Sept. 19, 2019 By Shane O’Brien
The Long Island City Partnership, the local economic development group that has been at the forefront of the area’s growth, is hosting a street party this Friday to celebrate its 40th birthday.
The free event, called Celebrate LIC, will take place at the LIC Flea & Food lot of the Plaxall Gallery at 5-25 46th Ave. on Friday, Sept. 20 between 5:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.
The Partnership’s 40th birthday bash will include live music performances, free food from local restaurants, activities, games, prizes and more.
Local eateries like Corazon De Mexico on 50th Avenue, Indie LIC and Partners Coffee will be among 14 establishments offering free food and soft drinks.
Elizabeth Lusskin, president of the LIC Partnership, said that the only items guests will have to pay for is beer and wine which will be served by three Long Island City-based breweries.
Local music acts will provide entertainment from 5:55 p.m. onward and there will also be an array of local art from the LIC Arts Connection on display.
LIC-based organizations will also be hosting activities. For instance, This Chick Bakes, a local bakery, will be holding cookie making classes, while other groups will be designing a community mural and collage that guests are invited to participate in.
In addition, the Plaxall Gallery will be open to the public during the party.
There will also be prizes and giveaways throughout the evening, including JetBlue airline tickets.
The LIC Partnership is expecting hundreds to attend Friday’s event and is encouraging people to RSVP at https://www.longislandcityqueens.com/experience-lic/events/celebrate-lic/