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Sun, Sep 08


Whittemore - Community, Culture & Conser

2nd Annual Garden-to-Table Fundraising Gala hosted by Chef Becky Geisel of BEX

Come for an evening of fine foods & wine, artists reception, premium auction and music, all for a good cause!

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2nd Annual Garden-to-Table Fundraising Gala hosted by Chef Becky Geisel of BEX
2nd Annual Garden-to-Table Fundraising Gala hosted by Chef Becky Geisel of BEX

Time & Location

Sep 08, 2019, 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Whittemore - Community, Culture & Conser, 7, Rockaway Rd, Oldwick, NJ 08833


About The Event


Presented by Friends of Whittemore, a non-profit 501(c)(3) whose mission is to support Whittemore - Community, Culture & Conservation - whose offerings include a wide variety of Nature, Cultural and Educational Programming for enthusiasts of all ages. Your support of this important fundraising event will help maintain and expand Whittemore - CCC's educational & cultural programing, community outreach initiatives and maintain the property for all to enjoy!

We invite you to join us for an elegant evening starting with a signature cocktail, light hors d'oeuvres, in the renovated Gardens of Whittemore, followed by a multi-course dinner locally sourced from such purveyors as Metropolitan Seafood & Gourmet, The Pastoral Pig, Valley Shepherd Creamery, Happy Harvest Hydroponic and The Foraged Feast to name a few! BEX will be using organically grown produce, grown specifically for this menu, from the Whittemore Vegetable Gardens. Each course will be paired with a fine wine selected by Gary's Wine - Sommelier.

The evening will include, the unveiling of Whittemore's latest art show, live music and a premium silent auction.

ARTISTS RECEPTION: Featuring local Tewksbury artists; landscape painter Shy Raguso and photographer Sandy Ross will share Whittemore's Gallery space for this dual Art Show. All art will be available for sale and proceeds will benefit Friends of Whittemore.

MUSIC: The New Hope Collective, a contemporary acoustic jazz quartet based in Bucks Country, PA, will bring a fresh take on classic and new jazz to our Garden-to-Table Fundraising Gala. The dynamic group of accomplished musicians will feature founding member Jim Stagnitto, an experienced and extensively recorded trumpeter, Daniel Kostelnik, an organist who has toured Europe and has three records for the Savant Label, Tom Cohen, a versatile drummer and staple on the Philadelphia music scene for over 40 years.


Signature Cocktail : Plum Infused Ice Tea

Course I - Hors D'Oeuvres: Assorted Passed & Stationed

Course II - Salad: Grilled Peach + Arugula Salad

Course III - Fish: Shrimp + Corn Cake

Course IV - Main: Griggstown Stuffed Chicken Breast

Course V - Dessert: Salted Honey Tart with Peaches

Coffee and Tea will be served by Black River Roasters

Stay tuned - wine pairings will be announced shortly!

WHERE: Whittemore - Community, Culture & Conservation, 7 Rockaway Road, Oldwick NJ 08833

WHEN: Sunday, September 8th, 2019, 4:00-8pm


FOW Member - $165pp, $200pp after pre-sale

Non-Member - $195pp, $225 after pre-sale


For questions: 908-439-1201

Proceeds from Whittemore's Fundraising Gala go directly to support Friends of Whittemore, a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization.

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