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WCNY, Salt City Market to host No Passport Required Foodie event March 5 at WCNY

WCNY, Central New York’s public broadcaster, in partnership with the Salt City Market, invite the public to celebrate the cuisine of Central New York with the “No Passport Required” Foodie Event, from 5:30–7:30 p.m. March 5 at WCNY’s headquarters located at 415 W. Fayette St. in Syracuse.

Guests will enjoy stories and food from around the world prepared by talented chefs, including New Americans, who are enriching our local culinary culture. Also featured will be screenings of content from the series “No Passport Required Season 2” which will premiere Mondays at 9 p.m. beginning Jan. 20–Feb. 17 on WCNY-TV.

In “No Passport Required Season 2,” viewers will join Chef Marcus Samuelsson on an inspiring journey across the U.S., sharing in a celebration of culture as he explores the diversity of immigrant culinary traditions woven into American culture. Born in Ethiopia and raised in Sweden, Samuelsson is passionate about demonstrating the way food unites people of all backgrounds.

The event is free, but RSVP is required. Space is limited. To learn more and register, visit

About WCNY
WCNY was founded in 1965 as The Educational Television Council of Central New York. Today it is a community-owned media company that produces content across multiple platforms, including television and radio programs, dynamic web and targeted email content, the WCNY CONNECT member magazine, and social media. Through online stream technology, WCNY has a global broadcast audience of viewers and listeners throughout the United States and 17 countries. WCNY operates five digital, pledge-free broadcast channels and three radio stations. Towers are located in Watertown and Utica, and WCNY’s radio programming extends into Canada. Classic FM is one of a few radio stations in the world dedicated to locally-programmed music.

Educational services include workshops; a 10,000 square-foot building with dedicated Education Center; Read Out, a radio reading service for the visually impaired; Enterprise America for middle school students; and a media and marketing communications program for high school students.

WCNY is LEED® Platinum Certified by the U.S. Green Building Council, the highest certification level achievable in Leadership, Energy & Environmental Design. Other achievements include “Business of the Year” in the nonprofit category in 2014 by CenterState CEO.

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