Fall is finally here, Halloween costume planning is in full movement and Harlem Park to Park’s annual Harlem Harvest Festival is going down this Saturday, celebrating the harvest season. This year the festival moves one block up Saint Nicholas Avenue between 117th and 118th streets, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Come check out Harlem food vendors, including the newly opened Sugar Hill Creamery and 67 Orange selling and sampling food and beverages, while lifestyle products and services, such as Eye Cycle NYC, Harlem Heaven Hats and NiLu Gift Store, share their unique Harlem products. The kids will love the interactive kids zone, complete with face painting, cooking demos and a pumpkin patch and decorating station, among other activities.
You, too, can even be a judge of the Fan Favorite dish at the annual Harvest Bake Off. Always wanted to learn how to salsa? There will be free salsa lessons to a live salsa band. And share the success of the Harlem Local Vendor Program with some of the vendors now available at Whole Foods Market.
New to the event is Tap Harlem Harvest: Culture + Culinary + Craft, an exclusive tasting event for the adults. Sip and sample your way through more than 30 craft beers, artisanal wines and spirits, curated by Tap+Cork: Brooklyn Beer & Wine Fest in The Cecil Steakhouse while sampling foods from the new menu. “We are excited to partner with such a key fixture to Harlem’s economic and cultural progress to curate an experience that supports local hospitality while creating a festive atmosphere,” said Tai Allen, co-founder, Tap+Cork: Brooklyn Beer & Wine Fest.
For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.harlemharvestfestival2017.eventbrite.com and www.tapharlemharvest.com.
See you there!