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Tickets For Tuesday’s Taste of Sunnyside are Now in Short Supply

May 19, 2014 By Christian Murray

Tickets for tomorrow’s Taste of Sunnyside have been snapped up fast–although event organizer Sunnyside Shines said there is still a small supply available.

The event will take place Tuesday on Queens Blvd (between 45th and 46th Streets) in a tent under the elevated No. 7 line.

This year’s Taste will feature the diverse offerings from more than 25 Sunnyside restaurants and attendees will be able to sample cuisine from each participating restaurant.

The event will also include popular bands, such as the all-female mariachi band Mariachi Flor de Toloache (above) and jazz-group Sunnyside Social Club.

This will be the fourth Taste of Sunnyside and Sunnyside Shines has signed up more restaurants to the event the three previous Taste events. Additionally, it will be the first time Sunnyside Shines hosts the event outdoors.

“This is the first time that anyone has hosted a large-scale event under the elevated 7 train in Sunnyside,” said Rachel Thieme, executive director of Sunnyside Shines.

The space under the elevated train line will be tented and lit, with a stage set up.

Given the neighborhood’s diverse food culture, the selections served by participating businesses are likely to be vast. For example, there will be Murphy’s lobster mac & cheese, Japanese noodles and Romanian hors d’oeuvres.

The BID has partnered with Edible Queens on the event as it aims to promote the neighborhood as a dining destination.

The Taste of Sunnyside has traditionally been Sunnyside Shines’ most popular annual event and has always created a lot of neighborhood buzz.


Date: Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Time: 5:30pm-8:30pm (depending on ticket type selected, see below)

Location: Queens Boulevard between 45th Street and 46th Street, under the elevated 7 train in Sunnyside, NYC(entrance to the event will take place at 46th Street)

To purchase tickets, click here.

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@SWS someone needs to be SUNNY on this site! People love to complain about everything on this site. The taste of Sunnyside was tremendous and there was no rats or pigeons as people had predicted. It was wonderful to see all the businesses chat to each other and help anyone who needed help. Rachel and her staff and volunteers did an outstanding job. Doubt anyone got food poisoning as someone else had predicted. Support our local businesses as they support our neigherhood . Looking forward to the next Sunnyside shines events.


Dear Sunnysider, you’re a little too “sunny” for this blog, but I’m glad to hear that is was a fun time!



To everyone who posted negative thoughts and talked trash about this event! Sorry u were all WRONG!!! It turned out to be more successful than we ever thought. Great food and great people . Guess all the negative people stayed home and we will prob hear their negative comments later today. So looking forward to the next taste of Sunnyside.

Noah Katz

I’m not eating lunch, saving my appetite for tonight. Perfect weather. Go Sunnyside!


So much negativity! Complaining when something new happens in sunnyside or a new business opens some people just cannot be pleased!!


No one s making anyone attend. Attend if u want to or don’t attend if u don’t want to. Easy choice!!! Wonder how many of you were at the last one on 39th street??? U all love to see negative. I’m going today and hope to have lots of good

House of O'Shea

Oh Noah we miss you at Sunnyside!
You had a great beer selection!
The pricing killed your beautiful store.


So the food carts are no longer allowed to be stationed outside the train entrance because they’re so hazardous, but a fairly large event such as this one is ok? I don’t get it.

Irving Douglas Estella

Didn’t they invite the “Medina Hut” (the halal food cart that once did a brisk business under the 46 St./Bliss Station)?


I assume the Health Department inspectors will be undercover? It’s my understanding they were contacted about this event and will be on alert for impending violations….
Why anyone would chance a nasty case of food poisoning is beyond me. Between the spit and the poop, let alone the exhaust and whatever is lurking underneath the train, I am shocked that anyone would associate this “venue” with “dining”….

Julia Assange

Under the number 7 train? BTW: service on that line has deteriorated. Totally.

Flores 65

Get it while it lasts people. They are really running out of tickets. I tried to get my general admission ticket on-line, and I was told that tickets are running short. So it’s better to get it now instead of the last minute.


I wish, but this is what the BID wants to do. Attract more newcomers.


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