The Food Court is located at 1200 Harbor Blvd., and tickets for the event are priced in two stages, at $50 and $25 per person. The $50 ticket is for the hours of 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. It features a preview hour to sample food and includes special door prizes. The $25 ticket is for the hours of 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and provides food and entertainment.
Free parking is available in the adjacent Lincoln Harbor lot.
"We have assembled some of the finest restaurants from Weehawken and neighboring communities who share our vision of expanding literary, cultural and artistic programs in our state-of-the-art library," said Mayor Richard F. Turner.
A Taste of Weehawken will feature the cuisine of fine dining restaurants and culinary institutions, as well as a wine tasting. Participating restaurants are: Arthur's Landing, Spirito Grill, Dry Dock Restaurants, The Chart House, Ruth's Chris Steak House, Kawabae, Horizon Cruises, Anthony David Gourmet Specialties, Kings Supermarkets, The City Bistro, The Brass Rail, Kitchen, Beyti Kebab Restaurant, Certified Bakery, Gino's Italian Delicatessen, Table Tales Catering, Amanda's, Madison Bar & Grill, Urban Kitchen and Weehawken High School.
Sparrow's of Hoboken will provide a wine tasting.
Patrons who purchase the $50 tickets are automatically entered into a door prize drawing and will be eligible to win one of three prize packages. They are: dinner for two at The Chart House and a stay at the Sheraton, dinner for two at Spirito Grill and a stay at the Sheraton, and a cruise of New York Harbor provided by New York Waterways. Early patrons will also be treated to flower arrangements by the Ikenobo Ikabana Society of New Jersey, an organization devoted to the 500-year old Japanese flower arranging tradition.
"All patrons will be able to sample the food from our finest restaurants and enjoy the sounds of local entertainment like the renowned Weehawken High School Jazz Ensemble," said Barbara A. Murphy, president of the Library Board of Trustees. "Additionally all funds will benefit cultural and educational programs at the library, which was renovated and expanded two years ago."
To purchase tickets by credit card, please call 866-8632 or send a check or money order to Taste of Weehawken, c/o CMS, P.O. Box 90, West New York, NJ 07093.