RED BANK: A BIG CINCO FOR BIG SIBS

Big Brothers Big Sisters Buona SeraThe coming of Cinco de Mayo means good food, good drink and good times with friends, and revelers who gather on May 5 at Buona Sera Ristorante in Red Bank will help hundreds of area kids— while helping themselves to a taste of Mexican specialties, select beverages and delectable desserts.

The 17th annual Food and Wine Event to benefit the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Monmouth and Middlesex Counties offers attendees a tasting selection of wines and tequilas, in addition to hors d’oeuvres, a taco bar, specialty stations plus an array of silent and chance auctions — with proceeds dedicated to the BBBSMMC’s “1:1” Community Based Mentoring Programs.

Reservations ($90 per person) for the event at Buona Sera, scheduled from 6:30 to 9 p.m., may be made here, with sponsorship details available here and additional information from Charleen Artese at (732)544-2224 x310 or cartese@bbbsmmc.org.