Harlem Whiskey Renaissance Benefits Boys & Girls Harbor
A celebration to honor Harlem’s exuberant past and help build bright futures for the children of Boys & Girls Harbor.
On June 15, 2018, the Harlem Whiskey Renaissance will present an evening of music, performance, food, and exotic whiskeys from around the globe at the Museum of the City of New York. Proceeds from the event will benefit Boys & Girls Harbor.
About the Harlem Whiskey Renaissance
In the final days of the 1910s, Harlem experienced a cultural, artistic, and intellectual re-awakening that became known as the Harlem Renaissance. The neighborhood became the destination for New Yorkers. The city’s best musicians, best new artists, best new writers, were being forged in that cauldron, all set to the sound of a new piano music called the Harlem Stride style. Harlem speakeasies became the very definition of the Jazz Age.
The 2018 Harlem Whiskey Renaissance celebrates the era that gave us everything from Chick Webb to Claude McKay, Louis Armstrong to Zora Neal Hurston, and Josephine Baker. Renowned distillers from around the world will be on hand to pour whiskey and talk about the history of their spirits. Music will be provided by Renaissance-inspired Dandy Wellington and his Band.
Tanya Robinson is an Administrative Judge and member of the Harbor Board of Directors, as well as president of the Harbor Alumni Association. She joined the Harbor at age 9, and has remained actively involved in the organization throughout the years. Since the inception of the Harlem Whiskey Renaissance 3 years ago, Ms. Robinson has been one of the organizers of this spirited and fabulous tasting event and fundraiser.
The Harlem Whiskey Renaissance is a collaboration between the Whiskey Roundtable, a collective that presents topics about whiskey in a troubadour fashion, and Whiskey Concierge, a club that offers its members exclusive access to and participation in the world of luxury whiskey.
Surrounded by the art and architecture that embodies this city and located in the heart of East Harlem, the Museum of the City of New York is the perfect place in which to step into history and commemorate the era in which African-American music, art, literature, and dance first burst into the consciousness of early-1900s New York and became known around the world.
The old Harlem speakeasies are long gone, but for one night in June, you can get a taste of the Harlem Renaissance:
- Whiskey Tastings, Cocktails, and Delicious Fare
- Dance Lessons by the Harlem Dance Society
- The Musical Stylings of Dandy Wellington and His Band
- Burlesque Dancers and Other Harlem Renaissance-Themed Entertainers
- Access to the Museum’s Interactive Exhibit New York at Its Core: 400 Years of NYC History
Friday, June 15, 2018, 6:00 to 10:00 PM
Museum of the City of New York
1220 5th Avenue, East 104th Street entrance
Event open to adults 21 years or older (strictly enforced)
Purchase your General Admission or VIP tickets directly from the Harlem Whiskey Renaissance website. Proceeds will be donated to Boys & Girls Harbor.
General Admission: $125
Food and drink included, as well as Glencairn to take home.
VIP Admission: $175
Food and drink included. Access to VIP-only whiskey tastings. Glencairn and VIP gift bag to take home.
For more information, contact Jane Lindberg at 646-981-2681.