The Smile (26 Bond Street) has reopened and will be hosting a responsibly distanced gathering this Sunday 10/18 to showcase members of its community and provide an entertaining afternoon for guests while raising funds to feed local New Yorkers and support local and national social justice initiatives.
This Sunday from noon-4pm, the restaurant will celebrate its return to outdoor dining with a stoop sale and fete on Bond Street, which will be closed to traffic during the event as part of Open Streets.
Specifically, the event will feature:
Tamales from South Bronx restaurant La Morada, the Oaxacan restaurant that has been acting as a headquarters for social justice activism. Proceeds from the sales of the tamales will go to support the restaurant, which has been working to support undocumented workers affected by the pandemic by organizing a soup kitchen, fundraising efforts, mutual aid, and more.
A pineapple and turmeric punch (non-alcoholic) by chef DeVonn Francis of Yardy, the Jamaican-inspired restaurant and creative catering enterprise currently popping up at The Smile To Go in SoHo
Custom made, limited edition t-shirts for sale by AWAKE legendary streetwear designer Angelo Baque. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Bowery Mission and I Am a Voter.
Sky High Farm, a non-profit organization sustainably growing fresh fruits and vegetables, and raising livestock, exclusively for the purposes of donation to New Yorkers who are living in underserved communities, will host a small farm stand (all proceeds will go back to Sky High Farm)
A stoop sale hosted by Julia Cumming of Anger Can Be Power, with all proceeds going to support community refrigerators.
Pastries, bone broth, and coffee from The Smile to Go, proceeds going to ROAR
All are welcome at the event. We ask that all attendees maintain appropriate social distancing and wear a mask at all times when not seated.
Going forward, The Smile will be offering breakfast and lunch on an ongoing basis in its outdoor parklet, from Thursday to Sunday, 9am - 4pm. The Smile to Go at the Freehand Hotel is also currently open Weds - Sunday from 8am - 4pm.
We also encourage everyone to visit the fantastic Yardy pop-up that is currently operating from the Smile to Go location in SoHo (22 Howard Street).
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