With so many events under our belt it’s definitely hard to keep up sometimes. From cocktail receptions to fundraisers, we host them all. Here we summarize a few of the events that were held at City Winery during the month of June.
Our first main event was held on Tuesday, June 5th. The Fragrance Foundation hosted its annual Pop Your Cork Fragrance event. This year’s Pop Your Cork event was named Price, Perception & Pleasure. The three and a half hour long event, which hosted 150 guests, asked each guest to participate in a blind tasting of wines coupled with a four course tasting menu. The concept behind the blind tasting was to see if the guests were able to discern which wine was the higher price point selection and which one was the lower price point selection. The fragrance portion of the event maintained the same theme as the blind tasting. Each guest was asked to sniff various different scents to see whether or not they could detect which one was a high-end fragrance and which one was a low-end fragrance. Here is a link to some coverage on Cosmetic World.
On Thursday, June 7th, we hosted a fundraising event for Animal Haven. Animal Haven is a non-profit organization that finds homes for abandoned cats and dogs throughout the Tri-State Area. If you would like to read more about this event, see our other blog post.
Our last event, which garnered major press, was held on Thursday, June 14th. The Evelyn Douglin Center for Serving People In Need, Inc. (EDCSPIN) is a nonprofit agency “dedicated to meeting the needs of individuals and families of all backgrounds who are intellectually disabled and have other developmental disabilities.” EDCSPIN held its annual Vision & Voice Gala fundraising event here at City Winery, which included 240 guests. Anthony Anderson, of The Departed fame, emceed the three and a half hour long event, which honored Merrith Hockmeyer, Ph.D., MHH Clinical Services (Leadership Award), Cititech Solutions (Corporate Award), and Majestic Foods, Inc. (Community Award) for their services and dedication to the EDCSPIN mission. Proceeds from the event went directly to EDCSPIN’s Respite Program, “which provides family members of people with developmental disabilities “respite” – where they enjoy a night out to see a movie, or attend a wedding, while EDCSPIN provides care for their loved ones.”
Keep checking back for posts about our events coming up in July and August!