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Pie Competition Raises Money for Cobble Hill's P.S. 29

By Nikhita Venugopal | November 21, 2013 5:06pm
 PS 29 in Cobble Hill will host their annual "Eat Pie and Shop" event with pie-making competitions, an artisanal gift market and professional portrait photographers to raise money for the school.
Eat Pie and Shop at P.S. 29
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COBBLE HILL — Support a local school — while also satisfying your sweet tooth.

P.S. 29 is hosting its annual “Eat Pie and Shop” event next month, with a combined fundraiser and baking competition that brings out 80 to 100 of the neighborhood's most scrumptious pies.

Parents and residents are welcome to bring their own pies, which will be divided into fruit, nut, savory and creamy categories and judged by a panel that includes "Top Chef" judge Gail Simmons and Melissa Clark, a food columnist for The New York Times.

“I think pies make people happy,” said Jodi Leone, co-chair of the Dec. 8 event.

Attendees can sample pies for $5 a slice or buy other desserts, like a frozen custard from Shake Shack.

Kids can also bake their own pies as well and then judge the best one, according to the event's website.

This is the event’s fifth year raising money for teacher support and the school’s arts and enrichment programs, Leone said.

In addition to the sweets, an artisanal gift market will feature more than 30 local artists and merchants, including Little Spoon Designs, Makers Toolbox and Fork + Pencil. The vendors will donate 35 percent of their sales to the school.

In previous years, the school has raised $12,000 to $15,000 from the event, Leone said.

There will also be crafts for children, face painting, glitter tattoos, student performances and a professional photographer who will be hosting a portrait studio.

“It just has a great holiday vibe,” Leone said.

P.S. 29 will host “Eat Pie and Shop” on Dec. 8 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 425 Henry St. in Cobble Hill.