In case you hadn’t noticed the little advertisement off to the top right of the page, this weekend is the annual Taste Williamsburg Greenpoint fundraiser for the Northside Town Hall Community and Cultural Center.
The Town Hall is a joint venture between two Northside civic groups (NAG and PFI) to acquire and redevelop the former Engine 212 firehouse into a community center and headquarters for the groups. Engine 212 (also called the “people’s firehouse”) has been a focal point of community activism going back to the 1970s, and thanks to this initiative, it will be a particularly fitting center of our active community for years to come.
The Taste event is this Sunday, September 9th from 1pm to 5pm, on the Williamsburg waterfront at North 11th Street (the Citi-Storage site, enter off of Kent). It brings together dozens of local restaurants, bars, brewers, distillers and vintners and promises a lot of good food, good drink and good music.
So buy tickets (or pledge to the Town Hall Kickstarter campaign and you will get tickets).