Last Saturday, City Harvest fed Brooklynites at a fun-filled fundraising event featuring artisanal food and activities. The event was held at Pier 1 in Brooklyn Bridge Park from 11am-6pm and what a day it was! The weather cooperated with City Harvest and had event-goers leaving happy and completely full.
Over 75 artisanal vendors were in attendance, showcasing their delicious snacks-- from craft beer and wine to local and gourmet food items. There was also a Tasting Tent with private seating, featuring food and drinks from some of Brooklyn's best venues, including Benchmark Restaurant, Momofuku Milk Bar, The Good Fork, and more. The Tasting Tent was curated by Frank Castronovo and Frank Falcinelli of Frankies Spuntino and Prime Meats.
Later in the day, patrons were able to take advantage of Happy Hour, which featured beverages from Brooklyn Brewery, Stumptown Coffee, Red Hook Winery, and more, as well as select dishes from Fort Reno, Scratchbread, and other local vendors. The Happy Hour tasting was curated by Edible Brooklyn. For those who brought the kiddies along, there was an Interactive Kids' Zone with musical entertainment and children's activities, such as cupcake and pretzel decorating.
The event was a huge success, with over 2500 attendees throughout the day and gift bags available for purchase. “We were very happy with the local support for last year’s Brooklyn Local and we
appreciate the continued interest in this unique event,” said Jilly Stephens, Executive
Director of City Harvest. “Brooklyn has a vibrant artisanal community and we are
excited to partner again for this family-friendly event that will raise funds to help feed
hungry New Yorkers and Brooklynites.”
If you missed out on this great foodie event, be sure not to miss City Harvest's next big to do, coming to Manhattan October 16th! Bid Against Hunger will play host to over 70 of New York City's top restaurants and chefs, with opportunities to win fabulous prizes. Tickets to the event can be purchased here.