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Tickets now on sale for Taste of Sunnyside

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Posted: Thursday, April 10, 2014 10:30 am | Updated: 11:29 am, Thu Apr 17, 2014.

Tickets are now available to the 2014 Taste of Sunnyside — an outdoor spring food festival for residents and visitors alike.

The event, sponsored by Sunnyside Shines and Edible Queens, is the neighborhood’s first-ever outdoor event to be held under the elevated No. 7 line, the main vein of transportation for the Sunnyside and Long Island City communities.

Attendees will sample some of the best food and drink Sunnyside has to offer from more than 25 nearby restaurants participating in the 2014 Taste of Sunnyside.

The event — which will feature dishes including lobster macaroni and cheese, Colombian kernel corn, Romanian hors d’oeuvres, smoked meatballs and seitan with vegan mole poblano — will take place on May 20 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Queens Boulevard between 45th and 46th streets, depending on ticket type selected.

VIP tickets, which cost $60, allow entrance between 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. without having to wait in lines.

General admission tickets are $30 and grant admission throughout the entire event.

The advance tickets will be sold at these prices until May 15.

Participating businesses include 43 Bar and Grill, Dog and Duck, Don Pollo Peruvian, Lowery Wines and Liquors, New York Style Eats, Queens Brewery, Williamsburger and more.

To purchase tickets and view a full list of businesses participating this year, visit: sunnysideshines.org/taste-sunnyside

A portion of the ticket proceeds will go toward beautification projects in Sunnyside.

Sunnyside Shines is still looking for sponsors for Taste of Sunnyside.

To learn more about becoming a sponsor, contact Rachel Thyme of Sunnyside Shines at (718) 606-1800 or email her at info@sunnysideshines.org.

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