Williamsburg Wine Bash At Brooklyn Bowl Will Help Build Local Community Center
Brooklyn’s first large-scale wine auction and tasting event is coming to Brooklyn Bowl on June 26th, 6-9pm.
The Williamsburg Wine Bash – a fundraiser to help turn a closed local firehouse into a community and cultural center – will feature tastes from 60 prestigious wineries curated by Sherry-Lehmann wines, food from renowned North Brooklyn restaurants and an auction of rare wines led by Kevin Zraly, founder of the Windows on the World Wine School.
Several of North Brooklyn’s most prominent restaurants will offer tastes at The Williamsburg Wine Bash, including Chef Andrew Carmellini of William Vale, Chef Al Di Meglio of Barano Robert Arbor’s Le Gamin Café, owners Lorenzo and Francesco Panella and Chef Emanuele Baldassini of Antica Pesa’s and Wylie Dufresne’s Du’s Donuts. Ticket-holders will also receive a swag bag with a Sherry-Lehmann gift card and a bottle selected by Zraly. In addition, guests will be treated to opening remarks from former Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, live music from indie-soul artist Danielia Cotton with world renown guitarist/producer Tony Bruno , as well as a DJ set from Brooklyn’s own Caroline Polachek of the band Chairlift.
General admission to the Williamsburg Wine Bash is $200 a person. Discounted tickets are available for early purchasers. Proceeds will go to support The Firehouse—a project to convert former Engine Company 212 in Williamsburg into a community and cultural center.
VIP packages are also available, which include a private bowling lane for 8-10 people, access to a VIP lounge, and top-end wine tastes of tete cuvee Champagnes, grand cru white and red Burgundies, top growth Bordeaux, super Tuscans, Italian Barolos, and top growth Napa reds and whites.
The Firehouse will be North Brooklyn’s community and cultural center, located in the former Engine Co. 212 building in Williamsburg. The Firehouse will also provide a permanent home to neighborhood social justice organizations for continued advocacy and direct services to Williamsburg and Greenpoint. The Firehouse organization fosters civic and cultural engagement with original arts programming and community gatherings.