#InTheLoop | Queens Taste 2020 Postponed
BY QEDC It's In Queens
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the Queens Economic Development Corporation and the Queens Tourism Council have postponed Queens Taste 2020 until Tuesday, Oct. 6, from 6 pm to 9 pm.
Just as over the past five years, the extremely popular food-and-networking celebration is scheduled to take place at the New York Hall of Science in Flushing Meadows Corona Park.
“The virus is hitting local businesses hard, but the borough is going to bounce back with force,” Queens Tourism Council Director Rob MacKay said. “Queens Taste 2020 will be a triumphant affair as restaurants, artisan food makers, and beverage purveyors will display their wonderful products to an interested, receptive audience. Great networking, too.”
Queens Taste has been an annual event since 2001. Last year, an estimated 600 people attended to sample cuisine from such countries as China, Colombia, Guyana, Haiti, India, Italy, Malaysia, Mexico, Thailand, Trinidad, and the Philippines.
It’s also the fundraiser for QEDC and QTC. Last year’s sponsors were Blumenfeld Development Group, Capital One Bank, Con Edison, Delta Air Lines, Kaufman Astoria Studios, L&D Development, LaGuardia Gateway Partners, Macerich, The Mattone Group, Metropolitan Bank , New York Mets, Peoples United Bank, Plaxall, The Port Authority of NY & NJ, Resorts World Casino New York City, Santander Bank, Silvercup Studios, TD Bank, TF Cornerstone, Triangle Equities, USTA, United Customs Service, and Webline Designs.
Images: Dominick Totino