Spirit Cruises 2019 Leaderboard

Drink Philly First Friday Raises Over $1,000 for Alex's Lemonade Stand

 

At the beginning of August Drink Philly celebrated two years of hosting First Friday art shows at our Old City world headquarters, and we are thrilled to announce the party raised over $1,000 for Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation. The childhood cancer fund is a great cause, one we’ve supported over the years, and it makes a fun evening even better to know some extra money is going to the important nonprofit.

We couldn’t have done it without all of you. Huge thanks go out several folks:

– To our food and drink sponsors. If you didn’t have a chance to stop by, you missed a suckling pig, stuffed and roasted whole by Townsend Wentz of McCrossen’s Tavern. Wentz and crew sliced and pulled and served delicious plates of the pork all evening long. At the other end of the office/gallery, Meredith Maciolek of Philadelphia Distilling skillfully whipped up lemon-themed cocktails throughout the night, using Bluecoat Gin, Penn 1681 Vodka and XXX Shine Whiskey.

– To the artists who donated works. On the walls were dozens of paintings, drawings and photographs, and along with some sculpture and a few books, all of these were donated by the creators, so that we could auction them off for charity. Check out the full list of contributors, and their websites, below. Also thanks to Dave Sanders, who provided a great live jazz soundtrack.

– To Barra, the new incarnation of the restaurant just below our office, which hosted a terrific after party with great pizza and drink specials, and to Lushlife, who helped keep the room jumping.

– And lastly, to everyone who made time in their busy weekend schedule to come over and wish us well, taste the good food, sip on the drinks and — especially — everyone who took the opportunity to bid in the silent auction for the art or drop a few bucks in our donation jar at the door.

Raise a glass to several more years!

Participating Artists

Taylor Apostol
Bob Bruhin
Traci Dibble
Alex Hohlov
Amanda Laird
Katie Loeb
Jenny Lee Maas
Sean Martorana
Sara McCorriston
Britt Miller
Natalie Rzucidlo
Jessica Stanhagen
Aaron Treher

RSVP to our September First Friday here!
 

Recent Articles
spacer

Feedback

How are we doing? Tell us what you like or don't like and how we can improve. We would love to hear your thoughts!

*Name:
*E-mail:
*Suggestions:
 
A New, High-End Blend of Jack Daniel's Whiskey is Now Available in the United States

A New, High-End Blend of Jack Daniel's Whiskey is Now Available in the United States

A new, high-end blend of Jack Daniel's whiskey, known as Jack Daniel's No. 27 Gold, which was previously only ...read more ›

by The Drink Nation Apr 15, 2019
Best Bars for Outdoor Drinking in Philadelphia, 2019

Best Bars for Outdoor Drinking in Philadelphia, 2019

Whether it's to enjoy the first warm breezes of spring or the unexpected sunshine of a crisp day in fall, Philadelphia is full of great places to drin...read more ›

by Drink Philly Apr 11, 2019
Rouge Reopens with New Look & Cocktail Menu Created by Hop Sing Laundromat

Rouge Reopens with New Look & Cocktail Menu Created by Hop Sing Laundromat

Rouge, the Philadelphia mainstay located right off of Rittenhouse Square, has undergone a complete renovation ...read more ›

by Drink Philly Apr 10, 2019
SPONSORED
The Best Cocktail Bars in Philadelphia

The Best Cocktail Bars in Philadelphia

Here it is - the definitive list of Philadelphia's best cocktail bars....read more ›

by Drink Philly Dec 13, 2017
The StarChefs Rising Star Awards Will Honor the 2019 Standouts of Philadelphia's Culinary Scene & Bar Industry With a Gala, April 16

The StarChefs Rising Star Awards Will Honor the 2019 Standouts of Philadelphia's Culinary Scene & Bar Industry With a Gala, April 16

On Tuesday, April 16, StarChefs, the premier industry magazine, will host a gala and food tasting to celebrate...read more ›

by Drink Philly Apr 10, 2019
Rittenhouse's a.bar Launches New Drink Menu with Affordable Food

Rittenhouse's a.bar Launches New Drink Menu with Affordable Food

Rittenhouse's a.bar, which shares part of its space with its sister restaurant a.kitchen, is creating a new identity with a brand new menu of small pl...read more ›

by Drink Philly Apr 10, 2019
Travel Back in Time at The Bourse's 80s Themed Karaoke Night, April 12

Travel Back in Time at The Bourse's 80s Themed Karaoke Night, April 12

Old City's upscale food hall, The Bourse, will travel back to the 1980s on Friday, April 12 from 5 PM - 8 PM w...read more ›

by Drink Philly Apr 10, 2019
Philadelphia Distilling is Hosting an Enchanted Pop-Up Bar, The Betsy, to Celebrate Bluecoat Elderflower Gin, April 11-14

Philadelphia Distilling is Hosting an Enchanted Pop-Up Bar, The Betsy, to Celebrate Bluecoat Elderflower Gin, April 11-14

Philadelphia Distilling is transforming their fourth floor space into a secret garden from Thursday, April 11 ...read more ›

by Drink Philly Apr 5, 2019
Where to Host a Private Event in Philadelphia

Where to Host a Private Event in Philadelphia

Whether it's for the holidays or you have a special birthday coming up, Philadelphia has some amazing options when it comes to event spaces. ...read more ›

by Drink Philly Nov 26, 2018
Learn About Tequila & Get Certified at This Exclusive Patron Class, April 16

Learn About Tequila & Get Certified at This Exclusive Patron Class, April 16

Patron Tequila is hosting a class on tequila on Tuesday, April 16 starting at 9 AM....read more ›

by Drink Philly Apr 5, 2019
SPONSORED
View all Articles

Sign up to get weekly drinking news, bar reviews, events and more sent directly to your inbox!

Close