I’m pretty excited about this:

On Sunday, September 18th, the second annual TASTE Williamsburg Greenpoint culinary benefit will showcase some of the burgeoning North Brooklyn neighborhoodsʼ food, drink, and music scenes to patrons from the five boroughs and beyond.

Last yearʼs event brought out many of the innovative restaurants that have helped put the adjoining North Brooklyn neighborhoods on the map alongside the cityʼs primary culinary destinations and helped to raise close to $100,000 to fund the renovation of the shuttered Engine 212 Firehouse into a center for arts, advocacy and activism. This yearʼs event will unite over two thousand residents, neighbors, friends and supporters from across New York on the scenic, 40,000+ sq. ft Citi-Storage waterfront property in Williamsburg.

“This year brings an exciting roster of new restaurants, as well as vets from last year.” said Taste event Co-Chair and participating restaurateur Felice Kirby. “TASTE is all about bringing community to the table for an important cause. Iʼm thrilled to be a part of it.”


Tickets for the event start at $35 for six tasting tickets, and range up to $95 for unlimited ʻtastes.ʼ VIP tickets are available for $150, including exclusive access to the waterfront boardwalk and a private bar. Advance tickets can be purchased online through Brown Paper Tickets beginning Monday, August 15, and will also be available for purchase on the day of the event. The event will be held rain or shine from 1– 5pm, with a ʻhappy hourʼ from 5 – 6pm.

All proceeds from the event benefit the building of the Northside Town Hall Community and Cultural Center. The not-for-profit center will be the home of two long time community groups Neighbors Allied for Good Growth (NAG) and the Peopleʼs Firehouse, Inc. (PFI), provide affordable meeting space to local groups, and house a first floor gallery space.

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