‘Williamsburg Wine Bash’ at Brooklyn Bowl will help build local community center

June 16, 2017 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Dozens of residents from North Brooklyn and beyond gathered in February 2017 at the loft of artist Ellen Harvey (left) to celebrate the restoration process of the decommissioned historic Firehouse Engine Co. 212 that will soon be a public artist space dubbed the Firehouse North Brooklyn Community Center. Eagle file photo by Cody Brooks
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Brooklyn’s first large-scale wine auction and tasting event is coming to Brooklyn Bowl on June 26 from 6-9 p.m.

The Williamsburg Wine Bash — a fundraiser to help turn a closed local firehouse into a community and cultural center — will feature tastes from 60 prestigious wineries curated by Sherry-Lehmann wines, food from renowned North Brooklyn restaurants and an auction of rare wines led by Kevin Zraly, founder of the Windows on the World Wine School.

General admission to the Williamsburg Wine Bash is $200 a person. Discounted tickets are available for early purchasers. Proceeds will go to support The Firehouse — a project to convert former Engine Company 212 in Williamsburg into a community and cultural center.

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“We could not think of a better way to support the Firehouse project than bringing together some of the greatest leaders in food and wine that Brooklyn has to offer for an unforgettable night at Brooklyn Bowl,’ said Firehouse board chair Del Teague. “It’s not often that you can have so much fun and support a worthy cause — all at the same time. The North Brooklyn community deeply appreciates the support of Sherry-Lehmann, Brooklyn Bowl, and all of the participating local restaurants to help build our community and cultural center.”

The Firehouse also hosts Brooklyn’s annual Taste Williamsburg Greenpoint event, a block party style tasting event attended by thousands of New Yorkers and other visitors which features sample tastes from more than 40 of the neighborhood’s best restaurants, bars, breweries and wineries.

About The Firehouse

The Firehouse team has been raising money to convert the historic engine house on Wythe Ave and N8th St into a community a cultural center which is in part to be a Williamsburg version of the 92nd St Y. The first of its kind in North Brooklyn, this hub will provide a unique space dedicated for innovative arts programming, topical forums and community space. With Vice Media as one of our programming partners, it will also be home to People’s Firehouse Inc and NAG, two significant neighborhood social justice organization that offer resident advocacy and services.

For more information about the Firehouse, visit thefirehousebk.org/. Tickets are available at Eventbrite or email [email protected]

—Information from the Firehouse North Brooklyn Community Center

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