Sam Smouha

Director, Social Media

Sam Smouha focuses on digital marketing strategies across QEDC’s channels for our programming. Previously, he was the program manager for the Richmond Hill Avenue NYC project.

Having grown up on Long Island, he came to know Queens through his grandparents living in Jackson Heights. He is passionate about supporting small businesses, and appreciates the cultural impacts that they have in Queens’ neighborhoods.


Sam earned his Master’s in Urban Planning at Hunter College and his Bachelor’s in Urban Studies at Vassar College. As an artist and filmmaker, he believes in using creativity as a tool for community engagement and development. Sam is currently a Co-chair of the Arts & Culture Committee of the American Planning Association’s New York Metro chapter. He can be contacted at

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The Queens Economic Development Corporation and Queens Tourism Council will host Queens Taste 2024 at the New York Hall of Science in Flushing Meadows Corona Park on Tuesday, May 21, from 6 pm to 9 pm.

We expect to attract more than 500 attendees with 50 restaurants and beverage purveyors, who will offer samples of their products. Thus, attendees will be able to bounce from table to table, tasting treats from tangy to fiery, crunchy to velvety, and sweet to briny.

Queens Taste is also a celebration of the borough -- and a great way to network. Almost all the anticipated 500 attendees either live in Queens or do business there. Many are executives and captains of industry. The atmosphere is always festive, almost giddy, creating an ideal scene for meeting and greeting.