9th Annual Taste of LIC


Gantry Plaza State Park - 49th Avenue @ The East River

Online presales for Taste Of LIC have closed. Tickets on sale at the door only on Tuesday, June 3rd starting 4:30pm.

Tuesday June 3, 2014

Master of Ceremonies

Jimmy Van Bramer
NYC Council Majority Leader
Chairman, Committee on Cultural Affairs

Chocolate Lover Honored Guests

Melinda Katz
Queens Borough President

Carolyn B. Maloney
Member of Congress (NY-12)

Michael Gianaris
NYS Senator

Catherine Nolan
NYS Assembly Woman

The Taste of LIC is The Chocolate Factory Theater’s Annual celebration of LIC’s cultural and culinary excellence, for 1,200 of our closest friends, on the gorgeous East River Waterfront at Gantry Plaza State Park at 49th Avenue & Center Boulevard.

We thank Long Island City businesses, residents and visitors for helping us celebrate our great community while raising funds to keep the arts live in LIC! Proceeds help us to pay salaries commissions to artists and present performance premieres at our 49th Avenue venue.

Tickets available in advance online during May! See additional restrictions, incremental price increases & instructions below.

$400 Special Dark

(available in advance from April 15 - May 31)

Two Tickets to the Exclusive First Hour from 5:30-6:30pm and you’ve just contributed an extra $100 to support contemporary performance in LIC! Yes, please stay for the whole event until 8:30pm! Thank you for being an Arts & Community Patron!

$150 Milk Chocolate

(available in advance from April 15 - May 31)

One Ticket to the Exclusive First Hour from 5:30-6:30pm! Yes, please stay for the whole event until 8:30pm! Thank you for being an Arts & Community Patron!

$60 White Chocolate

(only available through May 31st. )

One Ticket to Taste of LIC from 6:30-8:30pm.

Not for sale June 1 or June 2.

$65 June 3rd at the door after 4:30pm.

Win a Pair of Tickets!

The winner of 2014's tagline contest is Steve Sewell for What's not to LIC?! We'll all be donning his words.

Special Performance by

Sunnyside/Woodside Girls Scouts choreographed by Madeline Best.

After-Party at SweetLeaf on Center Boulevard!

Drink Specials & Dancing for all ticket holders!

Amazing Raffle at the event!

Includes jetBlue travel vouchers, gift certificates to all of your favorite LIC haunts, performances throughout NYC, and much more!

Press Inquiries

Please contact John Wyszniewski at Blake Zidell & Associates john@blakezidell.com, (718) 643-9052

Check out these details from 2014 as we prepare for the big 10th Anniversary on June 2!

Taste of LIC 2015 - BUY TICKETS! - Buy Tickets

This Year’s Food & Drink By:

Restrictions & More:


Advance ticket sales close on Friday, May 31st at midnight.


Limited number of tickets available due to NYS Parks occupancy restrictions.


Children’s pricing available for ages 3-11.
Please email for the code.


Under 3 years of age in the arms of an adult may enter
free of charge.


Strollers are not permitted in the tent.
Stroller-Check is available at the door.


Tax-deductible portion of all purchases is the amount that the purchase exceeds $45 per attendee.


Paid parking is available across the street and within
2 blocks of the event.


Sponsorships are still available.
Contact Sheila @ 718-482-7069 or via email.