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Taste of Tribeca Celebrates 25 Years on Saturday, May 18, 2019
New York, NY (April 22, 2019) – The 25th annual Taste of Tribeca, Lower Manhattan’s premier outdoor food festival and public school fundraiser, will take place on Saturday, May 18, 2019, from 11:30am to 3pm, on Greenwich and Duane Streets. Tickets are on sale now at www.tasteoftribeca.com.
Today, the festival proudly announces the line-up for its landmark 25th anniversary. Led by original restaurants Bouley, Bubby’s, Duane Park Patisserie, Gigino Trattoria, The Odeon, Tribeca Grill and Walker’s, this year’s class of 61 also welcomes eight exciting newcomers:
- A Summer Day Café and Holy Ground, the newest members of the Neighborhood Projects group of restaurants
- Attraversa, a seafood-focused Italian wine bar
- Southern Italian Tutto Il Giorno
- Hawaiian-Japanese Poke Green
- Freshly opened Downtown Yogurt & Ice Cream
- Longtime neighborhood Mexican eatery Zona Tribeca Mezcaleria
- Irish bar Monk McGinn’s
Taste of Tribeca also welcomes back an old friend. Chef David Waltuck, owner of the former Chanterelle, will be participating as a special guest this year in tandem with the Institute of Culinary Education in nearby Battery Park City, where he now serves as Director of Culinary Affairs. Chanterelle began in Soho and moved to 2 Harrison Street in 1989, where it was one of Tribeca’s first fine dining restaurants, a multiple James Beard award winner, and a regular participant in Taste of Tribeca until its closing in 2009.
“I can’t believe it’s been 25 years since the first Taste of Tribeca!” says Madeline Lanciani, owner of Duane Park Patisserie. “Even though is a LOT of work. It’s an event I actually look forward to each year. Community happily coming together for a common goal is so heartwarming and inspiring, especially in this stressful day and age. Think of the example we set for the children! Not only do they benefit from music, art and other enrichment programs, but when our kids witness parents and community working together, we give them a modeling of something equally important.”
Taste of Tribeca is the model of a whole community effort, to benefit arts and enrichment programs at local elementary schools PS 150 and PS 234. With the support of generous neighborhood sponsors including Citi, Douglas Elliman, Warburg Realty, WeWork and Westfield World Trade Center, Taste of Tribeca fills historic Duane and Greenwich Streets with stellar food and a wide range of family events and activities.
The Taste of Tribeca Kids’ Zone, sponsored by NewYork Presbyterian-Lower Manhattan Hospital, will showcase live demonstrations by Arc Athletics, Modern Martial Arts and BB Skate Club; and activity tables hosted by Craft Studio, Spotlight Kids, Brooklyn Game Lab and Brooklyn Robot Foundry. Manhattan Youth will return with football tosses and clay-modeling in the Sports Zone. And in the Family Zone, first-time sponsor Léman Manhattan Preparatory School will offer STEAM activities, arts and crafts, and tastings from its culinary team.
The 2019 Beer & Cider Tour welcomes new brewers Barrier Brewing Co. and Woodstock Brewing, alongside returning participants Brooklyn Cider House, Catskill Brewery, Montauk Brewing Company and SingleCut Beersmiths. These libations will be poured at venues Edward’s, Reade Street Pub, The Hideaway, Warren 77, A Summer Day Cafe, Monk McGinn’s and Puffy’s. The Wine Tour will be represented by neighborhood shops Chambers Street Wines, Frankly Wines, Tribeca Wine Merchants, Verve Wine and Broadway Spirits, which will be hosting complimentary tastings all afternoon.
In celebration of 25 years in Tribeca, Taste of Tribeca will hold an “I ❤️ Tribeca” raffle, with one lucky winner receiving a prize consisting of a multitude of $25 (and in some cases, more) gift cards from a wide variety of Tribeca businesses. Tickets will be on sale at school and during the event, $5 each or 6 for $25.
Taste of Tribeca continues in its effort to be a lower waste event. For the first time, beverages in single-use plastic bottles will no longer be offered at the festival, with drinking water provided instead at two NYC Water-On-the-Go stations. Attendees are encouraged to drink directly from the fountain or fill their own reusable bottles. Students from both PS 150 and PS 234 will man garbage and recycling stations, including organics collection made possible with the assistance of GrowNYC. And leftover food will be collected at the end of the event by Rescuing Leftover Cuisine for distribution to local homeless shelters.
Taste of Tribeca will take place on Saturday, May 18, 2019, from 11:30am to 3pm, rain or shine, on Greenwich and Duane Streets. Tickets are on sale now at www.tasteoftribeca.com. General Tasting Cards ($45 early bird, $55 day of event) provide six tastes and two pours on the Beer & Cider Tour. Family ($700, seats four) and Friends ($1,000, seats six) Tables in the Premium Seating Tent sponsored by Corcoran offer reserved seating for the afternoon, table service, designer t-shirts and a gift bag from Taste of Tribeca sponsors.
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