‘World’s Fare’ Passport Series brings global flavors to Long Island City starting this September

Photos courtesy of Festival Media

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. 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  the Americas and Asia

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. 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 QNS. 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.

“After 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 reflect a different region of the world.”

Each event will run from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Tickets start at $7 each.

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 the World’s Fare website.