TASTE Two Thousand ATE-teen

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Entering TASTE WG heaven

On the Sunday afternoon of September 16, if you walked by Kent and North 7th you would have seen a line around the block to get into this year’s TASTE WG. The W stands for Williamsburg the G for Greenpoint. An estimated 1,400-1,500 came to this FEASTive fundraiser for the The Firehouse (Formally known as Northside Town Hall Community and Cultural Center), which is working to renovate and operate the former Engine Co. 212 Firehouse for Community activity.

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This year more than $100,000 was raised in ticket sales and sponsorships. Del Teague, President of The Firehouse: North Brooklyn Community Center, in her welcome speech mentioned that recent funding allocated by Council Member Stephen will enable the project to finally break ground.  As TASTE raises funds for operation costs, it will continue to be a community event in the future.

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TASTE is super eco-friendly. At the start of the festival you would take a plastic cup to use for your beverages. There was a rinsing station for multiple uses. Their staff also assisted in which bin to toss the type of trash.

“As we wrap up our 9th year, we are looking forward to celebrating our 10th year at TASTE Williamsburg Greenpoint next year. We cannot do the event without the support of our community, restaurants, sponsors, and volunteers. We are proud of how this event has grown, and become an annual community festival that is enjoyed by all,” said Dana Krieger, Event Director.

 

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Del Teague, President of The Firehouse: North Brooklyn Community Center, in her welcome speech announced they  reached their goal thanks to Council Member Levin
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Vice President of The Firehouse: North Brooklyn Community Center, Felice Kirby waves hello, at TASTE 2018

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Author: Lori Ann Doyon

Managing editor, head writer, and lead photographer of Greenline | North Brooklyn News since October 2014. Resident of Williamsburg, Brooklyn since 1990.

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