Street Vendor Scavenger Hunt Closing Ceremony | Virtual Program

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For the past month, teams have been exploring New York City completing scavenger hunt challenges all about street vending. With over 100 teams competing, it has been an intense race, as teams had to complete 40 challenges while also raising money for the Street Vendor Project. Join us for our closing ceremonies as we look at some of the highlights of the competition, and most importantly, announce the winners and award prizes in these categories:

  • Scavenger Hunt Champion – Cloudy with a Chance of Matzah Balls
  • Scavenger Hunt Runner-Up – Eat Something New in Queens 
  • Vendor Power Spirit Award – Bones Day 
  • Fundraising Champion – Cloudy with a Chance of Matzah Balls 
  • Best Scavenger Hunt Photo – Los Tamarindos Dulces 

Thank you to our sponsors Culinary Backstreets, Arepa Lady, Kings County Distillery, Nick Golebiewski, and Maxwell Schiano

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Recently, Cindy and I had the opportunity to travel to Southeast Asia (as guests of the Singapore Tourism Board – in the coming weeks we will have many more posts about our time in Singapore and the connections between their sites, attractions, and history and those of our own island city), and we spent much of our time exploring the varied street vending traditions of Hong Kong, Singapore, and Phnom Penh, Cambodia.>> Continue reading