Eat Pie & Shop
PS 29 (425 Henry St., Brooklyn)
Free admission, $5/pie slice
Cobble Hill’s PS29′s fourth annual “Eat Pie and Shop” – to take place Sunday December 2 from 11am to 4pm – will include a Holiday Gift Fair, Pie Social and celebrity-judged baking contest, with proceeds benefiting the local school’s PTA funded arts and enrichment programs.
Home-baked Pie Samples, $5
Baking Contest with Celebrity Judges
Artisan Gift Fair; Toys for Tots Donations Accepted
Professional Portrait Booth, $30 per family
Free Arts Workshops, Face Painting and PS 29 Chorus Holiday Sing
The pie competition will be an afternoon highlight, as bakers are invited to bring pies to be judged by parents and a panel of celebrity judges. The panel will include Gail Simmons, Food & Wine and “Top Chef” judge, Melissa Clark, food columnist for the New York Times, Gia Giasullo, co-founder of Brooklyn Farmacy & Soda Fountain, Steven Gutterman, Executive Chef of Gastronomie 491 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.
Local bakers – both amateurs and professionals – will supply a wide variety of pies, for $5 per tasting ticket. Pies will range in flavors, from fruit to 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 Meyers, Shake Shack now in Downtown Brooklyn. And make sure to taste holiday treats donated by Brooklyn Farmacy & Soda Fountain.
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 and classic toys from fork + pencil. More than thirty different vendors from the local Brooklyn flea markets will be displaying and selling their handmade goods.