- A Day of Food, Fun and Fitness is Planned for Saturday, October 13, 2012 -
NEW YORK, Sept. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival presented by FOOD & WINE brings back its featured family program Fun and Fit in the City presented by Target and hosted by Guy Fieri for 2012. Taking place on Saturday, October 13 at Basketball City (Pier 36), both children and their parents will enjoy a full day of healthy food samplings, fitness activities, star-studded cooking demonstrations, and much more!
Created to help educate families about healthy and simple lifestyle options, Fun and Fit in the City presented by Target is a full day of activity that is open to everyone. Food Network's Guy Fieri will serve as the ultimate host – cooking, running, jumping, sampling – none of the day's happenings are off-limits for this dad!
"I can't wait to have a rockin' time showin' families how to get down in the kitchen and prepare delicious, healthy meals," said event host Guy Fieri. "Gettin' the whole family involved in cooking, just like I do every day at home with my wife and kids, makes for an awesome meal!"
Presented by Target, both parents and kids will be delighted to spend the day playing foosball, shooting hoops, dancing, testing their fast pitch skills, and enjoying more interactive areas to keep the whole family on the move. More fitness activities, healthy food samplings, games, book signings, and even a super-powered vegetable superhero puppet show from Share Our Strength's No Kid Hungry® campaign will keep everyone entertained. Families will also have the opportunity to get more involved in helping to end hunger in their community by participating in a "repacking" activity where children and their parents can pack a box of donated goods for families' in-need that will go straight to the Food Bank For New York City.
Additionally, Guy Fieri has invited his close friend (and Rachael vs. Guy Celebrity Cook-Off co-host) Rachael Ray to join him for an ultimate culinary showdown, when they will bring their star power to the Healthy and Easy Cooking Demo Stage. Also featured on the stage throughout the day are healthy cooking demonstrations from the following Food Network and top culinary personalities:
- Sunny Anderson
- Melissa d'Arabian
- Giada De Laurentiis
- Andrew Zimmern
Tickets are available online at http://nycwff.org/funandfit or by calling 866.969.2933 (phone sales open Monday – Friday, 9:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M. EDT). Stay up-to-date with the excitement by following the Festival at www.Facebook.com/NYCWFF or follow founder and director Lee Brian Schrager at www.twitter.com/Lee_Schrager.
About Fun and Fit in the City presented by Target
Fun and Fit in the City presented by Target is brought to you by the Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival, which is hosted by and benefits the Food Bank For New York City and Share Our Strength's No Kid Hungry® campaign. 100% of the Festival's net proceeds go toward helping these community based organizations fight hunger. More information about the Festival can be found at www.nycwff.org.
SOURCE Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival