“Sail” Down to Lower Manhattan for 11th Annual Taste of The Seaport on Oct 16th 

For the 11th year, Taste of the Seaport returns for a day of food, fun, and fundraising in support of the arts and enrichment programs at Public School 397 (The Spruce Street School) and Public School 343 (The Peck Slip School).

Sponsored by The Howard Hughes Corporation, Downtown’s premier food festival brings together over 30 of the best restaurants in Lower Manhattan with an array of local vendors, artisans, entertainers, and family friendly activities. This year’s event will take place on Saturday, October 16th from 12 p.m.–3 p.m. at Piers 16 and 17.

An eclectic mix of Lower Manhattan’s best food and beverage vendors will come together at Taste of the Seaport to highlight one of the city’s fastest growing neighborhoods and its vibrant restaurant scene. Children and adults alike are invited to explore a variety of culinary options available in the Seaport and Financial District from restaurants like Eataly DowntownBrooklyn Chop HouseIndustry KitchenWatermark BarBeatnic (formerly by CHLOE), Fresh SaltStout FiDiRoute 66 Smokehouse, and Mac Daddy’s.

For the first time,Taste of the Seaport will have a demonstration stage where guests can learn the Art of Pizza Making from Keste or watch an Interactive Potion Mixology Demonstration by The Cauldron NYC. There will also be live music in addition to family-friendly activities at the festival’s KidsZone. The Pier Bar will also be open throughout the day, offering a selection of beer, wine, and soda for purchase.

“Food remains a key element that brings a community together to create authentic cultural moments that define a neighborhood, and we are proud to be a longtime supporter of Taste of the Seaport,” said Saul Scherl, President of the New York Tri-State Region, The Howard Hughes Corporation. “After such a challenging year, we are especially proud to be hosting this annual event that supports our local restaurants as well as the Spruce Street and Peck Slip schools, benefitting critical arts and enrichment programs for the schoolchildren of the Seaport neighborhood.”

Ticket packs are now available for purchase at www.tasteoftheseaport.org for $45 for 5 tastes. Guests may also purchase tickets on the day of the festival for $50. VIP tables will also be available for an additional fee, which will provide access to an exclusive seating area complete with table service and complimentary beer, wine and soda.