EVENTS: Taste Of Battery Park - April 13th (4.8.19)
One of the best parts about living downtown is seeing the community come together to support each other, especially when it comes to local business and education. Taste of Battery Park, schedule for April 13th, is one of those events where food, culture & giving back intersect in one phenominal, family-friendly afternoon supporting PS 89.
We spoke with Gaelle Gourmelon Kastoun and Florence Henniaux, two PS 89 parents who are also the main organizers of the event, to learn more about what you can expect this year. Check it out (and don’t forget to buy your tickets NOW!)…
Tell us about Taste of Battery Park...
Taste of Battery Park City is an annual culinary festival benefitting enrichment programs at local public elementary school PS89. Taste of Battery Park City features dishes from local restaurants, along with live entertainment, family friendly kid's zone with face painting, arts and craft, sport zone and wine and beer. Proceeds raised from Taste of Battery Park City help to fund all the great programs for over 450 students at PS89 : art, dance and music lessons, ballroom dance classes, field trips, computer classes and more.
What makes Taste of Battery Park so unique?
Taste of Battery Park City is a joyful and unique community event. People can enjoy delicious food from great local restaurants in the beautiful setting of Battery Park City, along the Hudson River. Children will be excited to try new tastes and check them off their complimentary food passeport. Taste of Battery Park City is the result of the effort and commitment of a great community and we are very grateful to everyone for making this event possible.
What is new this year at Taste of Battery Park?
We want people to have a better experience year after year, so for the 4th Taste of Battery Park City we will have a larger Kid's zone with more fun for children of all ages and new restaurants. We also improved the setting and signage of the event to maximise space and make the whole experience even more enjoyable.
What can locals expect at Taste of Battery Park?
Our guests can expect to have a great time in a beautiful area and taste a lot of different delicious foods. They also can expect to be entertained with live performances of PS89 students singing, or dance and martial arts demos. We really want all our visitors to feel welcome in our community.
Who are you most excited to see at Taste of Battery Park?
The team of Taste of Battery Park is really looking forward to a great event and is very excited to see happy returning parents, children and neighbours ! As Taste of Battery Park City is a public event, we are also very excited about having new visitors over to enjoy our beautiful neighbourhood and discover our wonderful community.