Tomato Festival




Tomato lovers near and far will have a chance to savor locally grown, organic varieties from Monday, August 18 through Saturday, August 23 during the 3rd Annual Tomato Festival at Great Performances’ Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, Mae Mae Café, and Wave Hill Café. Executive Chef Christopher Harkness has created a special tomato-themed menu to celebrate this season’s bounty featuring many tomato varieties such as: Brandy Wines, Tiger Striped Heirlooms, Pickled Vine Ripened and Dehydrated Cherry, all from Katchkie Farm—Great Performances’ 60-acre organic farm in Kinderhook, NY.

Our favorite NY Jazz club. Intimate atmosphere, great music always and a kitchen that produces quality restaurant class food.

Rating: A Major on The Walman Report

Consumers are encouraged to visit the following venues for a sample of the season’s tomato bounty:

Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola at Jazz at Lincoln Center

W. 60th & Columbus Circle

New York, NY 10023

Open daily from 6pm to 11pm

212 258-9595

The Mae Mae Café

68 Vandam Street

New York, NY 10013

Open Monday-Friday, 11:30am to 4:30pm

Closed for dinner on the following Wednesday nights: 8/13, 8/20, and 8/27


Wave Hill Café

Wave Hill

675 W. 252nd Street

Bronx, NY 10471

Open daily 10am to 4:30pm (Closed Monday)

Open Wednesdays 9am to 9:30pm


About Great Performances

Great Performances brings consummate culinary skill and originality to the table. The company, founded in 1979 by Liz Neumark, is an acknowledged leader in the high-profile events arena and is the first caterer in the country to own and operate an organic farm as a year-round resource for locally grown produce. In addition to the company’s singular embrace of sustainable agriculture, Great Performances has carved a niche as the foodservice partner of some of the city’s most prestigious cultural institutions, including Jazz at Lincoln Center, the Brooklyn Academy of Music and Sotheby’s. The company signed a 25-year lease in 2007 to reopen and operate the Grand Ballroom at the Plaza Hotel, as well as a new floor of meeting space. Great Performances currently has five establishments on its restaurant roster. For more information on Great Performances and Katchkie Farm, visit,, or call (212) 727-2424.


Mon, Aug 18
Yosvany Terry Quintet


Tue-Sun, Aug 19-24
Music of Antonio Carlos Jobim & Stan Getz
featuring Trio Da Paz, Joe Locke, Harry Allen, and Maucha Adnet
Featuring Romero Lubambo, guitar; Nilson Matta, bass; Duduka da Fonseca, drums; Joe Locke, vibes; Harry Allen, tenor saxophone; Maucha Adnet, vocals.

7:30 & 9:30pm sets nightly with 11:30pm sets on Friday & Saturday.


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