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Enjoy slices from a mix of amateur and professional pie bakers at a pie picnic at Smorgasburg on Saturday, June 18th.

I'm Lauren, and I started Pie in the Park, a yearly pie-baking event held in Brooklyn's Prospect Park.

Last year, I ran a Kickstarter project to self-publish a book that includes recipes, tips and stories from 4 years of holding the event.

The project was funded! The book was created! It's $20 and includes 25 pie recipes -- both sweet and savory -- crust recipes, baking tips and insight from all the bakers.

On Saturday, June 18th, Kickstarter and I will be hosting a pie picnic at the Kickstarter booth at Smorgasburg -- the BK Flea's cool new food market at the Williamsburg waterfront.

They'll be pie, gingham, picnic blankets, recipe cards to take and share and lots and lots of PIE.

I'm running the event as a project through Kickstarter -- only people that pledge will get a slice of the pie (literally), and amateur bakers have the chance to submit their own pies to be eaten and enjoyed by all. 

Here's the deal:

Pledge $1, and you'll be one of 15 bakers that commit to bake and bring a pie. You'll get a run of custom-illustrated recipe cards of your pie recipe, and the chance to enjoy 3 slices of pie from other bakers.

Pledge $10, and you'll get 3 slices of these selection of pies, and custom-illustrated recipe cards of the pies that you eat. 

There's also a chance to pledge $60 for a "Family Picnic Pack", which includes a picnic basket, gingham blanket, the Pie in the Park book, tea towels from Live from Bklyn and an entire pie (to eat all alone, or to share!) from Gowanus pie shop Four & Twenty Blackbirds. 

We'll be filming and taking lots of pictures at the event, so even if you can't attend -- you can pledge to the project and receive a recipe card, and exclusive video/photos from the event.

So -- pledge to the project, join on on the fun -- enjoy a literal schmorgesborg of pie (on picnic blankets!) and pick up some recipes to take home and share.

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  • On Saturday, June 18th, bakers should get there at 12 to set up pies, eaters should come at 1pm to get in line!

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  • Pledge $1 or more
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    SHARE YOUR SKILLS! Submit a homemade pie to be eaten at the event. A series of custom-illustrated recipe cards of your pie (you also commit to submitting your recipe in advance) will be created and shared with attendees. Plus, you'll enjoy 3 slices from the other submissions.

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    LOVE FROM AFAR! Receive a custom-illustrated recipe card of one of the pie recipes brought to the picnic, and a Pie in the Park pin. Plus, get access to behind-the-scenes content including all of the recipes, lots of photos and video interviews with bakers.

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    GIMME A SLICE! Enjoy 3 slices of pies baked with love by a mix of amateur and professional bakers. Take home a custom-illustrated recipe card of each pie you enjoy, and get online access to all the recipes and lots of photos and video interviews with bakers.

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    PICNIC ON THE GRASS! Get a picnic basket that includes: a gingham picnic blanket, the Pie in the Park book, a tea towel from Live from Bklyn, a set of recipe cards and a WHOLE PIE (serves 8) from Gowanus pie shop Four & Twenty Blackbirds. This pie can be eaten with friends, or alone -- we won't judge! You get access to all the behind-the-scenes recipes, videos and photos from the day, too.

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