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Food for Thought
Prospect Park Picnic House
Brooklyn, NY
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Thank you for purchasing tickets for our second annual Food for Thought fundraiser! We look forward to seeing you at the event!

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Food for Thought
**Ticket sales at $75 has been extended through 10/6!**

This event will be a fun night out where you will be able to sample an array of delicacies and beverages from popular local restaurants while mingling with neighbors and learning about the Civic Council's many contributions to the community. If you appreciate fine food, fine dining, and are passionate about supporting your community, this event it not to be missed!  Our goals are to raise much-needed funds that will help us expand our scholarship program, as well as raise awareness of the Civic Council and encourage new and active members.  Each year, the Civic Council awards three education scholarships to outstanding high school seniors graduating from each of the Secondary Schools at John Jay High School who exhibit exceptional commitment to community service. Last year, the event raised approximately $15,000, which helped expand our scholarship program, increasing each award from $1,000 to $1,500.  Our goal is to establish an endowment for the scholarships from the surplus funds raised by the event in future years.

The following restaurants will be participating at this year's event:

-al di la trattoria, offering up Venetian-inspired food since 1998;

-Amorina, serving excellent, artisanal thin-crust, Roman pizza and hearty pastas;

-Backyard, offering new American cuisine;

-Beast, offering a non-traditional, American spin on Mediterannean Tapas;

-Benchmark, featuring a New American menu focused on pasture-raised animals and locally-grown produce;

-Dinosaur BBQ, offering Kansas City-style bar-be-que;

-Du Jour Bakery, fresh baked pastries, breads, and a cafe serving soups, salads and sandwiches for lunch and weekend brunch;

-Farmigo, which is dedicated to creating a healthy alternative food system that provides fresh, local, affordable and sustainable food for generations to come;

-Fort Reno BBQ, which serves cocktails, barbeque with house-smoked meats, and American comfort food;

-Naturally Delicious, a boutique-style caterer that offers imaginative, seasonally inspired menus;

-Palo Santo, which explores Latin market cooking and incorporates ingredients from its rooftop garden;

-Rose Water, a seasonal American restaurant, with a commitment to working with local, regional, organic and seasonably raised foods;

-Runner and Stone, a neighborhood bakery, restaurant, and bar featuring local ingredients that are grown, produced, packaged and transported in a responsible manner;

-Scottadito Osteria Toscana, traditional Tuscan cuisine made with sustainably grown ingredients;
   
-Stone Park Café, a contemporary American restaurant emphasizing seasonal ingredients; and
   
-Trois Pommes Patisserie, creating artisanal pastries, pies, cakes, sorbets and ice cream.


Wines, spirits and soft drinks will be provided by:

-Barrows Intense Ginger Liqueur - maker of an all natural ginger spirit;
   
-Jack from Brooklyn-Sorel, maker of unique artisanal spirits;
   
-P+H Soda, an all-natural syrup company making handcrafted syrups in small batches using only whole ingredients;
   
-Pull Brewing Company, a local home brewer of a variety of beers;
   
-Slope Cellars, a family-run store offering a diverse selection of wine and spirits; and
   
-Windsor Wine Merchants, which offers a wide array of wines and liquors.


Our generous sponsors are: Assemblymember James Brennan, Farmigo, KQDesign, Lion in the Sun - Park Slope's Paperie, M&T Bank, and Park Slope Day Camp.

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Location

Prospect Park Picnic House (View)
40 West Drive (located near the 3rd Street entrance to Prospect Park)
Brooklyn, NY 11215
United States


Categories

Arts > Other
Education > Other
Food > Beer, Wine, and Spirits
Food > Food
Other > Fundraisers

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!

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