Harvest hauls in food lovers for Union Square Park
Photos by Robert Ripps and Rick Gilbert/Skyhook Entertainment
Above left, Jennifer Falk, executive director of the Union Square Partnership, and Danny Meyer, C.E.O. of Union Square Hospitality Group. Above right, Janette Sadik-Khan, commissioner of the city’s Department of Transportation; Ray Kelly, Police Department commissioner; and Cas Holloway, deputy mayor for operations.
The 18th Annual Harvest in the Square, New York’s premier local food and wine tasting event, took over Union Square’s northern plaza on Sept. 17. Chefs from the hottest Union Square restaurants prepared signature dishes using fresh farm produce right from the Union Square Greenmarket. The food fest is sponsored by the Union Square Partnership business improvement district and is a fundraiser for the park. Tickets were $125 and $400 for V.I.P. perks. The Partnership raised $347,095 from this year’s Harvest in the Square. More than 1,200 people attended the event. Over the past 18 years, the Partnership’s Harvest has raised $4.45 million for park maintenance and public programming.