Friday, April 1, 2011

Brooklyn Winery to Host April 7th Greenway Benefit!

Spring is finally just around the corner, and Brooklyn Greenway Initiative (BGI) is celebrating the season with a “Spring in Kings” party on Thursday, April 7th at the new Brooklyn Winery. BGI is the 501 c 3 non-profit organization planning for the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway and its long-term stewardship.

“It is our honor and pleasure to host the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway spring fundraiser,” said Brooklyn Winery co-founder Brian Leventhal. “The greenway is one of the great projects that is making Brooklyn, and more specifically Williamsburg, a better place to live. I used the bike lanes along Kent Avenue last spring and summer and I am excited to see them expanded.”

Brooklyn Winery is an urban winery based in Williamsburg that allows people to make their own wine from crushing their grapes to bottling. This unique experience includes hands-on wine making instruction from wine maker Conor McCormack. Brooklyn Winery's first house wines (Riesling, Chardonnay and Rosé) will be released this May.

The April 7th greenway party will surely be a rousing good time, where guests will enjoy wine (of course!), house hors d’oeuvres, Brooklyn Brewery beer and live music. Brooklyn Winery’s expansive interior courtyard will also be open to celebrate the arrival of spring.

An array of unique Brooklyn-themed raffle items will be featured, including a Brooklyn Historical Society family membership, gift certificates to Brooklyn Winery and Film Biz Prop Shop, your own custom designed hat from Hats by Nadege, a bicycle necklace crafted by Karen Overton and more!

Guests will also learn about the BGI & Recycle-A- Bicycle (RAB) collaborative project engaging students from International High School in the greenway planning process. RAB bicycle jewelry, including bracelets from inner tubes, earrings & necklaces from small bicycle parts will be on sale to support this joint endeavor.

Brooklyn Winery’s unique décor was created from salvaged and reclaimed materials. Brian McCormick, BGI co-founder and Director of Development said, “After visiting the Brooklyn Winery space, we knew it would be ideal for our spring benefit. It’s warm and homey with an old world feel.”

“The bonus,” continued McCormick, “is that the Brooklyn Winery is practically a stone’s throw from the Greenway, which is a great example of the entrepreneurial vitality and vision taking root as new businesses open in neighborhoods near the Greenway route”.

“Spring in Kings” takes place Thursday, April 7th, 6:00-9:00PM at Brooklyn Winery, 213 North 8th Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Advance tickets are $50 through April 3rd (extended from previous date of 3/31) at

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