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Photo courtesy of the Bayside BID
Photo courtesy of the Bayside BID

Bayside’s vibrant food scene will be on full display at a fun outdoor festival next weekend.

The Bell Boulevard Food and Music Fest will take place on June 3 from 2 to 6 p.m. and offer bites from 30 of the commercial strip’s restaurants. The event is organized by the Bayside Village Business Improvement District (BID).

Diners can stroll down Bell Boulevard between 38th and 43rd avenues, as well as down 41st Avenue, and enjoy tastings from restaurants including Avli Greek Cafe, Bourbon Street, Krave It, Maria’s Mediterranean, Papazzio, Press 195 and Taverna Kyclades, the strip’s newest addition. Italian, Spanish, Greek, French, Chinese, Korean, Indian, American and other cuisines will be represented.

Certain restaurants will offer outdoor tastings or seating. The event will also feature live music, dancing lessons and children’s activities on every block. Story time for kids will take place in front of Turn the Page Again at 1 p.m., just before tastings begin.

Attendees can taste food from all 30 participating eateries for one flat rate. Tickets are $25 per adult and $10 per child under 12 years old and can be purchased on Eventbrite or at Avli Kafe on 38th Avenue prior to the event. Same-day tickets will cost $35 for adults and $15 for kids.

Upon check-in the day of the event at 42nd or 43rd avenues, diners will receive a “passport,” which will be stamped at each stop along the route. Adults tickets come with alcoholic beverage tastings.

During the event, Bell Boulevard will be closed to traffic between 42nd Avenue and 38th Avenue. The festival will take place rain or shine and tickets are nonrefundable.

View a full list of participating restaurants on the Facebook event page.

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