Friday, May 22, 2009

Dreamland Gala - May 24th

Michael Arenella sends news of an important fundraiser that he is organizing to bring back the Jazz Age Lawn Party at Governor's Island.


SUNDAY, MAY 24th, 2009

9:00 PM

$30 (includes open bar, hors d’oeurves, and live entertainment!)

You are cordially invited to attend the Dreamland Gala - a fundraiser for the 2009 Jazz Age Lawn Party on Governors Island in June.

The State of New York has cut funding for programming on Governors Island . While the island will thankfully remain open, there will be no funding provided for entertainment on the island. In order to raise funds for the Jazz Age Lawn Party, we are hosting the Dreamland Gala.

Featuring Michael Arenella and His 12-piece Dreamland Orchestra, this promises to be an enthralling night of music, dancing, cocktails and treats. A silent auction will be held featuring items from: Ellen Christine Millinery, Cassie MacGregor, Bumble & Bumble, Olive’s Very Vintage, Lori Mclean Jewelry, OK Cigars, Cercle Rouge Restaurant (Tribeca), Duane Park Restaurant (Tribeca), Flatiron Lounge, Hey Sailor! Hats, Cobblestones Vintage, and others. Handmade chocolates will be sold from local chocolatier Chocolate Meurens. A wide variety of drinks will be served at our open bar, as well as complimentary hors d’oeurves from gourmet charcuterie Stinky Brooklyn.

Guests are encouraged to attend in their finest Roaring Twenties evening wear.

This speakeasy-themed gala will be held at the enchanting Green Building , a 19th-century warehouse nestled along the banks of the Gowanus Canal , in Carroll Gardens , Brooklyn . Located at 450 Union Street , it is just a short walk from the following major subway lines:

- F/G to Carroll Street

- R to Union Street

Directions can be found with Hopstop.

There are excellent, dependable car services in the neighborhood which will be available, as well. We will have cars waiting outside for the duration of the evening.

Keep in mind, Monday the 25th is Memorial Day! So we hope you’ll take advantage of the long weekend and join us on Sunday night.

If you are unable to attend our fundraiser, but would like to make a contribution, we would be most grateful if you do so here!

Warm Regards,

Michael Arenella & His Dreamland Orchestra

1 comment:

  1. I just wanted to add that Court & Spark is a new cocktail endeavor launched by mixologists Jimmy Drago (formerly of Brooklyn Social)and Henry Lopez (Bar Blanc, Brooklyn Social). They have taken over the Bar Vendetta on Court and 9th Street in Carroll Gardens and are making terrific cocktails. So whether you want to visit the bar or hire them for events, Court & Spark are the way to go.