Greenwich House Raises the Bar, Literally, With New Taste After-Party Cocktail Competition

What do a bar on the 65th floor of Rockefeller Center, a New York Fashion Week hang out and a restaurant deemed one of the ten most romantic in the world have in common? 

They are all among the participants helping to raise money for the local non-profit social service organization Greenwich House at their first ever Taste of Greenwich House After-Party Cocktail Competition sponsored by Tito’s Handmade Vodka. The cocktails will be shaken and the glasses will be raised on March 13 at the Metropolitan Pavilion to support Greenwich House social services and arts programs. 

Over the past fifteen years, many Greenwich Villagers have come to know the annual Taste of Greenwich House as a Village focused food extravaganza supporting an important neighborhood organization. Each year more than 30 restaurants and food purveyors, including Village staples like The Clam, dell’anima, Cornelia Street Café and the little owl, come together, offering tastes from their menu to raise money for Greenwich House. Greenwich House serves 12,000 individuals a year through its arts education programs like Greenwich House Pottery and Greenwich House Music School, through its senior services including senior centers at Center on the Square, Judith C. White, Independence Plaza and Our Lady of Pompeii, and through its behavioral health programs like the Children’s Safety Project and the Senior Health and Consultation Center. 

This year, Greenwich House is raising the bar, literally, by introducing the Taste After-Party Cocktail Competition sponsored by Tito’s Handmade Vodka. Held in a special lounge upstairs from the main event, at the After-Party mixologists from some of New York’s best bars, including Bar Sixty Five at the Rainbow Room, Seamstress NYC and One if by Land, Two if by Sea, will craft custom cocktails featuring Tito’s and compete for a cash prize. 

“Taste of Greenwich House has developed such a reputation in the Village as a fun event for a great local cause,” said Andrea Newman, Greenwich House’s Development Director. “We started getting requests from more local businesses, not just restaurants, wanting to get involved. With the After-Party we’re hoping to be able to engage more of our community – residents and businesses alike.” 

So far, the plan is working. In addition to neighborhood watering holes like Bodega Negra and Daddy-O’s, Carmine Street’s Giulietta’s Cantina Club will be providing after-dinner bites and local DJ, Cochon de Lait will be spinning funk and soul. 

With a $50 ticket, the Taste After-Party Cocktail Competition has also been attracting a new group of Greenwich House supporters, including students and artists looking to engage with an organization serving their neighborhood. Individuals attending the Taste main event can upgrade their ticket to include After-Party access for just $20. 

“We’re very excited at the momentum for both Taste and the After-Party, as well as for, Greenwich House, in general,” finished Newman. 

Taste of Greenwich House and the Taste After-Party Cocktail Competition are on Tuesday, March 13, 2017 at the Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 W 18th Street (between Sixth and Seventh Avenues). Taste begins at 6:00 p.m.; the Taste After-Party begins at 9:00 p.m. Tickets and sponsor information for both can be found at or by calling Diane Perrin, Greenwich House Events Manager at 212- 991-0003 ext 401.

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