CentroNía is so excited to bring back this popular community event after a hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic and finally get to celebrate the great culture of our neighborhood, which includes YOU! As the world reopens and flourishes again, we hope your restaurant has never been busier and you are eager to show off the unique cuisine to the community.

¡Buen Provecho! is a celebration of the amazing food and culture of Columbia Heights. ¡Buen Provecho! will take place on Thursday, October 20th, 2022 from 6:00-9:00 pm at individual restaurants along 14th Street, Irving Street, Park Road, and the 11th Street corridor in Columbia Heights.

In its third iteration, CentroNía welcomed nearly 200 guests, foodies, and families to 13 neighborhood restaurants and businesses, showcasing each restaurant’s unique cuisine while celebrating the community. In 2019 through sponsorships and ticket sales, we raised nearly $20,000 in critical funds for the children and families of CentroNía.

Access to high-quality early childhood education for families with children aged 0-5 continues to be the single most important challenge facing the District of Columbia and the greater metropolitan region. With your participation and support as a sponsor, this year ¡Buen Provecho! will look to increase our goal and raise $25,000.

CentroNía’s story began over 36 years ago in the basement of a church on Columbia Road right here in Columbia Heights, serving 15 early learners and their families. Today, as a nationally recognized, award-winning educational organization, CentroNía provides affordable, high-quality early childhood education; professional development to early childhood educators; and family support services in a bilingual and multicultural environment to more than 2,400 low-income children and families. Our holistic approach ensures that the children and families we serve receive the support and encouragement they need to succeed academically, develop a strong sense of community, and live healthy and active lives.

Tickets and VIP Passes

Each ticket is valid for 2 tastes at each of the participating restaurants. VIP pass grants you access to tastes at exclusive VIP only restaurants and bonus swag bag goodies.

  • General Admission $35 each
  • VIP Ticket $50 each
  • Benefactor Level* $500 Couple | $250 Individual

*Includes all VIP benefits and recognition in program

Buy your ticket today!

If you and your business are interested in getting involved, please take a look on how to below!

Sponsorship Opportunities:

This is an opportunity for a deeper collaboration between our Corporate friends and CentroNía. As we work to recover from these last 2 years of operating under the cloud of COVID 19 and to undo the decimating impact on childcare of lower revenues and higher costs, we need you, more than ever, to consider new ways to enhance our partnership.

Becoming a sponsor of ¡Buen Provecho!: A Taste of Columbia Heights will increase your company’s exposure and help you reach new clients. This is the ideal marketing opportunity to showcase your business to hundreds of potential customers from across the D.C.-metropolitan region. As a sponsor of this event, your company will be a part of a growing, thriving community and make our fourth-year celebration of Columbia Heights even better than the last.

Sponsorship Opportunities Form

Advertising Opportunities:

Advertise in the ¡Buen Provecho! Map & Tasting Guide to promote your business to over 250 individuals attending the event. Distributed at check-in to all attendees, the Guide lists the names, locations & menu offerings of all participating restaurants, guaranteeing your name and/or logo will be seen by all!

  • Half Page $250
  • Quarter Page $150

Advertising Opportunities Form

In-kind Support:

Each guest will receive a swag bag filled with items from area businesses. Help us fill our swag bags by donating coupons, business branded items (water bottles, pens, coffee mugs, stickers, etc.), or anything else you want to share with the community! We estimate filling 250 bags, however in advance of the day we will be in touch regarding exact numbers.

In-Kind Support Form

Please feel free to contact Carla Colon, CentroNía Development & Communications Manager at 202-332-4200 ext. 1135 or email ccolon@centronia.org with any questions.