Chile Pepper Fiesta 2012

Saturday, September 29 | 11 a.m.–6 p.m. | Rain or Shine

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    • Kùlú Mèlé African Dance & Drum Ensemble.Kùlú Mèlé African Dance & Drum Ensemble.
    • Nate Hodge and Ryan Cheney of Brooklyn’s Raaka Chocolate. Photo by Mike Grippi.Nate Hodge and Ryan Cheney of Brooklyn’s Raaka Chocolate. Photo by Mike Grippi.
    • Fresh local produce at BBG’s Chile Pepper Farm Stand. Photo courtesy of East New York Farms!Fresh local produce at BBG’s Chile Pepper Farm Stand. Photo courtesy of East New York Farms!
    • Sister and brother team Toan and Ken Huynh, owners of The Saucey Sauce Co. from Brooklyn, NY.Sister and brother team Toan and Ken Huynh, owners of The Saucey Sauce Co. from Brooklyn, NY.
    • Drum ensemble Sonagi Project from Seoul, South Korea. Photos by YOKKO.Drum ensemble Sonagi Project from Seoul, South Korea. Photos by YOKKO.
    • MC Stephen Ringold juggling fire at the Chile Pepper Fiesta. Photo by Rebecca Bullene.MC Stephen Ringold juggling fire at the Chile Pepper Fiesta. Photo by Rebecca Bullene.
    • Brooklyn’s first bean-to-bar chocolate company, Mast Brothers Chocolate. Top photo by Tuukka Koski.Brooklyn’s first bean-to-bar chocolate company, Mast Brothers Chocolate. Top photo by Tuukka Koski.
    • Horman’s Best Pickles at BBG’s Chile Pepper Fiesta. Photo by Jason Gardner.Horman’s Best Pickles at BBG’s Chile Pepper Fiesta. Photo by Jason Gardner.
    • Mike’s Hot Honey, from Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Photo by Janelle Jones.Mike’s Hot Honey, from Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Photo by Janelle Jones.
    • Eclectic blues band Hazmat Modine. Photo courtesy of Hazmat Modine.Eclectic blues band Hazmat Modine. Photo courtesy of Hazmat Modine.
    • Visitors enjoy a performance at BBG’s Chile Pepper Fiesta. Photo by Jason Gardner.Visitors enjoy a performance at BBG’s Chile Pepper Fiesta. Photo by Jason Gardner.
    • Fresh, local fruit ice pops from Brooklyn’s People’s Pops.Fresh, local fruit ice pops from Brooklyn’s People’s Pops.
    • Michael Rogak, a third-generation confectioner, and his father, Martin, of JoMart Chocolates.Michael Rogak, a third-generation confectioner, and his father, Martin, of JoMart Chocolates.
    • A tour of BBG’s chile peppers. Photo by Rebecca Bullene.A tour of BBG’s chile peppers. Photo by Rebecca Bullene.
    • Award-winning Torchbearer Sauces.Award-winning Torchbearer Sauces.
    • Chile paper bead making with Brooklyn Craft Workshop. Photo by Rachel Schwartzman.Chile paper bead making with Brooklyn Craft Workshop. Photo by Rachel Schwartzman.
    • Brooklyn’s premiere Peruvian psychedelic surf band, Chicha Libre. Photo by Txuca.Brooklyn’s premiere Peruvian psychedelic surf band, Chicha Libre. Photo by Txuca.
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    • Handmade, organic, and fair-trade vegan confections from Lagusta’s Luscious.Handmade, organic, and fair-trade vegan confections from Lagusta’s Luscious.
    • Guyank Sweet-Hot Pepper Sauce at BBG’s Chile Pepper Fiesta. Photo by Jason Gardner.Guyank Sweet-Hot Pepper Sauce at BBG’s Chile Pepper Fiesta. Photo by Jason Gardner.
    • Handcrafted silver chile pepper jewelry by Bethany Cocco Jewelry Design.Handcrafted silver chile pepper jewelry by Bethany Cocco Jewelry Design.
    • From left: High River Sauces; Mosh Potatoes heavy metal cookbook; author and chef Steve Seabury.From left: High River Sauces; Mosh Potatoes heavy metal cookbook; author and chef Steve Seabury.
    • Farmers from Madécasse Chocolates in Madagascar removing cacao beans from pods.Farmers from Madécasse Chocolates in Madagascar removing cacao beans from pods.
    • Left: Bulgarian roots rhythms with Vlada Tomova’s Balkan Tales. Photo by Stanislava Georgieva. Right: Gorana Dance Collective. Photo by Paula Lobo.Left: Bulgarian roots rhythms with Vlada Tomova’s Balkan Tales. Photo by Stanislava Georgieva. Right: Gorana Dance Collective. Photo by Paula Lobo.
    • From left: Rick’s Picks pickles; Oaxacan stone-ground chocolate from Taza Chocolate. Right photo by Michael Piazza.From left: Rick’s Picks pickles; Oaxacan stone-ground chocolate from Taza Chocolate. Right photo by Michael Piazza.
    • Rob Weisberg of WFMU’s Transpacific Sound Paradise.Rob Weisberg of WFMU’s Transpacific Sound Paradise.
    • Sarah Gross, owner of charitable chocolatiers Rescue Chocolate, with her dog Mocha. Photos by Jessica Mahady.Sarah Gross, owner of charitable chocolatiers Rescue Chocolate, with her dog Mocha. Photos by Jessica Mahady.
    • Brooklyn’s own Mariachi Tapatio de Alvaro Paulino.Brooklyn’s own Mariachi Tapatio de Alvaro Paulino.
    • Tumbador ChocolateTumbador Chocolate

    Fire breathing. Scorching hot sauce. Chocolate debauchery.

    New York’s hottest fall tradition celebrates its 20th anniversary with a full roster of sizzling music and dance from spice-loving regions around the world. Feel the burn as you sample dozens of award-winning hot sauces, spicy pickles, and salsas. Pick up a pepper or two from our chile pepper farm stand, revel in fire juggling, and delight in red-hot workshops for all ages. Chocolate fans will indulge in the heat of artisanal goodies from Brooklyn’s best chile-chocolate creators.

    Chicha Libre ★ Hazmat Modine ★ Kùlú Mèlé African Dance & Drum Ensemble ★ Mariachi Tapatio ★ Sonagi Project Korean Drumming ★ WFMU’s Transpacific Sound Paradise ★ Vlada Tomova’s Balkan Tales


    Sizzling Bands on the Cherry Esplanade Stage

    Noon–12:45

    Vlada Tomova’s Balkan Tales
    With Gorana Dance Collective

    Get up on your feet and dance to Bulgarian roots rhythms.

    1:00–2:00

    Kùlú Mèlé African Dance & Drum Ensemble
    Be dazzled by the high-octane ancestral traditions of West Africa.

    2:15–3:15

    Hazmat Modine
    Boogie to dueling harmonicas, funky tuba, and unforgettable eclectic blues.

    3:30–4:30

    Sonagi Project Korean Drumming
    Prepare to be entranced by stunning drumming from Seoul, South Korea.

    4:45–6:00

    Chicha Libre
    Groove to Brooklyn’s premiere Peruvian psychedelic surf band.

     

    Masters of Ceremony Robbins & Ringold
    Circus masters light up the stage between acts with chile pepper juggling, fire breathing, and other blazing antics.

    Sweet Serenades at the Osborne Garden

    11:00–12:00

    Mariachi Tapatio de Alvaro Paulino
    Join Brooklyn’s own mariachi mavens on a sizzling stroll.

    Noon–6:00

    WFMU’S Transpacific Sound Paradise With DJ Rob Weisberg Tune your ears to free-form radio’s finest world music show. With special guest DJ Tamar Rothenberg


    Feel the Burn! at the Osborne Garden

    11:00–5:00

    Spicy Samples
    Meet award-winning chefs and sample their creations.

    Chile Pepper Farm Stand at the Atrium Terrace

    11:00–5:00

    Fresh Local Produce
    Pick up a pepper from your favorite New York farmer.

    Red-Hot Workshops at the Lillian and Amy Goldman Atrium

    11:00–3:00

    Hot Chiles for Cool Kids
    Kids pot up their own pepper plant to take home.

    11:00–3:00

    Chile Paper Beads for Kids
    String up a recycled paper necklace with the Brooklyn Craft Workshop.

    3:30–4:15

    West African Dance Class for All Ages
    Join the masters of Kùlú Mèlé African Dance & Drum Ensemble.

    Fiery Delights throughout the Garden

    11:00–5:00

    Heavy Metal Chiles
    Handcrafted silver jewelry by Brooklyn’s Bethany Cocco Jewelry Design
    North Cherry Walk

    11:00–5:00

    Spice Racks
    Check out the chile books from BBG’s library.
    North Cherry Walk

    2:00–4:00

    Mosh Potatoes—Cookbook Signing With Steve Seabury
    The author shares spicy recipes, anecdotes, and mayhem from the heavyweights of heavy metal.
    Osborne Garden

    3:30–4:00
    4:30–5:00

    Tour-De-Chile
    A look at the Garden’s chile plants with BBG’s own Dave Daly
    Herb Garden

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