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Flushing’s World Fair running June 28-29

Diversity of area businesses to be shown

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Posted: Thursday, June 13, 2019 10:30 am

The Downtown Flushing Commercial Revitalization Steering Committee is inviting visitors and businesses to Flushing’s World Fair, a two-day expo planned for June 28 and 29. The expo references the iconic 1964-65 World’s Fair through the prism of today’s contemporary global village of Flushing and will feature presentations by experts in marketing, international cuisine and social media as well as walking tours and a “Passport to Flushing” food and culture crawl with special discounts.

Joe DiStefano, food critic and author of “111 Places in Queens That You Must Not Miss,” will deliver the keynote address.

Visit worldsfair.nyc to learn more and RSVP. Flushing’s World Fair is funded by the Department of Small Business Services’ Neighborhood 360∞ Program.

The Friday afternoon program will kick off with the keynote address and presentations moderated by Rob MacKay of the Queens Tourism Council. Sixty First Productions and BrandTree Media will present cutting-edge marketing strategies for boosting branding and awareness.

Entrepreneurship resources will be provided via business workshops by leading experts as well as a showcase of products and services representing the amazing diversity of Flushing’s businesses. Participants will get to talk to marketing, finance and law experts and learn how to tap into the growing market for authentic experiences and unique products and services — ranging from Taiwanese tea tastings to delicious South Indian dosas served up at the Ganesh Temple.

Saturday’s programming also features walking tours of Flushing, including cultural explorations led by borough historian Jack Eichenbaum and a tour of the area’s diverse and delicious cuisine led by DiStefano.

The Expo will also launch the “Passport to Flushing” food and culture crawl featuring a printed passport packed with special promotions and discounts provided by some of the area’s best restaurants, cultural venues and retailers. Passports will be distributed to visitors to the neighborhood and will also be available at participating venues.

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