Starting this month, Williamsburg’s Farm on Kent will begin hosting events on the lot adjacent to the Domino Sugar Factory, at South Fourth and North Kent. The first event is this Saturday, as visitors are encouraged to come watch the fireworks beside the East River and Williamsburg Bridge:
We’ve been spreading soil and plants throughout a parcel of land along the East River, and this Independence Day it will be made accessible to the public for the time in over 150 years. Join us and your neighbors for an evening of fireworks, farm-to-table tacos and a slice of South Williamsburg history.
Sandwiched between the Domino Sugar Factory and the Williamsburg Bridge, our new site has bigger views and a lot more river breeze. Bring a picnic basket, loved one(s) and a blanket – or just sit right down on our new lawn! Children and families welcome!
The supper series is set to begin July 19:
Join us for our Sunday Supper dinner series at our new location as the sun sets over the underneath the Williamsburg Bridge. A three-course farm-to-table meal where the distance between the two is less than 20 feet highlighting the freshest produce of the season. We believe in root-to-leaf dining: in using every part of the plant, in highlighting the beauty of fresh vegetables. Take eating locally to the next level.
Vegetarian/Vegan Friendly. Drinks are provided.
Bedford & Bowery had more details on the series:
The farm’s Sunday Suppers ($75 a pop, including booze) promise three-course meals that employ seasonal ingredients sourced from a maximum of 20 feet away.
Another series will be produced by Food Karma Projects, the company owned by Jimmy Carbone of Jimmy’s No. 43 in the East Village. According to an announcement that went out today, Food Karma Feasts will pair renowned chefs, local ingredients, live music, and drinks by craft breweries and distilleries. Among the participating chefs are Robbie Richter (original pitmaster at Fatty Cue and Hill Country BBQ) and George Weld and Evan Hanczor of Egg Restaurant in Williamsburg.
The announcement promises a “relaxed, interactive experience,” with chefs and suppliers on hand and seating available in the form of communal tables, cafe tables, and even rugs and pillows for a truly earthy experience.
The line-up for the series, which kicks off July 16, can be found here. Tickets ain’t cheap (you’ll have to dig up $85), but keep in mind that includes booze and a hell of a view.
For more information or to view the full calendar, visit northbrooklynfarms.com.