By Victoria Merlino
Part business conference and part food fest, the two-day “Flushing's World Fair” expo promises to bring the history of Flushing to life through food, drink and fun.
Hosted by the Flushing Chamber of Commerce, the expo will offer a marketing forum and workshops for small businesses in the area, while also providing an inside look of Flushing's unique cultural landscape through deals on local food and history tours on topics like the Chinese and Korean heritages of Flushing.
The “Passport to Flushing” distributed during the expo will provide attendees with special promotions and discounts to neighborhood restaurants. Passports will be given out at participating restaurants and to expo attendees.
"Whether you're looking for amazing food, history, or world-class shopping, Flushing has something for everyone. Flushing's World's Fair will be a great opportunity for visitors to get a first-hand look into our emerging industries. We also invite those who already know us to rediscover Flushing and explore a neighborhood that is constantly evolving,” Flushing Councilmember Peter Koo said in a statement.
Flushing has the most businesses of any neighborhood in Queens, according to an economic report about the borough by the Office of the State Comptroller in 2018. It has also had the fastest economic growth of any neighborhood in Queens, clocking in at 29 percent growth.
The expo will run from June 28 to June 29. For the full schedule and to RSVP, visit worldsfair.nyc.