Tenth Annual Taste Of LIC


10th Anniversary Journal

Custom embossed & hinged tin box given to 10 Honorees and 1000 attendees will contain journal ads that can be framed individually. Help us celebrate our 10 years and these extraordinary 10 individuals by taking out an ad. Download specs here.

One Night Only! 10th Anniversary!

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

Tuesday June 2, 2015

HONOREES! First time ever!!!!!

Michelle Coffey (Lambent Foundation), Icema Gibbs (jetBlue), Paul Januszewski (Rockrose Development Corp.), John Kocan (landlord, in memoriam), Juliana May (LIC resident mommy & choreographer-extraordinaire), Cathy Nolan (NYS Assemblywoman), Martha Sherman (Audience Queen of Dance in NYC), Rebecca Trent (The Creek & The Cave, CB2 & LIC Eats), Jimmy Van Bramer (NYC Council Majority Leader) & Mac Wellman (Playwright & theater guru)

Tickets on sale at The Chocolate Factory during LIC Springs, Saturday, May 9 noon to 4pm and at the event site, Tuesday, June 2nd starting 4:30pm.

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

Performance By

Jon Kinzel

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.

See additional restrictions, incremental price increases & instructions below. Advanced tickets available through Sunday, May 31.

$400 Special Dark

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

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!

$65 White Chocolate

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

$80 June 2nd at the door after 4:30pm.

Newborns and babes in swaddling are free. Ages 3-11 are just $25 when accompanying an adult. Please email TasteofLIC@chocolatefactorytheater.org for more info.

Win a Pair of Tickets if you coin the 2015 Tagline!

The winner of 2014's tagline contest was Steve Sewell for What's not to LIC?! Will your words be worn by 1000? Submit your ideas no later than Sunday, May 10 to TasteofLIC@chocolatefactorytheater.org! Winner will be announced Monday, May 11.

After-Party TBA!

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 Brian Rogers, (718) 482-7069

Taste of LIC 2015 - Buy Tickets!

To purchase tickets by check, please download this reply slip and mail before May 25 to The Chocolate Factory Theater at 5-49 49th Avenue, LIC NY 11101.

This Year’s Food & Drink By:

Restrictions & More:


Advance ticket sales close on Sunday, May 31st.


Limited number of tickets available due to occupancy restrictions.


Children’s pricing available for ages 3-10.
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 FREE 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.

"Taste of LIC celebrates 10th anniversary" - Angy Altamirano, Queens Courier

"Tenth Taste of LIC Kicks Off Tomorrow" - Jackie Strawbridge, licpost.com

"Inhale Fistfuls Of Lobster Rolls & Eat All Of LIC This Week" - Nell Casey, gothamist.com

"Long Island City Gets Ten Times As Tasty" - Daniel Offner, Queens Tribune