There are two festivals coming to town that are musts this new season in our beloved Big Apple:
Downtown’s premier food festival, Taste of the Seaport, will return for the 10th year of food, fun and fundraising on Saturday, October 19th from 12 p.m. – 3 p.m. at Pier 16 and 17 in the Seaport District of New York City. Taste of the Seaport brings together over 40 of the best restaurants in Lower Manhattan and showcases an array of local vendors, artisans, entertainers and family friendly activities, making it the perfect day out for children and adults alike. The event will be followed by a fun-filled Front Street Block Party from 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. to keep the party going.
Ticket packs are available for purchase in advance for $40 for 5 tastes at www.tasteoftheseaport.org and for $45 the day of the festival. VIP tables are also available for purchase, which offer guests access to an exclusive seating area complete with waiter service to bring a ‘Taste of the Seaport’ directly to your table, complemented with beer, wine and soda. The Front Street Block Party after-party will have an entry fee of $10 for adults with children free and an array of the block’s businesses taking things outside for one afternoon only.
The annual event raises much needed funds for the arts and enrichment programs at Public School 397 (The Spruce Street School) and Public School 343 (The Peck Slip School) and is sponsored by The Howard Hughes Corporation, the leading real-estate developer working to revitalize the Seaport District after Hurricane Sandy, the South Street Seaport Museum, New York Presbyterian Lower Manhattan Hospital, Basil Hayden, Olivia’s Organics, White Claw, the Old Seaport Alliance and the Downtown Alliance.
Then on November 2 be sure to check out The First Ever Irish Whiskey Festival in NYC.
The Guys from The Dead Rabbit are launching the very first Irish whiskey festival. Epic delights will be on the waterfront all day. Two sessions will run 1 pm to 4 pm and 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm.
Tickets are on sale now with GA – $75.00 (includes tasting for over 25 plus brands and malts, food, live entertainment and great company) and VIP – $125.00 (includes GA deal + access to The Dead Rabbit Pop Up – three speciality cocktails created by their award-winning team as well as specialty Oysters). Visit – Eventbrite nyirishwhiskeyfest.eventbrite.com