2019 Taste of Summer Comes to Corning’s Northside


Corning’s Gaffer District invites you to enjoy summer with the 2019  Taste of Summer event on Bridge Street Thursday, July 25,  from 5 to 9 p.m.  The Taste of Summer event will spotlight seasonal foods and products from Gaffer District businesses.

We have a lot of new things this year at Taste of Summer for you to enjoy.  There will be a designated “food court” that will give attendees a taste of some of our Gaffer District restaurants and eateries. The food court will be located between Carey’s Brew House and Cap’n Morgans Sports Bar and Grill.   Be sure to catch the Fashion Show and shop in the “retail island” featuring Gaffer District businesses.    

In addition to fresh food and products, there will be two live musical performances throughout the night. The Royal Tease will take the stage at 5:00 PM, followed by Southern Accents-A Tribute to Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers 7 to 9 p.m.

Enjoy fun for the whole family with kid’s activities, bounce house, face painting, cotton candy and much more.  Also new this year is the Cruise-In classic car and hot rod show, sponsored by Roadmasters.  

“When your downtown is designated by Bon Appétit as a ‘notable destination for food along the Appalachian Trail,’ you have to show off the many delicious summer dining experiences — and our Taste of Summer Event does that and so much more! We are excited to also feature our shopping and a great lineup of free entertainment and activities. It will make your Thursday night feel like the weekend came early!” Coleen Fabrizi, Executive Director for Corning’s Gaffer District, said.

Due to the Bridge Street bridge being closed, there will be a free shuttle running from Tioga Ave (behind M&T Bank) bus stop to the event continuously throughout the night.  Handicapped parking will be available on-site.  Parking will also be available at Corning Museum of Glass welcome center.

In preparation for and throughout the event, the following streets and parking lots will be closed on Thursday, July 25 from 1 to 11 p.m.: (Customers for Northside businesses will have access to parking lots to park for appointments, etc. throughout the day): 

  • Bridge St. (Pulteney St to Riverside Dr) July 25, 2019, @ 1 to 11 pm
  • West William St. July 25, 2019, @ 1 to 11 pm (Bridge to the entrance of Lot #32 & 33)
  • East William St. (Bridge St to Ferris St) July 25, 2019, @ 1 to 11 pm
  • Park Lane July 25, 2019, @ 1 to 11 pm
  • Lot #32 July 25, 2019 @ 1 to 11 pm
  • Lot #33 July 25, 2019 @ 1 to 11 pm
  • Lot #34 July 25, 2019 @ 1 to 11 pm

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