On July 20, 2017 The Chocolate Factory completed the acquisition of a new permanent facility in Western Queens. Located at 38-29 24th Street in Long Island City, the standalone 7,500 square foot, one story industrial building will become the organization’s permanent home and will ultimately house all of its performance and residency activity. The new facility is three times larger than its current space and, when open, will include a 99-120 seat flexible performance space with a sprung-wood dance floor, a 2,000 square foot rehearsal space, and office space.

Sheila Testified In Albany

I was born in Queens, NY just about 1 mile from where my family lived in East New York, Brooklyn in 1964 just four years after New York State Council on the Arts was conceived and one year before it was established as a permanent agency of New York State. It is so hard for me to imagine that there was a time when NYSCA and the NEA did not exist. Did you know that the National Endowment for the Arts was created by an act of Congress a year after NYSCA was established?

Kohji Setoh
Piece with gaps for each other
Limited Edition Vinyl LP

Pre-orders available now! A transparent blue LP featuring Kohji Setoh's sound composition for Piece with gaps for each other, commissioned from Ursula Eagly as a part of The Chocolate Factory's 2016-2017 season. The record is released by the Japanese label ROOT CULTURE in an individually numbered, limited edition of 250, gorgeously packaged with a graphic performance score on the inner sleeve and an insert with texts by artists Ursula Eagly, Martin Lanz Landazuri, and Kohji Setoh.