The New York City Wine & Food Festival (NYCWFF) is gearing up for its 16th year, and this time it’s celebrating the 50th anniversary of hip-hop. The four-day festival will bring together over 500 chefs from around the world for more than 80 events, including tastings, classes, dinners, and late-night parties.
Inside The NYCWFF
From October 12 to 15, 2023, the 16th annual New York City Wine & Food Festival will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of hip-hop. The highlight of the festival will be on Sunday, October 15, with the official closing party called “The Cookout.”
Hosted by Emmy Award-winning talk show host Tamron Hall and Angela Yee from Power 105.1’s Way Up with Yee, this event will take place at Pier 86, Home of the Intrepid Museum, from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM.
“The Cookout” is sponsored by Bacardi and will feature performances by renowned DJs DJ CASSIDY and DJ MICK, as well as appearances by 90s music icons and Grammy award-winners Rev Run and Ice-T. The food for the party will be curated by James Beard award-winning chef JJ Johnson, who has invited talented Black chefs from New York to showcase their unique culinary styles.
Like hip-hop, these chefs view food as a form of storytelling art. They are reviving traditional food practices and paying tribute to culturally significant ingredients and cooking methods.
Tickets for “The Cookout” are available now, with general admission starting at $135 and early entry at $175. To purchase tickets and learn more about the festival, visit the NYC Wine & Food Festival website.
Upcoming: HoneyLand Festival
In other music and food festival news, the upcoming HoneyLand Festival in Sugar Land, Texas, is also worth checking out. Scheduled for November 11 to 12, this festival features a fantastic musical lineup including Mary J. Blige, Jazmine Sullivan, and Miguel. It also offers a culinary experience with top-notch chefs and more.