Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Brooklyn Greenway Summer Benefit Party

Support the Greenway at New Views 2011: Festa D'Estate!

Thursday, June 16th   6:00PM-9:00PM   One Brooklyn Bridge Park

Brooklyn Greenway Initiative's summer benefit party, New Views 2011: Festa D’Estate, will be held Thursday, June 16th, 6:00PM-9:00PM at One Brooklyn Bridge Park overlooking Pier 6, with spectacular views of the harbor and lower Manhattan. Special guests of honor include Congresswoman Nydia M. Velázquez and NYC DOT Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan.

According to BGI Co-Founder Milton Puryear, “Our guests of honor this year are responsible for the two most significant project milestones in the development of the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway: Congresswoman Velázquez’ securing of $14.4 million in federal funding for the project and Commissioner Sadik-Khan’s commitment to sponsor and build the Greenway. And now it is happening!”

Brooklyn Greenway Initiative is the 501(c)3 non-profit coordinating the planning, implementation and long term stewardship of the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway, a 14-mile waterfront bicycle and pedestrian route stretching from Greenpoint to Bay Ridge.

This year's benefit party will be a family-friendly Italian summer feast (Festa D'Estate), featuring a variety of food from some of Brooklyn's distinctive Italian restaurants, including Casa di Campagna; Caselnova, the neighborhood trattoria; Enoteca on Court; Fornino Park Slope; Lioni Fresh Mozzarella & Italian Heroes; Marco Polo Ristorante, and more.

Guests will also enjoy Italian wine compliments of Scotto's Wine Cellar , Peroni beer compliments of Phoenix Beverages , and San Pellegrino waters and soda compliments of Manhattan Beer Distributors …and great raffle prizes too, featuring a selection of fine Italian wines compliments of Tony DiDio Selections, as well as gift certificates from Grimaldi's Pizzeria, Enoteca on Court and Marco Polo Ristorante.

Attire is casual yet festive and, for the youngsters, Pier 6 playground is just steps from the party. Tickets start at 2 for $150 and can be purchased online at www.brooklyngreenway.org . All tickets will be held at the door. If you would like more information about this event, please contact Brian McCormick at 718.522.0193 or bmccormick@brooklyngreenway.org.

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