Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Leave (Lots of) Room for Dessert: 11/28 Pie Social/Benefit at the Art Room in Bay Ridge

While, following the Thanksgiving Festivities, you may be totally stuffed and dreaming of nothing but fat-free yogurt and two hours of hard time on the treadmill, the Art Room on Third Avenue in Bay Ridge, which clearly believes that "nothing succeeds like excess" is ambitiously scheduling a Pie Social as a benefit for the Guild for Exceptional Children on Sunday, November 28.


The event, the brainchild of Justin Lee Brannan, Brooklyn native, social and creative entrepreneur, community activist, and musician, will be "an opportunity to bring people together to have fun and benefit a great cause,” said Brannan. The event is hosted by the Art Room, a neighborhood art space run by artist Leigh Jewell Holiday and Brannan.

For $20, you get samples of five different pies. In addition to the chance to socialize, and eat pie, the event also benefits the Guild for Exceptional Children, a non-profit in Bay Ridge that addresses the needs of children and adults with developmental disabilities. Says Brannan - "The Guild is a fanastic organization. As a relative of a family member with a developmental disability I care very much about the health, prosperity and progress of the Guild and the people in the community they serve.”

Everyone attending this Bay Ridge landmark event also gets a ribbon, marking their participation, their contribution to the Guild, and their stalwart fortitude in shoveling down five pieces of pie at the end of a long week of eating. "A few more post-Thanksgiving calories, yes," said Brannan, "but for a fantastic cause."

The Bay Ridge Pie Social at the Art Room, 8710 Third Ave. between 87th and 88th streets in Bay Ridge, (347) 560-6572, Sunday, November 28, at 1 pm. Admission: $20 for five tasting tickets.

There is a $5 entry fee for bakers, which includes five tickets. To sign up, e-mail bayridgepie@gmail.com

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