The Dining to Make a Difference Finale
June 19, 5:30-8:30pm
Washington Street Between Albany and Carlisle

Eat, Drink and Make a Difference on Wednesday, June 19, from 5:30 – 8:30 pm, at Dining to Make a Difference’s Dine-Around and Street Fair, on Washington Street between Albany and Carlisle.

The event caps Dining to Make a Difference’s month-long South-of-Chambers-Street Scavenger Hunt and Celebration, which encourages participants to patronize as many downtown restaurant and retail venues as possible, and to collect Proof-of-Presence (POP) materials from each.

On June 19, such restaurants as 85 West, Embassy Suites Hotel/Unity Restaurant, Giovanni’s Atrium, Moran’s, Regent Wall Street, Roy's NY, Steamers Landing, and Vine will serve up their signature fare.

Prizes will be awarded to scavenger hunt participants in such categories as most venues visited and most creative display of POP materials.

A Live Auction with David Luther, auctioneer for over 40 years, will feature fabulous food, drink and travel packages to benefit a variety of causes.

DMD Founder Wendy Dubit and Rescue team Scott and Bear Shields will help emcee an evening of music and celebration.

The Compact Disc Jockeys will spin tunes.

And the next series of Dining to Make a Difference activities, held in partnership with “A Growing Concern: The Baum Forum on Food and Farming,” will begin.

In case of rain, festivities will be held inside The Marriott Financial Center, with entrances at 130 Washington and 85 West Street. This event is free and open to the public, with a portion of food and drink proceeds and all auction proceeds to benefit selected charities. A map of Washington Street -- which is best reached by taking the N/R train to Rector, the 4/5 or the 1/2 to Wall St and walking west is below. Or look at it on Mapquest here.

The June 19 Festivities are as follows. For every good reason, we hope you will join us!
5:30 Welcome! Eating, Drinking and Entertainment Begins
6:00 National Anthem by Michelle Jerson of Bloomberg Radio
6:30 Music by recording artist Haddasah Luther
6:45 Awards to DMD Scavenger Hunt participants
7:00 Charity Auction by D. Luther, auctioneer
7:20 Launch of the next DMD series**, with comments from Nathan Rudgers, Commissioner of the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets and Hilary Baum of the Baum Forum
7:30 Music by Hadassah Luther
7:45 God Bless America by Meghan Lydon
8:00 Closing ceremony, with attendees encouraged to continue eating, drinking and enjoying at area restaurants and bars! Music by The Compact Disc Jockeys continues.

Dining to Make a Difference is a program of Vergant, Inc. developers of pro-social programs, products and promotions, and a proud supporter of downtown's community and economy. Details, maps, an event schedule and updates are available at www.vergant.com/diningfest.htm, and by e-mailing info@vergant.com.


 

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