An Empty Bowls event will be held in Bay Ridge on May 4th from 1 to 5 pm at the Fourth Avenue Presbyterian Church (6753 4th Avenue).
The Empty Bowls project, as described by its national organizers, is an international grassroots effort to fight hunger. In exchange for a cash donation, guests are asked to keep a unique, handcrafted ceramic bowl created by local potters and other craftspeople as a reminder of all the empty bowls in the world. The money raised is donated to an organization working to end hunger and food insecurity.
In the case of the Bay Ridge event, all proceeds from the sale of bowls will benefit the Community Food Pantry at the Fourth Avenue Presbyterian Church and Ecumenical Neighborhood Lunch Program at Zion Lutheran Church, two local organizations helping the hungry of Bay Ridge and Sunset Park. Bowls will be on sale for $25.
In addition to the sale of the handcrafted bowls, there will be activities for children and refreshments. Music will be provided by local artists Zafer Tawil (oud), Valerie Gates and James Cleveland (Irish guitar & fiddle) and Secretly Famous featuring Kris Lauricella, Dave Doll and Charlie Marine.