14th Annual Taste of LIC
The Backlot at Kaufman Astoria Studios


Wednesday June 12, 2019


Tickets on sale now!


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.

Wondering if you won a raffle prize? Check here.

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 14th Annual celebration of the food, drink, culture and community of Western Queens, to benefit The Chocolate Factory Theater’s residency, performance and community programs.

Performance by Neil Greenberg.

Confirmed purveyors (as of June 9): Alewife, Bartleby & Sage, Beebe’s, BellwetherBentOn NYCBig Alice Brewing, Blend on the WaterBLVD Wine Bar, Brooklyn Brewery, Butcher Bar, Casa Enrique, Charlito’s Cocina, Chef Etienne’s, Corazon de Mexico, The Creek & The Cave, Dutch Kills Centraal, Edibly Speaking, Founders BrewingGeorge’s, Huntress Whiskey & Wings, ICONYC BrewingJailhouse Coffee, Kurry Qulture, Lady M Confections, Levante, LIC Beer ProjectLIC Market, Little Chef Little Kitchen, M. Wells Steakhouse, Mikkeller Brewery, Nana Pies, Napoli Pizza & Pasta, Néo Bakery, Pantry Eatery, Partners Coffee, R’A’R Bar: Rèst-âü-Ránt, Rockaway Brewing, Sac’s Place Astoria, The Sandwich King, Singlecut Beersmiths, SKI BeersLICe, Square Wine & Spirits, Sugar Freak, Sunswick, Sweetleaf, Tacuba Cantina Mexicana, Tea and Milk, The Thirsty Koala, Tom Cat Bakery, Vernon Grille, White Coffee Corporation, Woodbine’s, Zenon Taverna. More to come!

Master Of Ceremonies: Jimmy Van Bramer, NYC Councilmember

Honored Guests: Melinda Katz, Michael Gianaris, Aravella Simotas

Community Raffle Partner: LIC Girl Scouts

Compost Collection by NYC Compost Project, hosted by Big Reuse

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

Gala Committee (in formation): Chris Ajemian*, Michelle Boulé, Barbara Bryan, Michael Cairl, Tracy Capune*, Gonzalo Casals, Yanira Castro, Ursula Eagly, Diane Eisenstat*, Stephen Facey* and Jay Wegman, Daniel Fish, Vallejo Gantner*, Marcus Hagenbarth*, Keely Garfield, Jennifer Egan and David Herskovits, Steven Hitt, Sam Kim, Jonathan Kratter*, Sheila Lewandowski*, Mary Rose Lloyd*, Jennifer Manley, Meridith & Dan Maskara, Jennifer Monson, Alton Murray*, Leslie Nilsson*, Carla Peterson, Danielle V. Porcaro, Brian Rogers*, Carl & Laurie Rogers, Alexandra Rosenberg, Sonia J. T. Saleh, Martha Sherman, Lauren Slone, Juliana May and Tzachi Slonim, Jonna Stark, Ryan Suda*, Eva Lewandowski and Nathan Thompson, Mary Torres*, Frank Wu. *denotes Chocolate Factory Trustee.

Community Partner: Museum of the Moving Image.