Second Annual Art of Food Festival hosted by Riverdale Art Center

Riverdale, NJ (PressExposure) August 11, 2011 -- For Immediate Release

The Riverdale Art Center (The RAC) to host second annual fundraising event, "The Art of Food Festival," on September 13, 2011.

The Riverdale Art Center (The RAC) today announced it will host the second annual Art of Food Festival on Tuesday, September 13, 2011, from 7 to 9:30 PM. This locavore event will support The Riverdale Art Center, a 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to enriching the lives of individuals, families and communities through art.

The Art of Food will feature an epicurean tasting prepared by top local New Jersey-based chefs, a fine wine tasting, an art auction, and live music. It will be held at the historic Glenburn Estate located at 211 Hamburg Turnpike off Exit 53 from Route 287 in Riverdale, New Jersey. The 5.67 acre estate was acquired by the Borough of Riverdale through the Green Acres Program and the Morris County Open Space Fund. The Borough of Riverdale and the Riverdale Land Conservancy are sponsors of the Art of Food Festival. The preservation of historic sites like Glenburn is central to the formation of strong community bonds-today and for generations to come.

Drawing upon the harvest of local farmers, this event will feature a gourmet food tasting prepared by Berta's Chateau in Wanaque; Snails & Quails yacht and event catering in Union City; Rosemary & Sage in Riverdale; Lina's Ristorante in Bloomingdale; 202 Italian Bistro in Lincoln Park; and Monica's in Pompton Lakes. The chefs participating in this event are all inspired by our local food markets which fuel their passion for cooking and eating-truly an art form.

Various artists will participate in a two-day plein air paint-out at Glenburn On September 12 and 13, and their work will then be auctioned off during the Art of Food, with 25% of the profits dedicated to supporting The RAC. Artists can contact The RAC at 973-513-9250 if they would like to participate in the paint-out. Well-known artist Carl Richards painted the image of Glenburn used on the poster art, and he will be painting on site during the entire festival. Music will be provided by local jazz ensemble, Nth Degree. Tickets $75 donation. Call The RAC at 973-513-9250 for tickets or email

About Riverdale Art Center

Patti Watson
The Riverdale Art Center
2 Newark-Pompton Turnpike
Riverdale, NJ 07457
201-405-1876 or 973-513-9250

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Press Release Submitted On: August 11, 2011 at 1:23 pm
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