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Gowanus Gatsby - a Flapper Fete with Michael Arenella Quintet and others
The Gowanus Ballroom
Brooklyn, NY
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The Friends of Douglass Greene Park presents Gowanus Gatsby, a Flapper FĂȘte featuring Michael Arenella Quintet

A Brooklyn in the 20s themed soiree & first awards fundraising dinner with live music & dance party at Gowanus Ballroom to benefit the Friends of Douglass Greene Park.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2013, 6-midnite (see details below)

Featuring: MICHAEL ARENELLA QUINTET, Riva Nyri Precil and band, DJ Leaf

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.

Benefit to 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.

For their work on behalf of Douglass Greene Park:
Honorees: Bill de Blasio (NYC Public Advocate & former Councilmember District 39/appearance 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.

Sponsored by: (list in formation):  Presenting Sponsor: National Grid, Usher's New Look Foundation, Event Sponsor: Boerum Hill Association,  Sponsor: Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott New York Brooklyn, Brooklyn Boulders, Homage Brooklyn.

Partners: La Flor Del Paraiso, Runner & Stone, Madiba Restaurant, Sahadi's, Atsby Vermouth. Additional thanks to: Littleneck, Betty Bakery, Waterfront Ale House, LoveNyri Jewelry, Corcoran. A very special thanks to Hope Davis!

The Douglass Greene Park is used by hundreds of families living in Gowanus, Boerum Hill, Carroll Gardens, and Cobble Hill. Just a few blocks from the new Barclays Center  the park has a skate area, a children's playground with a water feature, picnic tables, the popular "Double D" pool, free swimming lessons, basketball courts; and is a cooling center and hosts a free lunch program during the summer.

The Friends of Douglass Greene Park, a 501(c)(3) organization, works with community and business partners to enhance the quality of life in the area through programming & special activities for all ages, creates much needed green space, works with the NYC Parks Department to assure completion of the park's renovation, was successful in its appeal to the NYC Council in 2010 to restore funds to keep the park's "DD Pool" open, and advocates for the renovation and accessibility of the pool.

To purchase  tickets by check, contact Michelle Karshan at or 917-853-0433

For information on Sponsorships and Journal Ads please contact or 917-853-0433


$100, The Green Light
6-8pm, Awards Reception/Buffet Dinner/Open Bar with Riva Nyri Precil and band
8-9pm, Michael Arenella Quintet & Dance Party
9-12, Dance Party with DJ Leaf

$50, Gowanus Grinders
8-9 pm, Michael Arenella Quintet & Dance Party
9-12, Dance Party with DJ Leaf

$500, Tassle Necklace Pearls
All Green Light activities (see above) plus seating for 2 and mention in program.

$1,000, Art Deco Daisy
All Green Light activities plus Table and admission for 4 and mention in program.

$1,500, Flapper Femme Fatale
All Green Light activities plus Table and admission for 6 and mention in program.

$2,000, Jazz Fanatique
All Green Light activities plus Table and admission for 10 and mention in program.

$5,000, Champagne Fountain - un grand patron de Friends of Douglass Greene Park (a great supporter of the Friends of Douglass Greene Park)  
All Green Light activities plus Table and admission for 10 and mention in program.

Your contribution is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. You may save or print your receipt for your records and the information will be conveniently stored in your donation history for you to access at any time.  This email certifies that you have made this donation as a charitable contribution and you are not receiving any goods or services in return.  This receipt may be useful to you when completing your tax return.
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The Gowanus Ballroom
55 9th St
Brooklyn, NY 11231
United States

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Music > Jazz
Other > Charity
Other > Fundraisers

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: No


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