Explore the Cuisines of the World at the World’s Fare at CitiField April 28-29

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    The last World’s Fair was hosted in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in 1965 and was themed “Peace Through Understanding.” Millions of visitors attended the fair to explore the countries that were represented from around the world.

    Now, more than 50 years later, the fair is being reimagined as “The World’s Fare” at CitiField on April 28 and 29. The World’s Fare will be a grand celebration, advocating diversity through food and drink, music, dance, art installations and even sumo wrestling.

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    Citifield. Photo by Groupe Canam via Wikimedia Commons

    More than 100 vendors representing over 100 cultures will come together in New York City’s most diverse borough. There will also be an international beer garden serving craft beers from around the globe.

    The food has been curated by leading chefs and tastemakers including co-chairs chef Claus Meyer, Asian street food maven KF Seetoh and African food expert Dr. Jessica Harris.

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    Falansai. Photo by @brandtree

    One dollar of every ticket sold will go to the Melting Pot Foundation USA, which operates the Brownsville Community Culinary Center in Brownsville, offering accessible healthy food and career training in the culinary arts.

    The World’s Fare is a family-friendly event running from 11 a.m.to 8 p.m. on both days. Tickets are being sold for entry for access to vendors and activities as well as to the international beer garden in a separate, ticketed, over-21 area. Tickets will sell out and are currently available now. For more information or to purchase tickets, click here.

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