Tonight’s the big night.
Viva La Comida! by the 82nd Street Partnership
Location: 82nd Street between Roosevelt and Baxter Ave, Queens, NY
Price: Free. Pay at vendors for food and market items.
I have a feeling that none of us even know how great this thing is. There are lots of elements which are draws to so many different people. I think the food people are going to love the art exhibition/demos and dance, and the music people are going to love the food represented. The kids will love the huge picnic tables, and the parents will like the market we are putting on. It’s a big collaboration and it’s gelling real hard.
My main responsibility as co-organizer was for assembling the food trucks. Being my area of exploration for the past 6 years,
My advice for the hungry?
Find the truck with the least line. You can’t go wrong with any choice here because the line-up is All Killer, No Filler. I’m serious. I won’t even believe this is happening until it happens because it’s just so strange to see all these legends of their own neighborhood uniting on one street at the same time. How did we do it? We treated the food trucks like the entertainment. We didn’t charge them, told them just “To be awesome.” We think that this assembly of vendors will send reverberations throughout the NewYorkisphere saying that 82nd Street is the heart of Queens, the heart of New York City.
There are so many stories that went into putting on this festival, and what is making is so special. I will leave that for another post. For now, some pictures and song.