dreams last week to raise
funds for Brooke Pearson, daughter
of 104th Precinct Civilian Observation
Patrol (104COP), as she battles a
rare form of cancer.
More than $2,600 was raised by
guests at the event to help the Pearson
family pay for Brooke’s care. The
evening included entertainment,
guests, prize raffl es and, of course,
fi ne cigars and refreshments.
The 104COP took to Facebook to
thank Havana Dreams, the 104th
Precinct Community Council
and Captain John Mastronardi,
commander of the 104th Precinct,
for working to organize the event.
They also expressed gratitude to
Joe Morrone from P.C. Richard &
Son for donating items that were
raffl ed off at the event. Photo via Facebook/104th Precinct Community Council