“Viva La Comida! puts the spotlight on the ethnic food of the city’s most diverse borough – Queens”
“A culinary and entertainment extravaganza!”
“A celebration of amazing food, beautiful culture, and Jackson Heights, a wonderful, vibrant community in Queens.”
Viva la Comida! is a festival highlighting the best food in the city, combined with great music, interactive art, dancing and more on a street known for its amazing, authentic food and culture.
With food trucks hand-selected by Queens Ambassador Jeff Orlick, an art exhibition from Hibridos Collective, a market from Design For You, and an open dance competition amid music from a collection of live bands, this is a pure celebration of what makes this area the heart of the city.
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Viva la Comida! 2013 participating businesses on 82nd Street
Best-of-the-Best of New York City's street food vendors who attended in 2013 are:
2013 Live performances at Dunningham Triangle included "Gerardo Contino y Los Habaneros" among local musical acts
2012 Press reported the festival's best food and activities.
Pictures from 2012 & 2013 Viva la Comida
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The 82nd Street Partnership is an award-winning neighborhood development group founded in 1990 that serves over 175 businesses in Jackson Heights and Elmhurst, Queens. Its mission is to improve neighborhood quality of life and support small business growth by creating a more inviting and vibrant commercial corridor.
Local resident and “Queens Qustodian” Jeff Orlick of Jeffrey Tastes organizes food tours in Jackson Heights and along Roosevelt Avenue. From his latest Ambassador Program to annual Momo Crawls, Jeff creates accessible and authentic food experiences for people from all over NYC and the world.
Dance Performances & Competition organized by Urzua Center of Performing Arts.
Funding for the event is provided by private and public sponsors.