Essex Street Market
120 Essex Street
We’ve all experienced the pride and comfort that comes from preparing homemade food. Now, community-driven organizations are capturing that same feeling to start a food movement that will change the lives of our City’s youth. They’re creating the next generation of food entrepreneurs — and making some seriously delicious food while they’re at it!
Panel discussion will go from 7-8pm.
In this installment of Talk&Taste: Evenings at Essex Street Market, we’re bringing together a panel of creative nonprofits, all with a focus on social justice.
We’ll hear from:
Jordyn Lexton, Founder of Drive Change, which trains and employs formerly incarcerated youth in their award-winning food truck, Snowday. OMG, their maple syrup grilled cheese sandwiches are bomb!
Father Jim O-Shea, Executive Director of Reconnect, and Daytoine Shaw, Manager of Reconnect Bakery, working to create opportunities for Bed-Stuy’s disconnected youth, one cookie at a time.
Lyn Pentecost, Executive Director of the Lower East Side Girls Club, which provides a safe haven for young women and offers a number of educational opportunities around food.
Founder of Turnstile Tours, Cindy VandenBosch will moderate this talk. Cindy is an expert on street food, public markets, and food manufacturing in NYC, and leads weekly tours of Essex Street Market.
Join us for this very special and inspiring event! We’ll begin the evening with a sweet tasting of Reconnect Bakery’s finest baked goods, as well as the tastiest treats made by the girls of LES Girls Club.