Celebrate the harvest season under the stars in the beautiful gardens of the Judith L. Shipley Urban Environmental Center, 32 Prince Street in Newark on Thursday, October 11th from 6:00 p.m. till 9:00 p.m. when Greater Newark Conservancy hosts its first annual Fall Food Fest in the Garden.

Enjoy delicious food like crispy bacon pops and loaded jalapeños prepared by top local establishments and a wide range of teas, juices, beer and cider while supporting the work of the Conservancy in environmental education, urban farming, advocacy, leadership and job training for youth, and reentry initiatives that are important to communities in Newark and the surrounding area.   

Food providers participating in the event include Hell’s Kitchen Lounge, The Juice House, Meatball Obsession, Nanina’s In The Park, O'lala Empanadas, Savory Selections Catering and ShopRite of Newark. Beverages will be provided by Amstel Light, Ironbound Cider, Strongbow Cider and SereniTeaz & Juice Bar. Additional food providers, including food trucks, are being sought; interested business owners can email mrobinson@citybloom.org.

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The fundraising event will also feature a Silent Auction and live music. Tickets are $60 per person ($75 after September 26). Tickets and sponsorship opportunities are available online at www.bidpal.net/fallfoodfest2018. Sponsorships start as low as $500 for the event.

“The Conservancy provides educational programs that enrich the lives of thousands of inner-city children from pre-school to high school and sustainably-raised produce grown on the Conservancy’s urban farms in Newark that increases access to fresh, nutritious food for thousands of low-income residents, including many senior citizens,” noted Robin Dougherty, the Conservancy’s Executive Director. “The Fall Food Fest in the Garden is a great opportunity for individuals and groups to support a worthwhile cause, and for local restaurants and food trucks to build interest and recognition in the community.”

For more information about the Conservancy’s programs, services and volunteer opportunities or to make a donation, contact Greater Newark Conservancy at 973-642-4646 or visit www.citybloom.org. You can also follow news from the Conservancy at Facebook.com/GreaterNewarkConservancy plus Twitter and Instagram - @Citybloom87.