Special Events, Celebrity Appearances Planned for Vision Expo East

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NEW YORK—Show organizers are putting the finishing touches on plans for International Vision Expo East, scheduled for March 14 to 17 here at the Javits Center. Following are a few of the upcoming highlights planned for the show:

Free Food Cart Friday on March 15 will offer attendees free breakfast and lunch options from 9:30 am - 1:00 pm on Level 1 in the rear of the 6700, 7000 and 7200 aisles. There will also be snacks available at Booth #2739 on Level 3 from 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm.

St. Patrick's Day Celebration, Saturday, March 16, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm . Attendees can get in the St. Patrick’s Day spirit with a bit o’ green beer served up to all the lads and lassies in the Medical & Scientific Theater, Booth #LP7581, and at the front of the exhibit hall on Levels 1 and 3.

According to show organizers, some celebrity appearances at Vision Expo will include: Mark Badgley & James Mischka and Russell Simmons at McGee Group; NBA scoring sensation Rick Barry at Legally Mine; actor Jean Reno at Zig Eyewear and former New York Yankee Bernie Williams, who will play a 30-minute guitar set at Revolution. For a retrospective look at past Revolution celebrities, click here.