PHOTOS: Oktoberfest Fundraiser in the Heights

On Saturday, October 12, Farms in the Heights hosted Oktoberfest. Held at The Distillery Gallery, the charity event raised money to support educational programs, music at next season’s Riverview Farmers Market, and the 2014 Riverview Jazz Festival.

“Over 100 people attended the fundraiser, and $1,500 was raised,” according to Mo Kinberg, President of  Farms in the Heights. Highlights included a performance by The Lintet Quartet, pierogies provided by Stanley’s Meat Market on Central Avenue (140 were consumed), and the tapping of the new South Street Pale Ale keg, which was brewed in the Heights using locally gown hops.

“We will definitely do it again, probably next October,” said  Kinberg.

For more information, visit the The Riverview Farmers Market website.

Photos by Mickey Mathis

Catherine Hecht

is the owner of Harmony Media, NJ, the publisher of Jersey City Independent and blogs about urban gardening at dig a path. She's lived in Jersey City since 1999 and resides in the Heights section with her wife Beth Achenbach, they were the first couple to file as legal domestic partners in Jersey City. Cat has over 10 years experience in communications, marketing and publishing, she's studied anthropology, art history, woman & gender studies, botany, ethnobotany, and herbology and she is a graduate of the Rising Tide Capital Community Business Academy. She is also is a community activist, registered voter, gay rights activist, art lover, gardener, environmentalist, and an animal advocate.