The annual event raises funds for a food bank in style.
Philadelphia's Festival O presents a new take on an old saw about how you get to Carnegie Hall (practice, practice, practice), but in this case, it’s plan, plan, plan. “We started planning for this four years ago,” says Frank Luzi, vice president of communications for Opera Philadelphia.
The second annual Bucks County Dragon Boat Festival was a big event executed by a small sta of volunteers.
Chris Wetzel, vice president of the Bucks County Dragon Boat Association, got the idea for his organization to host its own event after he got hooked on the sport of dragon boat racing and started attending competitions.
Judging by the crowd at June 16’s Taste of NJ event, everybody loves an event where the purpose it to eat and drink to your heart’s content. The Taste of NJ, supported in part by a grant from the NJ Department of State, Division of Travel and Tourism, as well as corporate sponsors like Johnson & Johnson, drew a large crowd of food and drink lovers eager to sample some of the state’s offerings. Hyatt Regency New Brunswick hosted the successful event that was held booth-style in one of the hotel’s event rooms.
Photo credit: Geoff Mottram
The NJ Food & Wine Festival was held this past weekend and it was a big success, despite the gloomy, rainy weather. This year marked the festival’s sixth and it was held again at the Crystal Springs Resort in Vernon Township, NJ. The festival has a perfect home at Crystal Springs…its Restaurant Latour is a consistent winner as a top restaurant in the state…and then there’s the wine cellar. Award-winning doesn’t even describe it.