9th Annual Taste of LIC


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

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!

$50 White Chocolate

(only 500 available in advance from April 15 - May 28 with incremental increases – see below)

One Ticket to Taste of LIC from 6:30-8:30pm (This price is only in effect until 8pm on Tuesday, May 13 at which time it increases to $60 until 5pm on Wednesday, May 28. Friday, May 30 – for one day only, additional tickets may be released for $60 pending availability.)

Win a Pair of Tickets!

Submit the winning tagline by Wednesday, April 30th and you and a guest will attend as Patrons for free! If you purchase White Chocolate Tickets in advance, we can refund your purchase or you can receive a receipt for a full donation for the cost of those tickets. Post on Facebook or email TasteofLIC@chocolatefactorytheater.org

The winner of last year’s tagline contest was Allison Steinberg with ChocohoLIC!.

Special Performance by

tba, but some local young people and ballet might be involved...

After-Party at TBA!

Drink Specials & Dancing for all ticket holders!

Silent Auction online and live!

Visit the online auction in May. 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

Taste of LIC 2014 - Buy Tickets

And Visit Our Online Auction Starting May 15!

This Year’s Food & Drink By:

Photos by Sara Luckey Photographers & Timothy Lee Photographers

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.