‘Taste’ tantalizes palates, raises funds for park

Photos by David Sigal At Taste of the Village, above from left, Lauren Danziger, executive director of the Meatpacking District Improvement Association; Terri Howell, Village Alliance business and community services manager; William Kelley, Village Alliance executive director; and state Senator Brad Hoylman. At far below, a chef was at the ready to serve one of the delicious offerings.

Photos by David Sigal
At Taste of the Village, above from left, Lauren Danziger, executive director of the Meatpacking District Improvement Association; Terri Howell, Village Alliance business and community services manager; William Kelley, Village Alliance executive director; and state Senator Brad Hoylman. Below, a chef was at the ready to serve one of the delicious offerings.

The 11th Annual Taste of the Village benefit for Washington Square Park last Thursday evening brought out the foodies — or at least brought out people’s inner foodies.

Hundreds who shelled out $50 each gathered under a big white tent by the Washington Square Arch to sample fine cuisine from more than 30 Village restaurants, as well as wine and beer.

Since its inception, the annual fundraiser, put on by the Village Alliance business improvement district, has donated more than $400,000 for horticultural, sanitation and public safety services in the park.

“These supplemental services are imperative to the success of the park as the city continues to trim its budget,” said William Kelley, the alliance’s executive director. “Taste of the Village is a festive way to ensure the park stays beautiful for generations to come.”

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One Response to ‘Taste’ tantalizes palates, raises funds for park

  1. Great way to raise funds for park!! I appreciate each approaches so far have done and I hope in the end a good figure of fund will be available for park development. Thanks and keep informing latest updates about such funding.

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