• The Blind Pig: A Speakeasy Soirée to Benefit FABnyc

    TBP invitation Final

    June 18, 2013, 7-10PM

    The Penthouse at The Standard, East Village 25 Cooper Square, New York, NY 10003

    On June 18, 2013 from 7-10PM, Fourth Arts Block (FABnyc) will host The Blind Pig, a speakeasy soirée in the penthouse of The Standard, East Village. In true Lower East Side fashion, groovy-meets-chic at this celebration with seasonal drinks courtesy of Caledonia Spirits and stunning views of the city skyline. Attendees are invited to try their luck in a raffle and silent auction, enjoy delicious cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, and dance the night away to speakeasy-themed tunes. Seth Kessel & The Two Cents Band [http://sethkessel.com/] will provide accompaniment for the evening with roots music that harkens back to the savory licks of the 1920s.

    FABnyc is proud to be an active leader helping to cultivate the dynamic, creative community of the Lower East Side. The Blind Pig will not only be a celebration of ABnyc’s work, but will also help this organization kick-off another year of innovation and community building.

    The title of this event, “The Blind Pig,” was frequently used during the prohibition era as another name for “speakeasy.” Partygoers paid to see a “blind pig” and were served a complimentary drink. FABnyc’s guests will receive at least one delicious drink as well when they choose from four different speakeasy experiences, all aptly named with ’20s lingo:

    The Real McCoy, $150

    This VIP ticket gets you everything: entry to the cocktail party with open bar, an

    entry into FABnyc’s unique raffle, a speakeasy-themed silk-screened print handmade

    on site, and sponsor recognition in the event program.

    The Cat’s Meow, $135

    The special couples ticket includes entry for two into the cocktail party with

    stunning (and romantic) views of the city, four drinks to share, two raffle entries,

    and one handmade silk-screened print.

    The Bee’s Knees, $85

    For those flying solo, this ticket includes entry into the cocktail party, three

    drinks, raffle entry, and handmade silk-screened print.

    The Piker, $50

    For the early bird, this ticket includes entry into the cocktail party with one drink.

    ($65 after June 3rd)

    For more info about tickets and more details about The Blind Pig,

    please visit: https://fabnyc.org/blindpig.php

    To purchase tickets directly, go to: https://www.artful.ly/store/events/1241

    Press Contact: Hannah Krafcik // Hannahk@fabnyc.org // 212-228-4670

    For more info about tickets and more details about The Blind Pig,

    please visit: FABNYC

    FABnyc 2012 Benefit in The Penthouse at The Standard, East Village


    Photo by Whitney Browne

     Fourth Arts Block (FABnyc) was founded in 2001 by arts and community groups to preserve and promote the East 4th Street Cultural District’s rich heritage and creativity. Today, FABnyc has expanded to become a service and advocacy organization for the Lower East Side, leading the renovation of more than 100,000 square feet of arts space; promoting the neighborhood as an arts destination; and providing support services to local arts groups through trainings, special events, public art, resource-sharing and sustainability initiatives.


    Blind Pig Image by Orlando Arocena




    Press release and photographs courtesy of the gallery and the artists. If you would like to submit your photo story or article, please email INFO@ARTEFUSE.COM.

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