The Annual Taste of Weehawken returns to the Food Court at Lincoln Harbor on Tuesday, May 2 for the 17th year. The popular culinary event is a fundraiser for the Weehawken Library.
Throughout the years, money raised at the Taste has been used to enhance many library programs, such as art exhibits, guest lectures, and special events, and to underwrite the cost of additional children’s programming and the acquisition of new technologies for all patrons.
“Everywhere I go in town, people rave about our public library,” said Mayor Richard Turner. “The Taste is the perfect opportunity for everyone to come out to show their support for this wonderful institution; allowing the library to continue its diverse programs and activities for patrons of all ages.”
The whole gets involved
“The Taste is definitely a town-wide tradition,” added Leona Nersesian, president of the library Board of Trustees. “Everyone looks forward to the Taste!”
Nersesian also encourages those planning to attend to purchase tickets early this year.
“Once tickets go on sale in April, we urge patrons to purchase them right away; we’ve been fortunate to have near capacity crowds for the last two years and certainly don’t want to have to turn anyone away from this amazing event.”
Beyond the food from a variety of high profile restaurants in the area, the Taste also offers an amazing selection of wines, craft beers, and after dinner cocktails for tasting, hosted by long-time Taste sponsor Giannone Wines & Liquor Company.
Tickets for The Taste are $60, and that includes Preview Hour (6:30 to 9:30 p.m.) or $40 for General Admission (7:30 to 9:30 p.m.) and will be available for purchase at the end of March. Visit http://www.weehawken-nj.us/library.html for updated information and ticket sales.
If you are a restaurateur or other food business owner and would like to participate in this year’s Taste, please call the library at (201) 863-7823.