Gowanus Gatsby, a Flapper Fête featuring the Michael Arenella Quintet

Date & Time

START: 6:00 AM October 5, 2013
END: 12:00 AM October 6, 2013


Join Gowanus Gatsby, a Brooklyn in the 20s-themed soiree & first awards fundraising dinner with live music plus a dance party at Gowanus Ballroom to benefit the Friends of Douglass Greene Park. The benefit will celebrate the completion of Phase 1 of the park’s renovation on its Third Avenue side and highlight ongoing advocacy and development of this vital and multi-faceted public park located on a full city block between 3rd Avenue and Nevins Street, and Douglass and DeGraw Streets in Gowanus, Brooklyn.

Ticket prices are as follows:

Michael Arenella Quintet & DJ Dance Party:
(8-9 pm) Michael Arenella Quintet dance music, (9-midnight) Dance Party with DJs Strafe, Leaf & Sharon Taylor $50

Full event:
(6-8pm) Awards Reception/Buffet Dinner/Open Bar/Vocalist Riva Nyri Precil and band, (8-9pm) Michael Arenella Quintet dance music (9-midnight) Dance Party with DJs Strafe, Leaf & Sharon Taylor. $100

Honorees: Bill de Blasio (NYC Public Advocate & former Councilmember District 39/to be confirmed), Brooklyn Boulders/Lance Pinn, Building on Bond/John Kole, Jared Lewis & Phil Morgan, Homage Brooklyn/Michelle Sauer and Jose Portes, Stephen Levin (NYC Councilmember District 33), Joan L. Millman (NYS Assemblywoman 52nd Assembly District), Charlene Nimmons (President of Wyckoff Gardens Resident Association), Sue Wolfe (President of Friends of Douglass Greene Park & former President of Boerum Hill Association), David Yassky (NYC Taxi & Limousine Commissioner & former Councilmember District 33)

Recognition: Martin Maher (Chief of Staff for Brooklyn/NYC Parks & Recreation), Marty Markowitz (Brooklyn Borough President), Jo Anne Simon (founding member of Friends of Douglass Greene Park & Democratic District Leader and State Committeewoman for the 52nd Assembly District), Gowanus Ballroom/Josh Young.

Costume and dance competitions, slideshows of Brooklyn in the 20s and of Douglass Greene Park and other activities reminiscent of the roaring twenties; Brooklyn Boulders and Homage Brooklyn climbing and skateboarding demo areas on ground floor.

Sponsored by: Boerum Hill Association, Brooklyn Boulders, Homage Brooklyn

Choose your tickets to the awards buffet dinner with live music: Champagne Fountain, Jazz Fanatique, Flapper Femme Fatale, Art Deco Daisy, Tassle Necklace Pearls, The Green Light or the Gowanus Grinder tickets for Michael Arenella Quintet & DJ dance party only!

For more info and to purchase tickets go to: http://gowanusgatsby-flapperfete.brownpapertickets.com/

Tickets are tax-deductible to the extent of the law

For more information on the work of the Friends of Douglass Greene Park click here.

Interested in becoming a Corporate Sponsor of the Gowanus Gatsby event? Please contact Michelle Karshan at [email protected]




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