Sunday, November 11, 2018

Brooklyn Fundraisers


Close to $600,000 was raised at the third Brooklyn Historical Society’s annual Fall Gala which took place at Red Hook’s Liberty Warehouse on October 29. Money raised will be used for the oral history project and education-based programming at the Society for Muslims.  This project was constructed in conjunction with Brooklyn Navy Yard.

Earlier in the month, another fundraiser was held at the Basilica of Saint Patrick’s Old Cathedral.  Jared Lamenzo – an organist from Brooklyn – has been investigating a 1826 opera performance given there (where he works) featuring the Garcia Company (the first ever Italian opera company that has visited America). At the time, the concert in 1826 raised money to serve the Basilica supporting the Orphanage, for the ministry of the Sisters of Charity.  Today, Lamenzo has created a benefit – held on October 16 – to raise monies for the restoration of the 1868 Henry Erben pipe organ – one of America’s most important historical instruments.

Friday, November 2, 2018

Wine Riot: Education-Revolution


Brooklyn wine lovers take note:  today and tomorrow for a one time fee of $65 you can enjoy Delta Amex Perks’ Wine Riot.  With this access pass, you will be privy to wine tasting where you will be able to drink and learn about all different types of wine from around the world. 

Wine lovers can now benefit from “a temporary tattoo booth, photo booth, Wine Riot's famous Bubbly Bar and a few thousand fellow winos.”

Brands like Hennessy “will be showing the rich world of cognac and the art of cocktails….[and] guide rioters through the most revered blends including Hennessy V.S.O.P Privilège and Hennessy X.O Cognac, where they'll become experts in making classic cocktails with the world's finest ingredients.”

There will be classes on basic wine understanding, taking a look at differences in wines and a presentation of Wine Riot’s Bubbly Bar will offer: including Cava, Prosecco, Sparkling, Rosé, Champagne, Crémant and Sekt.

And even for those new to the wine scene, the actual event is fun and engaging for everyone!