Eat Pie and Shop
PS 29 (425 Henry St., Brooklyn)
Free admission

The Pie Social is sure to be a delicious and entertaining afternoon event with local bakers – both amateurs and professionals – supplying a wide array of pies. Be assured this event is not only for those with a sweet tooth, the pies will cover all categories including fruit, creamy, savory and nut, so shoppers can come to shop, eat lunch and get dessert! To top off the pie, kids and adults are invited to try delicious frozen custard from Danny Meyer’s, Shake Shack, which will make its home in Downtown Brooklyn in mid-December. And make sure to feed your savory side, with famous ‘Grumble Grumble’ grilled cheese sandwiches donated by Brooklyn Farmacy & Soda Fountain.

One of the most exciting parts of the day is sure to be the pie competition. Bakers are invited to bring pies to be judged by parents and a panel of celebrity judges.

The panel will consist of Gail Simmons, Food & Wine and “Top Chef,” Danielle Kyrillos, “Top Chef: Just Desserts,”, Chef Marc Anthony Bynum of Food Network’s Chopped, and MooBurger and local restaurant owner Jeff Lederman, of Strong Place, Bocca Lupo and Nectar. The winner will receive a gift package from Food & Wine and bragging rights for the year! Judging will take place at 1pm.

The Gift Fair will highlight local artisans, craftspeople and merchants, and promises to provide a huge variety of handmade, local and sustainable gift-giving choices, from jewelry, to exclusive eco-friendly Brooklyn clothing from Dumbo’s Half Pint Citizens, to handmade toys from Fork + Pencil. More than twenty different vendors from the local Brooklyn flea markets will be displaying and selling their handmade goods.