Groove With Me's Benefit Tap & Tapas Features Tastings By New York's Top Chefs & Restaurants
The 15th annual Tap & Tapas will take place on Monday, April 1st from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. and will include a walk around tasting of New York's top chefs and restaurants. The night will also include special performances by Groove With Me dancers and award-winning dancer and choreographer Jason Samuels Smith. Groove With Me is thrilled to honor Lauren Lovette, Principal Dancer at New York City Ballet. Tickets start at $200. The event is located at SECOND at 849 6th Ave at 29th St.
Groove With Me is a free dance school for 400 girls in East Harlem and the South Bronx. Programming aims to empower young women while providing a safe and creative space for the whole family to grow and flourish. The mission is to decrease teen pregnancy, substance abuse, depression, gang involvement, prostitution, domestic abuse, and truancy.
Our celebrated chefs this year are:
Julian Medina - La Chula
Elpidio Escamilla - Corner Social/Angel of Harlem
Jaime Sudberg - Vandal
Lauren Amedure - Beauty & Essex
Rebecca Baez - Violet's Catering Kitchen
Larissa Raphael - Riss' Knishes
Bill McDaniel - Motel Morris
Joe Leone - Joe Leone's Italian Specialties
Laurent Tourondel - L'Amico
Garett McMahan - Celestine
Tickets can be purchased at http://tinyurl.com/tapandtapas
Tap & Tapas raises half our budget. Going beyond dance, Groove With Me offers workshops in bullying prevention, finance, nutrition, sexual assault awareness, coding & tech, careers, and domestic abuse.