2011 Winter Festival
The Gowanus Canal Conservancy, an environmental organization that advocates for the restoration and green development of the Gowanus Canal, is happy to announce its first annual Winter Festival fundraiser - a celebration of local food, beer and music on the Gowanus Canal. The Winter Festival will take place at 69 9th Street, Brooklyn, in Build It Green NYC's new store space.
Taking place on Saturday, December 3rd from 6:30pm - 12am, the Winter Festival will feature a three-course dinner (from 6pm - 9pm) by local favorite Lot 2. The menu will include:
- Chicken & sausage gumbo (with sausage and tasso provided by Brooklyn Cured)
- Cole slaw with pickled pepper vinaigrette
- Buttermilk & honey cornbread
- Apple crumble bars
Beers include Captain Lawrence Liquid Gold, Captain Lawrence Brown Ale and Captain Lawrence Pale Ale - with others provided by 12% and Butternuts.
Dinner will be accompanied by a DJ set and silent auction. Silent auction items include a Chopped studio tour at the Food Network, Sausage Making classes from Brooklyn Cured, a farmers market tour plus dinner for two at Print Restaurant, and many more.
After dinner the space will be in full concert mode, and will showcase three NYC bands playing from 8:30pm - 12am:
-Amanda Palmer: Member of The Dresden Dolls plays solo ukulele
-Ambassadors: Consisting of Brooklyn-based brothers Sam (lead singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist) and Casey Harris (keyboardist), their childhood friend Noah Feldshuh (lead guitarist, co-songwriter), and drummer Adam Levin, their music is a dynamic blend of R&B/soul, Beach Boys chamber-pop, dark electronica, and heavy, hip-hop infused beats; all brought together by a strong pop-sensibility and a dramatic flair.
-Savoir Adore: A two-piece self-described "fantasy-pop-rock" outfit from Brooklyn, NY, signed to Cantora Records, consisting of Deidre Muro and Paul Hammer. They bring something unique and exciting to the table with their addictively lush slant on pop.
-The Suzan: A pop-rock band from Tokyo, Japan, currently living in Harlem. Consisting of sisters Rie (keyboards and vocals) and Saori (guitar and vocals), along with friends Ikue (bass) and Nico (drums), their sound as been described as riot-grrl, pop, and punk, and also encorporates elements of jazz, soul, surf and dance music.
Proceeds from Winter Festival will directly benefit the Gowanus Canal Conservancy, specifically assisting with its Clean & Green Volunteer Program, Composting and Rain Garden projects.
Winter Festival (View)
69 9th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11215
|Minimum Age: 8|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|