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Thanks, Brooklyn! We have been eating and drinking and doing good all over Brooklyn this fall - first Columbia Waterfront, then Carroll Gardens-Cobble Hill and Flatbush. Now, join us on our next venture to Crown Heights on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2-6 pm. If you missed this sold-out event last spring, here’s your chance to try the sumptuous fall fare of trendy Franklin Avenue. Stroll along the restaurant row from Eastern Parkway to Atlantic Avenue, just blocks from the Brooklyn Museum and Botanic Garden.Take the 2/3/4/5 trains to Franklin Avenue to enjoy the culinary gems of this diverse, colorful, culturally rich neighborhood. We are honored to partner with Crow Hill Community Association and Brooklyn Celebrity to present our second Tastes of Franklin Festival. We are proud to support local - keeping alive the vibrant small businesses that make NYC such a rich place to live.

Looking for unique gifts? Stop by the Crow Hill Crafts Fair at the corner of Franklin and Sterling.

Fun for all ages. Dogs welcome, too!

Many thanks to all the talented, generous Brooklyn restaurants, bars, bakeries, distillers and foodies who making our Tastes of Brooklyn crawls rock! Follow us on social media or get on our email list at tastesofbrooklyn@gmail.com.

Join the Tastes of Franklin Festival on Facebook here.

Event: Tastes of Franklin Festival

Location: Franklin Avenue between Eastern Parkway and Atlantic Avenue

When: Saturday, October 19, 2019 from 2-6 pm Cost: Tastings start at 4 tastes for $20. Tickets: Buy online here & pick up your ticket at our booth near the Crow Hill Crafts Fair at Sterling. Tickets on sale at various venues on Oct. 19.

All proceeds benefit Seeds in the Middle, a 501c charity named by fourth graders, empowering students and schools no matter where they are to access all they need to get healthy. Seeds in the Middle inspires social change through sustainable health with a multi-faceted, holistic strategy to fight obesity and scale disparities. We enable parents, educators, students, and their community to reach for all the opportunities and beauty New York City has to offer, beginning with taking control of their health, enhancing arts education, and greening their environment.

Seeds in the Middle pilots Hip2B Healthy school projects, starting in central Brooklyn. We opened and ran farmers markets like the Crown Heights Farmers Market from 2011-2014, run Crown Heights youth soccer programs and Soccer for Harmony tournaments - engaging players, young and old, from all backgrounds to build community through sports! For more information on soccer, just click here. See us at seedsinthemiddle.org

Proceeds will also benefit “Save the Village, Save the Elephants” - an educational, ecotourism media project. We're highlighting places tourists can go where their money enables local people to earn a living by saving and caring for elephants and their fragile forests and habitats. See some of our work on Facebook at Good Green Travel.

Seeds in the Middle has many facets and programs including:

  • Growing edible gardens so children learn about nutrition and farming
  • Student-run Hip2B Healthy Market, selling healthy snacks as cheap alternatives to snack machines and convenience-store junk food
  • Integrated curriculum so healthy choices and environmental stewardship are woven into the school day
  • Physical fitness - soccer, track, zumba and more during the school day and after-school
  • Hands-on cooking classes during the school day, Chef Nights in the evenings and field trips to fine restaurants and culinary institutes
  • Improving School Food
  • Field trips to outside farms, community gardens, schools, farmers markets, arts centers
  • Arts
  • Parent and Community Empowerment
  • Greening - recycling, composting, environmental beautification
  • Professional Development for Educators

Franklin Avenue Festival

Saturday, Oct. 19
2-6 pm

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Love to Paint N Sip?

Come to Carroll Gardens and Gowanus. Relax and let your creative juices flow. Paint, led by talented local artists. Free drink and supplies included. Email us for details.

Have kids who love to cook?

Enjoy Tastes of Brooklyn pop-up cooking classes. Go around the world with us and cook in Spanish, French and more. Email us at tastesofbrooklyn@gmail.com for info!