The Ms. Sheryl and Ms. Deanna Award

Michel’le Thomas

Community Relations Manager

Michel’le Thomas

Community Relations Manager

Michel’le Thomas was born and raised in Red Hook, Brooklyn. Michel’le is in her mid 20’s trying to live her best life the only way she knows how. In between living her life, she is also trying to break barriers for women. When Michel’le says barriers, she means all the things people don’t expect from women. Her accomplishments become that inspiration for other women in the community. Michel’le works to create the type of environments where women can walk in the room and light it up, talk that talk, and be comfortable.

Michel’le has a dream: a dream to empower and inspire women all over the world. To come together and create safe spaces where they can be themselves, gain self-love to accept themselves in every possible way, build confidence wherever they may lack it and create and share opportunities that can benefit all women. While doing these things for themselves individually, Michel’le challenges us to do it for each other. It wouldn’t be her dream if she was not making it a reality! It can’t happen without you. Michel’le needs you and we all need each other. So on that note let’s get to it #whatyoufeelinglike

Taste of Red Hook Map


  • Blue Crab Roll Bites
    Brooklyn Crab
  • Pulled Pork Sliders
    Brooklyn Ice House
  • Cuban Sandwiches with Chickpea Salad
    Cubana Café
  • Cavatelli with Vodka Sauce
    Café Spaghetti
  • Gringo Taco & Ground Beet Taco (vg)
  • Jersey Joe
    Court Street Grocers
  • Deviled Eggs with Chives, Dill, & Crunchy Garlic
    Fort Defiance
  • Brandade de Morue: Whipped Salt Cod Spread
    The Good Fork Pub
  • Stuffed Haus Bunz with Ham Paté or Squash Ricotta (v)
  • Pork and Bean Rillette with Mustard
    Gus’s Chop House
  • Pulled Pork Sliders with Coleslaw, Pickles, Crispy Fried Onions, & Hot Ranch
    Hometown Bar B Que
  • K + L Chili
    Keg & Lantern Brewing Company
  • Asian BBQ
    Meat Asia
  • Caprese Salad
  • Keluga Caviar & Potato Chips with Creme Fraiche
    Pearl Street Caviar
  • Farmstand Pizza
    Pizza Moto
  • Ethiopian-spiced Greens (vg)
    Red Hook Farms
  • Pickled Vegetables
    Rick’s Picks
  • Iowa Loose Meat Sliders
    United Sandwiches of America
  • Mussel en Escabeche with Green Chickpeas & Smoked Paprika Aioli


Alcoholic Drinks

  • Red Hook Iced Tea
    Brooklyn Crab
  • Bee’s Knees
    Brooklyn Gin
  • The Spaghetti Spritz
    Café Spaghetti
  • Lopez Real Mezcal Artesanal
    Las Chingonas Imports
  • Golden Ale, Greeneyes IPA, & Beyond the Haze IPA
    Keg & Lantern Brewing Company
  • 2017 “Storm Master” Chardonnay & 2015 “Gaia” Red Blend
    The Red Hook Winery
  • A Field Story Gruit Style Ale, The Crisp Pilsner
    Sixpoint (Served at Brooklyn Ice House)
  • Assorted Beers
    Strong Rope Brewery
  • Tito’s Clove Screwdriver
    Tito’s (Served at Brooklyn Ice House)
  • Hand Poured Whiskey
    Travel Bar
  • Assorted Spirits
    Van Brunt Stillhouse
  • A Fun Assortment of Wines
    Wet Whistle Wines and Spirits
  • Bourbon Aged 10 Years & Oak & Apple Wood Aged Rye
    Widow Jane

Non-Alcoholic Drinks

  • Assorted Organic Sparkling Waters
  • Blueberry Lemongrass Kombucha
    Pilot Kombucha
  • Egg Creams (v) (gf)
    Brooklyn Farmacy & Soda Fountain
  • Bottled Water


  • Brooklyn’s Freshest Ice Cream
    Ample Hills Creamery
  • Assorted Gelato & Sorbetto
    Dolce Brooklyn
  • Salty Snack – Chocolate Fudge with Pretzels & Potato Chips
    Jessie Sheehan Bakes
  • Assorted Raaka Chocolate
    Raaka Chocolate
  • Steve’s Authentic Key Lime Pies
    Steve’s Authentic Key Lime Pies
  • Cookies & Creme Popcorn, Strawberry Shortcake, & Birthday Cake Cookies
    Sweet Treats By C

Thank You to our Event Hosts!


Rebecca & James Katz
William Matelski
Jennifer Wheary & Paul Walker

Linda Gibbs & Thomas McMahon

Christopher Hayes & Kate Shaw
Kristen & Jeffrey Kusama-Hinte
Amanda & Patrick Nichols
Nanda Prabhakar
William B. Wachtel

Alison Maschmeyer & Guy Dorsainvil

Debbie & Jonathan Rosen

Heather Baltz & Andrew Deitchman

Belinda Bellet & Bill Olshan
Stephanie Cherry & Robert Hansen
Daisy Conroy & Franco Fubini
Lisa Pilar Cowan & Jonathan Spear
Jess & Marcia Fardella
Maureen Friar
Ayana Johnson
Amanda McGowan & Lawrence Vitale
Charlie Pigott
Alice & David Sandgrund
Regan Solmo & Geoff Brewer
Susan Stamler & Christopher Meyer
Marquise Stillwell
George Suttles
Susan Weltman & Steve Jervis