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Food lovers, get ready for the event of the year: Taste of The Village Festival is just around the corner! But, don’t buy your tickets just yet… The Village Alliance is giving away two free tickets, and all you need is a camera and your appetite.
Enter the contest by snapping a photo of your favorite dish from your favorite Greenwich Village restaurant. Post the picture on Twitter, Instagram, and/or Facebook, and hashtag #TasteoftheVillage. You can post as many photos as you would like, but only one photo per restaurant.
The contest deadline is September 5th, and the winners will be picked at random that same day.
The Food Festival–which will be celebrating its 12th anniversary this year–raises money to help maintain Washington Square Park. The proceeds will help to keep the park clean, provide safety services, and fund the planting of fresh flowers. William Kelly, the director of Village Alliance, says that “Taste of the Village is a festive way to ensure the park stays beautiful for generations to come.” So far, the Food Festival has raised almost $500,000.
This year’s festival will include food and wine from 30 different Greenwich Village restaurants and bars, including two new restaurants: Horchata, which opened a couple of months ago, and Rasa, which opened last year.
So bring out the camera and say cheese! Or simply purchase tickets for $50 Village Alliance website. The Festival will be held on the 10th of September from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Washington Square Park.