The Rockland County YMCA is hosting “A Taste of Suffern” on Sept. 14. The event, which is to raise funds to provide scholarship for children of low-income families, will start at 6 p.m. with appetizers at Applebee’s at 221 Route 59, Suffern. Participants can then proceed to Lafayette Avenue to visit participating restaurants, Caffé Dolce, Da Nina. Doña Maria. Hecienda de Don Manuel, Marcello’s Ristorante, NV Lounge, Olé Olé and Ravi. Dessert will be served and raffles will be conducted at 9 p.m. at Applebee’s. Admissions for the event are $30 per person. Call the Rockland County YMCA at 845-358-0245 for tickets and more information.
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