May 19, 2016 By Michael Florio
Tickets for this year’s Taste Sunnyside have sold out in record time, according to organizers.
The 2016 Taste of Sunnyside, an annual food festival held in a block-long tent under the 7 train between 45th and 46th Streets, will take place on Tuesday featuring about 30 local restaurants. Tickets for the event went on sale last month.
In total 500 tickets were sold by the Sunnyside Shines Business Improvement District, which organizes the event, including 400 general admission tickets ($35) and 100 VIP tickets ($65).
This is the quickest the event has sold out in its six years in the neighborhood, according to Sunnyside Shines executive director Rachel Thieme. Last year’s Taste of Sunnyside sold out the day before the event, Thieme said.
“It is becoming more popular every year,” she said. “People know it is a great event.”
Thieme is encouraging anyone who did not receive a ticket this year to follow the organization on social media and buy tickets in advance next year.
“We wish we could sell even more tickets,” she said. “But there is nothing we can do, we have a limited space.”