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LIC-CON Community Convention
March 30 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
P.S./I.S. 78Q PTA, organizer of the new LIC-CON, announced their Community Convention
event will be held from 10.00am – 1.00pm in Plaxall Gallery: 5-25 46th Ave Long Island City, NY
11101 on Saturday, March 30, 2019.Long Island City residents & businesses interested in getting the best from the local area will find a
new promotion opportunity at the pioneering LIC-CON community convention scheduled for Saturday,
March 30, 2019.Held at the Plaxall Gallery, it is hoped that this inaugural “LIC-CON Community + Business +
Connection” event will attract significant attention and attendance from both residents and local
businesses. The event is the brainchild of the P.S./I.S. 78Q PTA – a diverse group of parents who
themselves represent both residents and local businesses. P.S./I.S. 78Q is Long Island City’s only
public school serving grades Pre-K through 8th grade and is itself an integral part of the community.
“The primary goal of LIC-CON is to connect Long Island City residents and businesses together,” said
event co-organizer and Co-Vice President of the PTA, Charmaine Mendoza. LIC-CON co-organizer,
Kelly Craig added, “There are so many local businesses, we wanted to create a new platform that
promotes their excellent products and services to the people of the local community, right here in
Long Island City.”
Mendoza continued, “With so much promotion and interaction occurring online via social media these
days, we wanted to take an important step and create an opportunity to bring the community together,
connecting as real people, face-to-face.”
In sponsoring LIC-CON the P.S./I.S. 78Q PTA hope to benefit the businesses and the residents. They
have created a platform to enable the promotion of local businesses. Each business will participate by
booking their own space to showcase their products and services, offer live demonstrations or give
away samples in front of the entire community. It’s a unique chance to engage local residents and
introduce products, services, ideas and venues they can benefit from but may not previously have
Mendoza was clear from the outset that she wanted this event to be free to the community to
maximise involvement. To enable this, local businesses are each requested to pay $100.00 to
$150.00 to participate. All proceeds will help fund arts, music and education programs at P.S./I.S.
78Q. Bree Chambers and Genevieve Bernier, Co-Presidents of the PTA suggest local businesses
and vendors contribute through demonstrations, sampling, promotional discounts or the distribution of
informational pamphlets or fliers.
Many businesses have already secured their space for the event including Pro-Health Dental, Tiger J
Taekwondo, Hinds Combat Sports, Gantry Kids, Playday, City Owlets, Snapology, Cosmic Fit Club,
Chelsea Pediatric Dentistry, LIC Youth Soccer Academy, YMCA LIC, Dynasty Breaking NYC Inc. and
Bridgeview School of Fine Arts.
Emphasising that they want the event to be a free, interactive and engaging experience for the
residents of Long Island City, they are not allowing the sale of food or drinks. Local food producers,
restaurants and eateries are encouraged to participate through free sampling and/or food
Full details on the event can be found along with the sign up form for local business or vendor
participation at the event webpage at: http://bit.ly/LIC-CON2019APP.
Sign up to attend the free community event and register interest at http://bit.ly/LIC-CON
Date: Saturday, March 30, 2019
Event Hours: 10.00am – 1.00pm
Location: The Plaxall Gallery, 5-25 46th Ave, Long Island City, NY 111