“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 culture of New York City and Queens, combining food with music, art, dancing, entertainment and more on a street known for its outpouring of vibrancy.
With food trucks hand-selected by Queens Ambassador Jeff Orlick, an art exhibition, an open market atmosphere, and dancing amid live music from a collection of latin, jazz, and roots bands, this is a pure celebration of what makes 82nd Street the heart of the city.
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Viva la Comida! participating businesses on 82nd Street
Street Food Legends and Future Heroes of New York City attending:
Press reported the festival's best food and activities in 2012 & 2013
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.