Bronxites will take a stand against hunger as they wine, dine and have a great time.
The fourth annual Eat nYc the Bronx Food and Wine Festival will be held on Wednesday, August 22 from 5 to 9:30 p.m. at Pelham Split Rock Golf Course.
Check-in for the festival begins at 4:30 p.m.
Hosted by Eat nYc, Aval and Co Fashion House and Culinary Ambassador of the Bronx Baron Ambrosia, the charitable event sponsored by Lemle and Wolff Real Estate helps the Food Bank for New York City feed 50,000 hungry men, women and children while raising awareness of this critical issue.
For every dollar raised, Food Bank for New York City is able to provide five meals to those in need.
John Denizard, Eat nYc president and co-founder, confirmed 100% of all proceeds raised go toward Food Bank for New York City.
The event is opened to anyone 21-years-old and over.
The Bronx Food and Wine Festival incorporates fashion, music and food into one event.
Attendees will be treated to a V.I.P. Runway Fashion Show hosted by Chrys Childs at 6 p.m. showcasing designs by Brian Avery Brown, Corey Rogers and Miroslava Rosado.
The star studded evening features musical performances by ‘The Prince of Soul Rap’ Niko Brim and singer/songwriter MJ Songstress of ‘The Voice’ fame on the clubhouse’s lawn.
Confirmed special guests include ‘Orange is the New Black’ actor Jimmy Gary, Jr.; DJ Jazzy Joyce and ‘Love and Hip Hop’ cast member Chrissy Monroe.
Eat nYc will present the prestigious Grow Together Award to Karen Washington, co-founder of Black Urban Growers and Rise and Root Farm, for her dedication in fighting for food justice.
Since 1985, the Belmont resident and activist has worked with Bronx neighborhoods to transform vacant lots into vibrant community gardens.
Washington founded her neighborhood’s ‘Garden of Happiness’ urban farm in 1988.
The 0.217 acre garden at 2144F Prospect Avenue participates in outreach programs with the New York Botanical Garden’s Bronx Green-Up program and the Trust for Public Land’s Neighborhood Open-Space Management program.
“Karen Washington is the pioneer of urban gardens and she’s a spectacular role model who’s helping to create better access to healthier food,” expressed Denizard.
The festival features 40 participating vendors including Bennett’s Deli and Sandwich Co., La Bella Pearl, Metro Optics, Little Fancy, My/Mo Mochi Ice Cream, Cooking with Yan, Yulonda’s Edible Sensations, Whoopies Miniature Dessert Co., TAPT Rentals and 5 Island Blend Hot Sauce among others.
Guests will enjoy on-site cooking demos; a silent auction and food, drink and promotional product samplings from local restaurants, wineries, distilleries, breweries, bakeries and businesses.
Denizard said that a surprise product launch will occur during the festival.
To purchase tickets, visit www.event
For information and to participate, contact Eat nYc at (347) 621-4365 or eatny