13th Annual Taste of LIC
The Backlot at Kaufman Astoria Studios


Tuesday June 5, 2018


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.

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 31, 2018): Alewife, Bartleby & Sage, The Baroness Bar & Kitchen, Beebe’sBeija FlorBentOnBig Alice Brewing, BlendBLVD Wine Bar, Bean’s and Lager, Butcher BarCafe Henri, Casa Enrique, The Creek & The Cave, Culinary Theater, Desi BowlDutch Kills Centraal, George’s, Gordo’s Cantina, ICONYC BrewingJailhouse Coffee, Kurry QultureLevante, LIC Beer ProjectLIC Market, M. Wells Steakhouse, Manducatis Rustica, Montauk BrewingMikkeller Brewery, The Millstone Tavern, Napoli Pizza & Pasta, Pantry Market EateryR’A’R Bar, Rockaway Brewing, Singlecut Beersmiths, SKI BeersLICeSouthern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits, Square Wine & Spirits, Sugar FreakSweetleaf, Tacuba Cantina Mexicana, The Thirsty Koala, Toby’s Estate Coffee, Trinchero Family EstatesVernon GrilleWhite Coffee Corporation, Woodbine’s.

Master Of Ceremonies:
Jimmy Van Bramer, NYC Councilmember / Chairman, Committee on Cultural Affairs.

Honored Guest:
Melinda Katz, Queens Borough President.

Chocolate Supporters:
Michael Gianaris (NYS Senator), Catherine Nolan (NYS Assemblywoman), Aravella Simotas (NYS Assemblywoman).

Performance by:
Keely Garfield

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!

Sponsors: jetBlue, Kaufman Astoria Studios, AECOM, conEdison, Modern Spaces, NYC Ferry, Rockrose, TF Cornerstone, 114th Precinct, Greater New York LECET, M&T BankNYC Compost Project, Plaxall, Royal Waste Services, Shine Electronics.

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.

“Taste of LIC 2018 Feeds the Hungry” – Mike Wood, queensbuzz.com