For a decade on Sunday of mid-September one of the more delightful fundraisers positions itself on the Brooklyn banks of the East River and offers up a feast of bite-sized mouth amusers (aka amuse-bouche) via local eateries and bars. September 15 was the date of this year’s TASTE WG, which brought out an estimated 1,200 attendees throughout this perfect afternoon. Year ten of TASTE WG raised upwards of $94K that will bring The Firehouse close to it goal in order to begin renovations on the former Engine Co. 212 Firehouse for community activity. The space will provide a permanent home to neighborhood social justice organizations for continued advocacy and direct services to Williamsburg and Greenpoint, in addition it will foster civic and cultural engagement with original arts programming and community gatherings.
By the rule of line length, the Silver Light Tavern’s lamb ribs and Baba’s Pierogies were major hits. As were some non-edible activities: Tito’s Vodka (lead sponsor of the event) had a putting hole, Area 53 had an archery booth, and the North Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce had a fun spin wheel that encouraged donations to the North Brooklyn Angels’ Angelmobile.
Elected officials Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney and Assemblyman Joseph Lentol stopped by.