Coming up: EAT NYC 2011, Oct. 24

October 17, 2011 8:00:06 AM PDT
Bring your curiosity -- and your appetite. In honor of the inaugural National Food Day, an assortment of New York City-based organizations have teamed up for Eat NYC, an event taking place from 6:30-9:00pm on Oct. 24 at the Columbia Grammar and Preparatory School in Manhattan.

In what has been tabbed as a "a night of nibbling and mingling," the event will accentuate the importance of local, healthy and sustainable eating by featuring...

  • Food tasting by some of the city's finest restaurants committed to local procurement and healthy fare.
  • New York City-based organizations striving to improve food sytems and knowledge throughout the city.
  • A keynote speech by chef Sandra Lee of The Food Network.
  • Streaming episodes of "LUNCH NYC," a TV series exposing health concious individiuals, organizations and events in the city.
  • Chances to win a free dinner for two at restaurants around the city.
Entrance fees are $25 for adults and $10 for children. Those interested can register at All proceeds from the event will be donated to city organizations promoting school wellness, namely The Ground Up Campaign. The school is located at 5 W. 93rd St. in Manhattan. Learn more about National Food Day by visiting or