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Coming up: EAT NYC 2011, Oct. 24

October 17, 2011 8:00:06 AM PDT
Bring your curiosity -- and your appetite. In honor of the inaugural National Food Day, an assortment of New York City-based organizations have teamed up for Eat NYC, an event taking place from 6:30-9:00pm on Oct. 24 at the Columbia Grammar and Preparatory School in Manhattan.

In what has been tabbed as a "a night of nibbling and mingling," the event will accentuate the importance of local, healthy and sustainable eating by featuring...

  • Food tasting by some of the city's finest restaurants committed to local procurement and healthy fare.
  • New York City-based organizations striving to improve food sytems and knowledge throughout the city.
  • A keynote speech by chef Sandra Lee of The Food Network.
  • Streaming episodes of "LUNCH NYC," a TV series exposing health concious individiuals, organizations and events in the city.
  • Chances to win a free dinner for two at restaurants around the city.
Entrance fees are $25 for adults and $10 for children. Those interested can register at http://eatnyc.eventbrite.com. All proceeds from the event will be donated to city organizations promoting school wellness, namely The Ground Up Campaign. The school is located at 5 W. 93rd St. in Manhattan. Learn more about National Food Day by visiting www.foodday.org or www.veggiecation.com.

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