Taste of Tribeca
Tribeca Restaurants Support PS 150 and PS 234
I had the opportunity to attend the 21st Annual Taste of Tribeca on Saturday afternoon. It was a warm, mostly sunny day, with temperatures hovering around 80. In the morning there were clouds and a light misty rain, so it didn’t get too hot and the misty rain left little humidity in the air.
The Taste of Tribeca is a fundraiser for two of Tribeca’s public schools – PS 150 which is also referred to as the Tribeca Learning Center and PS 234 which is also called the Independence School. The additional funds are used to provide programs and equipment that are used to enhance learning for the K through 5th grade students of the two elementary schools. Both schools are public non-charter schools that are highly rated and whose students perform well on standardized tests.
In recent years the demand for enrollment in these two Tribeca public schools has grown rapidly with the growing population of the neighborhood. A couple of years ago the Department of Education had proposed moving PS 150 up to Chelsea to provide more space for students, but the effort was defeated by the Tribeca neighborhood. And about five years ago, the school district for PS 234 was the focus of a school district zoning battle, as the increased growth in residential housing and population had strained the demand for PS 234 school facilities. So there's a bit of history about the public schools for which the funds were raised, but I digress.
Let us begin our journey through the Taste of Tribeca restaurants, where we will become a little more familiar with a few Tribeca restaurants and bars.
Mother's Day Restaurants In Manhattan 2021
Restaurants For Mothers Day Brunch & Dinner on the Upper East Side, Upper West Side, Midtown, East Village, West Village, SoHo, Tribeca & Downtown NYC
Mother's Day is soon upon us. It's a good day to let your wife or mother or daughter know you appreciate her efforts in the most important role of her life. Flowers, gifts and brunch or dinner are always welcome, as is any thoughtful gesture that provides some measure showing your recognition of her efforts in her role as mother of some children. After all, without mothers, we would all cease to be.
Normally it's best to book a restaurant reservation for Mother's Day brunch, as on Mother's Day in Manhattan, many restaurants are full. So if you're thinking about eating out at a restaurant this Mother's Day on the Upper East Side, Upper West Side, Midtown Manhattan, the East or West Village, SoHo, Tribeca or Downtown NYC; it's best to do your research early, and call ahead to book Mother's Day restaurant reservations.
Unlike last year, indoor dining is now available at most Manhattan restaurants, but at only at 50% capacity for restaurants located in New York City. Restaurants outside of NYC can accommodate 75% of capacity. That is likely because of the difference in the amount of space allocated to each diner in restaurants in the city versus restaurants outside of the city, as well as the higher density of population, etc. But that said, restaurants also have additional capacity via all of those outdoor shacks built during the pandemic, which has greatly increased overall space / seating capacity, and with the weather warming [the thermometer is expected to break the 80's tomorrow], outdoor dining is a pleasant, even welcome option.
But as the saying goes, the early bird gets the [worm] better seating, so book early.
COVID PRECAUTIONS. Lastly, be advised that most - if not all - of these restaurants may take your temperature prior to indoor seating and require masks except during dining. Other CoVid guidelines like social distancing also may apply.
Mother's Day History - Restaurants In Manhattan
The origins of Mother's Day in the United States began with the efforts by Anna Jarvis to honor her own mother. According to Wikipedia, Anna began the campaign in 1905 - the year her mother died - and in 1910 West Virginia was the first state to adopt Mothers Day as a holiday. In 1914 Woodrow Wilson made the second Sunday in May as a national holiday to honor mothers.
Click this link to view a brief guide of Mother's Day restaurants in Manhattan where you will find links to Manhattan restaurants we've visited in the past or have reviewed. The restaurants we've reviewed include a mix of high, medium and budget priced restaurants that are spread throughout the borough and offer a large variety of ethnic cuisines.
We've identified over a half dozen Manhattan restaurants open for indoor / outdoor dining on Mother's Day in Manhattan. Enjoy.
Taste of the Seaport
South Street Seaport Showcases Tribeca & Lower East Side Restaurants
I went to browse through the Taste of the Seaport, which was held at the South Street Seaport from 11 am to 4 pm. It was a cool sunny autumnal day in mid October as I made my way toward the East River downtown.
South Street Seaport Downtown NYC
The South Street Seaport is a popular destination that attracts both locals and tourists. It's location, just south of the Brooklyn Bridge, with its sweeping waterfront views, is also a docking destination for boat tours and ferries. And the South Street Seaport restaurants are both plentiful and varied.
Since I arrived early afternoon, I didn't have much time to do more than a quick sweep of the Taste of the Seaport and hence - unfortunately - didn't get much of a chance to converse much with the local restaurateurs. There were a lot of food booths - 37 in all - lining Front Street all the way up to Peck Slip.
Click here to read the rest of our report on the Taste of the South Street Seaport.
Rock Restaurant in Tribeca is a modern Italian restaurant located at the corner of 190 A Duane Street on the corner with Greenwich Street in Tribeca. They're open daily from about 12 noon to 10 pm [11 am Sunday brunch].
Roc was started as a partnership between the owner of Elio's on the Upper East Side and his maitre'D Rocco. The restaurant is located in an old pencil factory which was erected in 1875. It has been nicely appointed and serves modern Italian cuisine.
The photo at right was taken of Roc during the Taste of Tribeca in Spring of 2015.
SoHo Restaurants / Tribeca Restaurants / Bowery Bars Business Listings
Click here to view a listing of other SoHo, Bowery & Tribeca restaurants and bars.
Church Publick Bar & Restaurant
Bars & Restaurants in Tribeca
Church Publick Bar is an American style gastropub serving nearly a couple dozen ales. They opened in 2013 at 78 Reade Street which is at the corner on Church Street in Tribeca.
They serve lunch and dinner and open between 11 and 11.30 am and close between 11 pm and 1 am daily.
The photo at right was taken at Church Publick Bar following the Taste of Tribeca.
St Pat's Day Bars, Restaurants and Historic & Irish Pubs in Manhattan
Historic Manhattan St Pat's Day Pubs, Irish Bars & Restaurants On St. Patrick's Day In NYC, UES, UWS, Midtown & Village
St. Patrick’s Day is upon us once again and it’s time for one and all, regardless of genetic history, to don their green clothing and head out to the Irish bars for a pint of ale or to the Irish restaurants for some down home Irish fare … or something like that.
This report is about some of the Manhattan Irish bars and restaurants that have survived the test of time, and likely a might bit … more. The Irish pubs include Irish bars and restaurants from the Upper East Side [UES], the Upper West Side [UWS], Midtown Manhattan as well as the East Village, as McSorley's remains not just a pub, but a good piece of history.
Click here to read our report about the St Pat's Day Bars, Irish Pubs & Restaurants in Manhattan NYC.
Manhattan Halloween Parties NYC 2021
Manhattan Halloween Parties in Midtown, UES, Upper East Side, East Village, UWS, Upper West Side, SoHo, Harlem, LES, Lower East Side, Downtown NYC Seaport, Inwood & Washington Heights Manhattan NYC Halloween Events
With a little more than two weeks to go before Halloween, we decided to do a round up of some of the Halloween parties planned in Manhattan.
The weather around Halloween is usually about 60 during the day time and around 50 degrees at night. It's too early to tell what the precipitation will be the preceding weekend as well as on Halloween, but we provide weather updates each Friday.
The 46th Annual Village Halloween Parade NYC starts at 7 pm at Spring Street and 6th Avenue and marches north to 16th Street on Sunday, October 31st. It runs through the West Village neighborhood for three to four hours with the official end time at 10.30 pm. We've heard that there are over 35 bands and an innumerable showing of creative costumes.
The following is a short list of Manhattan Halloween parties at local bars, restaurants and arts and public venues will be added over time. In most cases we suggest that you call ahead and rsvp a spot to be sure you get in.
Click here to view our report on Halloween Parties Manhattan Midtown Upper East Side UES Upper West Side UWS & East Village SoHo Harlem LES Downtown NYC Inwood Washington Heights & Tribeca Halloween Parties nyc.
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