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Morningside Heights Cookie Extravaganza

Morningside Area Alliance

Morningside Heights Cookie Extravaganza

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The Main Event - Morningside Heights Cookie Extravaganza, Monday December 16th 5:30pm - 8:00pm
Reserve your spot. Enjoy live music, festive drinks, cookies of course, and warm conversation with neighbors at the first Morningside Heights Cookie Extravaganza and Bake Sale! Your cookie purchases will benefit Cathedral Community Cares, providing emergency food and health services in the community. What to Choose?! On display will be a fantastic array of cookies, prepared by Morningside Area Alliance members, students, and volunteer groups in the Union Food Lab, an exciting new food entreprenuership center located in Morningside Heights. Cookies are priced from $.50 to $2.50 and you'll be provided with a wonderful gift box to fill up with your favorites. Event Schedule 5:30pm Doors Open, Sales Begin 6:00pm Noël, Sing We Concert & Sing-Along with Union Seminary Choir in James Chapel 7:00pm Manhattan School of Music Student Jazz Trio 7:30pm Grand Raffle Prize Announced 7:45 Volunteer Baking Team Recognition 8:00 Sales End
32 Tickets Free  
World Cookie Forum & Tasting, Monday December 16th 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Featured speakers include * Jennifer Abadi, acclaimed Middle Eastern and Sephardic Jewish cuisine specialist and author Fistful of Lentils and; * Chef Surbhi Sahni, a Michelin starred chef who is reinventing modern Indian cuisine through her pastry work, presently as Owner of Bittersweet NYC. * Chef Madge Rosenberg who 30 years ago, founded the revered Soutine Bakery. *Gorgui Ndoye, owner of Les Ambassades, who has featured the food of Senegalese through two Harlem restaurants. The pastries are magnificent and showcase classic French technique with an interpretation that is global. In this fascinating discussion, presenters will discuss the cultural and religious significance and unique flavor profiles of cookies from New York City, France, African, India, and Syria. Participants will enjoy a tasting of cookies such as Syrian Pistachio with Orange Blossom Water, Nan Khatai, Black and Whites, and New World French Macaroons.
15 Tickets Free  
Baking Team 1: Fri. Dec. 13 @4:00pm
Join with friends, families, and neighbors for your new Winter holiday tradition - Baking Together. Join one of our baking team and, with the guidance of accomplished cookie bakers, prepare 2-3 of the Cookie Extravaganza's! exclusive recipes. You'll have a lot of laughs, enjoy a very spacious kitchen, contribute to an important community fundraiser, and go home with a dozen of your creations. Baking Team 1 will be led by Madge Rosenberg, owner of famous Soutine Bakery.
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Baking Team 2: Fri. Dec. 13 @8:00pm   more info Sold Out Free  
Baking Team 3: Sat. Dec. 14 @10:00am   more info 4 Tickets Free  
Baking Team 4: Sat. Dec. 14 @2:00pm   more info Sold Out Free  

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The Holidays in Morningside Heights just got warmer with the inaugural Morningside Heights Cookie Extravaganza! Come and celebrate the diversity of religious and ethnic heritage of our community while tasting the season's signature food - cookies.  Whether you are a student, neighbor, or staff - the Cookie Extravaganza has something to offer you with inspirational and fun activities:

1. Attend the Cookie Extravaganza! Gifts, live music, and all around fun. Choose from among 10 of the world's most delectable celebration cookies, prepared by Morningside Area Alliance Members and groups of neighborhood volunteers in the Union Food Lab.

2. Join a Baking Team! Contribute your time and baking talents to the Cookie Extravaganza Fundraiser to benefit Cathedral Community Cares. Join one of 4 teams who will prepare exclusive recipes with the help of an accomplished baker.

3. Enjoy a 1 hour, lively discussion of food experts during World Cookie Forum and Tasting!
Any way you participate in World Cookie Day - you will discover new cookie traditions, enjoy music, meet your colleagues and neighbors, and help contribute to  Cathedral Community Cares - for which the proceeds of all events will support. 

What is the Union Food Lab?  Our host is Union Theological Seminary and all baking will occur in their brand new food incubator, launched to serve the needs of aspiring neighborhood food entreprenuers.   

About Cathedral Community Cares (CCC). Cathedral Community Cares (CCC) combats and alleviates poverty through preventive poverty services, education and advocacy--specifically targeting the issues of health and hunger. CCC tackles these problems on multiple fronts by addressing the immediate and beyond-emergency needs of the underserved, while seeking long-term policy solutions that will benefit both clients and the greater community. CCC operates the Sunday Soup Kitchen which serves 23,000 meals a year and The Clothing Closet, which distributes clothing to individuals and families. CCC also hosts Public Health screenings and workshops as well as SNAP (Food Stamps) Certification and Re-Certification throughout the week.

Have questions about Morningside Heights Cookie Extravaganza? Contact Morningside Area Alliance
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Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York
Union Food Lab
3041 Broadway at 121st Street
New York, NY 10027

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Morningside Area Alliance

The Morningside Heights neighborhood is home to the world’s leading academic and religious institutions who, together, help create a truly unique community in which to live, learn, and grow. Morningside Area Alliance, established in 1947, is a nonprofit membership organization that fosters collaborations and partnerships between members, provides a forum for communication, and is a valued source for neighborhood information.

For more information, please contact Jenn Beisser, Executive Director, MAA at 212-749-1570 or email

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