Posted by: Orlick | April 9, 2009

Press Release: Red Hook Food Vendors Opening

Here is the unadulterated press release from the Red Hook Food Vendors Committee.
Highlights:
May 2nd opening
Vendors featured at Brooklyn Flea, DUMBO Market and Festival by the Sea at Coney Island
Red Hook Vendors design competitors will be displayed at an event at Red Hook Park.

Food Vendors Committee of Red Hook Park Inc.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
0499

RED HOOK FOOD VENDORS ANNOUNCE OFFICIAL START OF 09 SEASON & REVEAL EXCITING NEW PROJECTS.

Includes Season Kick-off Dates; Brooklyn Flea\DUMBO Markets Dates; New Locations in Coney Island’s Festival By The Sea; & AFHny Design Competition Results for Future Look of RHFV stands.

(Brooklyn, New York)- The Food Vendors Committee of Red Hook Park Inc. (AKA Red Hook Food Vendors; RHFV) is thrilled to announce the kick-off of their 09 season beginning May 2nd, 2009 in Red Hook park, Brooklyn every weekend through the end of October. Extended days of operation will include long holiday weekends, including Memorial Day & Labor Day weekends.

RHFV are also pleased to announce their continued collaboration with the incredibly successful Brooklyn Flea and its new DUMBO market location. RHFV satellite stands will open for business beginning April 18th at The Flea in Fort Greene every Saturday, and at the DUMBO market every Sunday–(For more information, please visit http://www.brooklynflea.com).

RHFV also confirms its participation at Festival by the Sea at Coney Island, the newest & most exciting development at the heart of one of NYC’s most historic and iconic landmarks. With 35 years of serving some of the most authentic & traditional local flavors in Red Hook, Brooklyn, RHFV are humbled & look forward to the opportunity of bringing their artisanal flavors to Coney Island.

Last December, Architecture for Humanity New York City Affiliate (AFHny) organized & hosted a design competition called “A Marketplace for the Red Hook Park Vendors- An Open Call for Ideas” in which designers were asked to conceptualize & design a new look for the RHFV market place that would help bring back the spirit and authenticity of an open market so favored by their frequent visitors. The selected designs\teams will be displayed publicly at an event in Red Hook Park to be announced later in the season & input from the general public will be asked to help select the best design & future look of RHFV stands.

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