Sample a taste of Long Island City

May 21, 2012 by  

On Tuesday, June 7, The Chocolate Factory Theater in Long Island City will be holding its sixth annual “Taste of LIC” benefit.

The theater is an OBIE award-winning venue located on 49th Avenue at the East River. It is a performing space that fosters contemporary artists and emphasizes the use of multidisciplinary and multimedia performances, combining such elements as music, dance, text, and video. The space is a 5,000-square foot industrial factory which was renovated by the founding artists, whose work is primarily featured in the theater’s shows.

The theater hosts and supports over 100 visiting artists every year, often attracting culture vultures from as far afield as Newburgh and Hyde Park to make a visit. It is also the home of the THROW performance-development series, which is a unique event hosted by Sarah Maxfield, providing audiences with an insight into the creative process of the artists.

The benefit opens to patrons and sponsors from 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm for an exclusive cocktail hour. Tickets for this part of the event range between $150 and $400. The doors then open for general admission from 6:30pm until 8:30pm with tickets costing $50 at the door. The event is being held at the Gantry Plaza State Park on the waterfront of Long Island City.

Printing companies will be hard at work with flyer and poster printing to promote the event. Brochures about the Chocolate Factory Theater and its mission and events will also be needed. The food vendors at the event will also likely want their own signs and flyers to attract returning business once the event is over.