Eat Pie and Shop will be on Sunday December 7 from 11am to 4pm. Now in its sixth year, PS 29′s beloved event will again 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, $ 5 per slice
Baking Contest with Celebrity Judges
Artisan Gift Fair; Toys for Tots Donations Accepted
Professional Portraits, $ 30 per child / siblings
Free Crafts, Face Painting and PS 29 Artistic Revue
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, Top Chef judge, Melissa Clark, food columnist for the New York Times, premier french chef Cyril Renaud , Gia Giasullo, co-founder of Brooklyn Farmacy & Soda Fountain and local restaurant owner Jeff Lederman, of Strong Place, Bocca Lupo and Nectar. The winner will receive a gift and bragging rights for the year! Judging will take place at 1:30 pm.
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. And make sure to taste lunch pies donated by wedding caterer and planner, Cloud Catering and a chocolate dip donated by ChocolateWorks in Brooklyn Heights.
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 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.
Toys for Tots donations will be hand collected by our US Marines! Consider purchasing toys for donation from fork + pencil, who will be donating all profits to PS 29. Make gifts for grandparents, uncles or cousins by changing your child’s art into a batik tote, tee or pilllow, offered by PS 29 parent owned, Hiho Batik.
And while you shop, children can make gifts the whole family will cherish by participating in free crafts or face painting. Or give a smile! Professional photographers will be holding a holiday portrait studio, with all proceeds going to PS 29.