Cancer Society in Brooklyn has devised an ingenious idea for
mixing pleasure with fundraising. On Sunday Nov. 12, the organization
has organized the first "North Fork Wine Tour," a day
of seminars, sipping and snacking at three of Long Island’s most
respected vineyards. Proceeds from the event’s ticket sales will
go to providing vital transportation services to this borough’s
patients while they undergo chemotherapy and radiation treatments.
A GOOD CAUSE
"This event will expose Brooklynites to some of the prized
vineyards of North Fork Long Island while making a difference
in the lives of their neighbors. We’re anticipating a fabulous
day," says the American Cancer Society’s Director of Health
Systems and Collaborations Heather Anderson.
Two jitneys will leave the Brooklyn Academy of Music [30 Lafayette
Ave. between Ashland Place and St. Felix Street in Fort Greene,
(718) 636-4100] at 8:30 am and transport participants to the
glorious wine country.
The event gets off to an exciting start at Bedell Cellars/Corey
Creek Vineyards for a tour and tasting of eight premium wines.
The next stop is Martha Clara Vineyards for a seminar, wine tasting
and four-course gourmet lunch. The day will conclude with more
vino and a cheese-tasting at Palmer Vineyards, a winery on the
area’s East End.
Then it’s a good, long snooze for booze-addled participants as
they are transported back to BAM.
Tickets to the ACS "North Fork Wine Tour" are $125
in advance for singles; $450 for four tickets; and $1000 for
10 tickets. To order, log onto www.nycharities.org
(listings on events calendar). For more information, contact
Heather Anderson at (718) 237-7851, ext. 9132.
Updated 4:00 pm, November 10, 2010