Progresso Artisan Soups Premiers at the DUMBO Arts Festival!

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Many of you already know that art is a huge part of my life, so I was so excited to take my sister (who is an artist herself) to this year’s Dumbo Arts Festival! The Dumbo Arts Festival is a yearly occurrence which highlights “Brooklyn’s commitment to and presence in the arts community by presenting the best in local, national, and international art amid the breathtaking backdrop of the Brooklyn Bridge and the Manhattan skyline.” It’s open to the public and draws quite a number of visitors.

We wandered around a bit looking at different installments and pieces. My favorite was the giant blown up heart – in fact a lot of visitors were stopping to take pictures of the piece. With the breathtaking nighttime skyline of the city, the DAF was definitely an event that I feel anybody who can, should go.

Heart of DAF

A lot of people were checking out a alternative artisan creation – and that would be Progresso’s new line of Artisan Soups! Progresso was offering DAF-goers a chance to taste all of the soups from their new line, including Creamy Tomato with Roasted Red Peppers, Masala Curry Butternut Squash, Rustic Tomato with Chicken and Dumplings, Creamy Potato with Sausage and Kale, and Smoky White Bean and Winter Vegetables.

Progresso at DAF

Festival goers also walked away with coupons for the soup too! My sister and I chatted with a lot of people and they were really really enthusiastic about the soups, many of them went back on line for seconds. I can’t wait to share with you my thoughts about each individual soup – so look out for that later this month!

Progresso Artisan Soups at Dumbo Arts Festival

Soup in hand, we walked over to Jane’s Carousel where we attended the opening night party. The hors d’oeuvre’s were nice but we really just wanted more soup, lol! We did ride a couple of times on the carousel – if you ever find yourself in the city you should make a point of riding on Jane’s Carousel. It was so magical to be able to stare out over the water to the lights of the city – I feel like if it isn’t already an iconic New York City thing to do, than it should be.

Jane's CarouselBrooklyn Bridge ParkJane's Carousel in Brooklyn

To find out more about Progresso’s NEW Artisan Soups, click here!



  1. Jara Christensen
    October 7, 2013 / 5:31 pm

    Wow this looks like an amazing festival! Why can’t I get any cool stuff in my area!

  2. October 8, 2013 / 9:34 am

    Yum! You made me hungry for soup already… I love anything with curry so the Masala Curry Butternut Soup is going to be the first one I look for!

  3. October 8, 2013 / 9:35 am

    This looks like a cool festival and I’m super excited about the soup! With winter approaching, I’m in need of some tasty new soup options!

  4. October 8, 2013 / 10:00 am

    That looks like such a fun festival to attend! And brilliant to have such warm soups available because of the colder temperatures! Smart move Progresso!

  5. October 8, 2013 / 10:08 am

    I bet you had a blast! My kids are teens and they still love the carousel!

  6. October 8, 2013 / 10:48 am

    That looks delish, I wold definitely try it!

  7. October 8, 2013 / 12:19 pm

    Wow what a fun looking festival I spent ages looking at that first picture what an amazing sculpture.

  8. October 8, 2013 / 12:24 pm

    How fun! What an awesome event.

  9. October 8, 2013 / 1:05 pm

    Wow, the festival likes like fun. Wish I had gone. And I’ll have to try the new soups.

  10. October 8, 2013 / 1:06 pm

    Sipping hot soup in the evening like that at a fun event? Brilliant! I’m SO going to look for the white bean soup variety you mentioned!

  11. Adriane
    October 9, 2013 / 1:55 am

    Looks like a really unique event! Love your carousel photo 🙂

  12. Christina Marie
    October 9, 2013 / 1:59 am

    That’s a beautiful carousel. Thanks for sharing!

  13. Maria J Holguin
    October 9, 2013 / 11:06 pm

    These pictures look like it was SO much fun! Where was this?

  14. October 24, 2013 / 9:28 pm

    Oh I have wanted to take my son to the carousel so badly! I love how it looks in the night. I think it’s a must do in a few weeks! great article. can’t wait to hear about the soups 🙂

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