Eleventh Annual Taste of LIC


Tickets on sale NOW!


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

Monday June 13, 2016

Master of Ceremonies
Honorable Jimmy Van Bramer
NYC Council Majority Leader
Chairman, Committee on Cultural Affairs

Chocolate Lover Honored Guests
Honorable Melinda Katz
Queens Borough President

Honorable Michael Gianaris
NYS Senator

Honorable Catherine Nolan
NYS Assembly Woman

Performance ByYACKEZ (Larissa and Jon Velez-Jackson)

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, June 12.

$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.

$75 June 13th 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@old.chocolatefactorytheater.org for more info.

After-Party at Riverview Restaurant & Lounge!

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!


RAFFLE! RAFFLE! To support The Chocolate Factory Theater and Gantry Parent Association!

Gantry Parent Association

We are excited to announce that The Chocolate Factory has a new Taste of LIC partner – Gantry Parent Association. The association is a brand new bedrock organization in Long Island City focused on public education in and for the local community. We join them in recognizing that schools are engines of education. And, we believe that creativity must be nurtured as part of education. Taste of LIC raffle proceeds will be shared equally between GPA and CF to support our shared vision for a great Long Island City.

Fancy Raffle Ticket
For $50 get 1 ticket to enter to win BIG, EXCLUSIVE (and fancy!) prizes. Amazing prizes including a pair of JetBlue travel vouchers, tickets to a Broadway show, $1000 Tailor Made For You, Inc. spa treatments at Sacred Waters, (1) 45 min or Hour long Fall 2016 semester class at NY Kids Club LIC, and much more. There’s a 5% chance to win one of the 6 to 10 prizes worth $500+! Only 200 tickets available, so get yours fast! Raffle tickets can be purchased online. You do not need to attend Taste of LIC to play or win!

Pick Your Prize Raffle
10 tickets for $20 or 25 tickets for $40. At Taste of LIC you select which of the over 60 prizes to take a chance on! So many winners! Amazing prizes including gift certificates to all of your favorite LIC haunts, performances throughout NYC, and much more! Pick Your Prize Raffle tickets can be picked up at Taste of LIC when you check in.

Taste of LIC T-shirt

Taste of Long Island City T-Shirt*

The coveted, one-of-a-kind 11th Annual Taste of Long Island City t-shirt is up for sale! Wear your LIC and Chocolate Factory pride in this breathable, 100% cotton material all year long. T-shirts will be held at the event under the purchaser’s name, but please stay tuned for pick up instructions via email as we get closer to the event. *Sponsors & Patrons (Dark & Milk Chocolate) receive a shirt for each ticket. General Admission (White Chocolate) can add this to their purchase.

Restrictions & More:


Advance ticket sales close on Sunday, June 12th.


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 $50 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.


Press inquiries: please contact Brian Rogers, (718) 482-7069