Many Red Hook businesses have spent the past year recovering and rebuilding after the devastation of Hurricane Sandy. Now one year later, it's time to celebrate the community again.
Each year, the Taste of Red Hook fundraiser benefits local youth through the Red Hook Initiative. During sandy, RHI served thousands of residents and has continued to respond to the changing needs of the community while increasing access to programs and opportunities for local youth since. This year's fundraiser recognizes the communities recovery from the storm.
“This year, Taste of Red Hook is a true celebration of the resilience and unity of the Red Hook community," RHI’s Founder and Executive Director Jill Eisenhard said in a statement. "We have a record number of businesses, many of them Sandy survivors themselves, coming together and showing their support for the youth and residents we serve.”
Taste of Red Hook will take place on Oct. 22 from 6-9 p.m. at Pioneer Works (159 Pioneer Street). More than 40 local restaurants, distilleries, and wineries will offer a wide sampling of their signature dishes and drinks. Many of the participating businesses, as well as Pioneer Works itself, were heavily damaged during Hurricane Sandy.
“We chose to open and then rebuild our business in Red Hook because of the uniqueness and vibrancy of the community," said Matt Ross, co-owner of Court Street Grocers. "We are extremely happy to be able to support RHI because of the important role they play in making Red Hook a better place to live and work.”
Brewklyn Grind, Brooklyn Crab, Buttermilk Channel, The Chocolate Room, Court Street Grocers, Smith Canteen, Defonte's, and Fairway are just a few of the 40 businesses participating in the event.
All proceeds will go to RHI. Tickets are available on the RHI website.