Dark Chocolate – $400
2 Patron Tickets (5:30pm admission) & Exclusive Event T-Shirts & THANK YOU for the extra $100 to support contemporary performance!
Milk Chocolate – $150
1 Patron Ticket (5:30pm admission) & Exclusive Event T-Shirt!
White Chocolate – $65 in advance ($75 at the door)
1 General Admission (6:30pm) ticket.
Buy your raffle tickets! (proceeds are shared with the LIC Girl Scouts)
Patron Toast: 5:30pm
Doors open: 6:30pm
The Backlot at Kaufman Astoria Studios:
35th Avenue between 35th and 36th Streets
N/W to Broadway; M/R to Steinway Street
The 13th Annual celebration of the food, drink, culture and community of Western Queens, to benefit The Chocolate Factory Theater’s residency, performance and community programs.
Participating vendors (as of May 19, 2018): Alewife, Bantry Bay, Bartleby & Sage, The Baroness Bar & Kitchen, Beija Flor, BentOn, Big Alice Brewing, Blend, BLVD Wine Bar, Beans and Lager, Bellwether, Butcher Bar, Cafe Henri, Casa Enrique, The Creek & The Cave, Culinary Theater, Desi Bowl, Dutch Kills Centraal, George’s, Gordo’s Cantina, ICONYC Brewing, Jailhouse Coffee, Kurry Qulture, Levante, LIC Beer Project, LIC Market, M. Wells Steakhouse, Manducatis Rustica, Mikkeller Brewery, The Millstone Tavern, Napoli Pizza & Pasta, Pantry Market Eatery, R’A’R Bar, Rockaway Brewing, Singlecut Beersmiths, Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits, Square Wine & Spirits, Sugar Freak, Sweetleaf, Tacuba Cantina Mexicana, The Thirsty Koala, Toby’s Estate Coffee, Trinchero Family Estates, Vernon Grille, White Coffee Corporation, Woodbine’s.
Master Of Ceremonies:
Jimmy Van Bramer, NYC Councilmember / Chairman, Committee on Cultural Affairs.
Melinda Katz, Queens Borough President.
Michael Gianaris (NYS Senator), Catherine Nolan (NYS Assemblywoman), Aravella Simotas (NYS Assemblywoman).
Community Raffle Partner:
LIC Girl Scouts
After Party at George’s
Compost Collection by NYC Compost Project, hosted by Big Reuse
Thank you to Long Island City YMCA for providing volunteers!
Gala Committee (as of May 17, 2018): luciana achugar, Ivy Baldwin, Michelle Boulé, Barbara Bryan, Carol Bryce-Buchanan, Michael Cairl, Tracy Capune, Yanira Castro, Rebecca Davis, Ursula Eagly, Barry and Diane Eisenstat, Daniel Fish, Vallejo Gantner, Keely Garfield, Neil Greenberg, Marcus Hagenbarth, Jennifer Egan and David Herskovits, Steven Hitt, Chris Ajemian and Sara Juli, Sam Kim, Jon Kinzel, Jonathan Kratter, Sheila Lewandowski, Mary Rose Lloyd, Katinka Locascio and Nelson Downend, Julie Mayo, Virginia and Timothy Millhiser, Jennifer Monson, Alton Murray, Leslie Nilsson, Carla Peterson, Craig Peterson, Danielle V. Porcaro, Melinda Ring, Brian Rogers, Carl and Laurie Rogers, Alex Rosenberg, Jennifer Rosenblit, Soniah Saleh, Moitri Choudhury Savard and Peter Savard, Martha Sherman, Juliana May and Tzachi Slonim, Linda Sue Stein and Paul Vidich, Leyya Mona Tawil, Tommy Kriegsmann and Shanta Thake, Mary Torres, Mariana Valencia, Gillian Walsh, Stephen Facey and Jay Wegman, Ryan Suda and Julie Weprin.