The Village Voice announces its final round of participating spirits for the third annual Holiday Spirits Cocktail cruise, coming up on tomorrow, Thursday, November 19th in New York City. 28 spirits have been confirmed for the event, including 9 new participants announced today such as Barcardi, Blat Vodka, Barrilito 3 Stars, Cooperstown Distillery, Don Q, Four Roses Bourbon, Nahmias et Fils, Suerte Tequila, and Tito’s Handmade Vodka.
These distilleries will join the previously announced participants: Asahi Beer, Atsby Vermouth, Barefoot Wine & Bubbly, Barrow’s Intense Ginger Liqueur, Denning’s Point Distillery, Breuckelen Distilling, Brooklyn Gin, Brooklyn Winery, Hood River Distillers, Iron Smoke Whiskey, Kings County Distillery, Port Morris Distillery, Prairie Organic Vodka, Prohibition Distillery, Queens Courage Gin, Rums of Puerto Rico, Sag Harbor Rum, Scorpion Mezcal, Tanteo Spirits, Tuthilltown Spirits and Van Brunt Stillhouse.
VIP and General Admission tickets are on sale. Limited General Admission tickets will be available at the door from 6:00pm-7:00pm only for an increased price of $65 (No VIP tickets at the door). The event will feature an array of 25+ distilleries, wineries & more from New York City and beyond, and will take place from 6:00pm – 10:00pm on the The Hornblower Infinity Cruise Ship at Pier 40 @ West Houston Street, which will include a New York harbor cruise and complimentary dinner. Boarding will end at 7:30pm sharp and then the ship will set sail around Manhattan, the New York Harbor and Statue of Liberty.**LIMITED TIME THANKSGIVING DISCOUNT AVILABLE WITH 50% OFF GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS WITH PROMO CODE: THANKS**
This year’s Holiday Spirits will feature two tiers of ticket options – general admission tickets ($55) and VIP tickets ($70) – unlimited sampling, a souvenir tasting glass, complimentary dinner featuring passed hors d’oeuvres, four food stations featuring pasta, barbecue, Asian fusion and a carving station plus dessert, coffee & tea and more, along with the Harbor cruise. The VIP ticket will also grant access to a private VIP lounge located on the top level of the ship, which will include a private bar, as well as VIP gift bags. For more details on this year’s two ticket options, visit: www.villagevoice.com/holidayspirits/2015
Entertainment will be provided on all three decks, with a live salsa band on the top deck Rums of Puerto Rico Lounge and DJ sets all night by Tim Martell. Originally a house and electronic music DJ, Tim Martell first hit the decks at 14. By 19, he held the main floor residency at New York City’s legendary Limelight. Tim is a featured DJ for the Tribeca Film Festival, visited over 30 cities on the AND1 Mixtape Tour, opened for Beyonce & Robin Thicke, performed at Shaun White’s X-Games Gold After Party, and spun at MTV’s official after party for the VMA’s and more.
A portion of proceeds from Holiday Spirits will benefit Lifebeat, the leading national nonprofit dedicated to educating America’s youth (13-29) about HIV/AIDS prevention. Lifebeat mobilizes the talents and resources of the music industry to deliver HIV/AIDS and STDs awareness messages through broadcast, print, social and digital media, and distributes educational literature and condoms at concert venues, music festivals, clubs and other events. Lifebeat also provides quality of life services and support, such as musical performances, for people living with HIV/AIDS and their families. For more information, please visit www.lifebeat.org.
Sponsors for Holiday Spirits 2015 include: Rums of Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico Tourism, Asahi Beer, Whole Foods Market, Jarritos, Hood River Distillers, Califia Farms, Zico, Fuerza Bruta, McClure’s Pickles, Four Roses Bourbon, Barefoot Wine & Bubbly, Trip of Love, Green Mountain Energy, Bruce Cost Ginger Ale, Hot 97, WBLS, WLIB, and Hornblower Cruises.
The Village Voice’s 3rd Annual Holiday Spirits Cocktail Cruise
DATE: Thursday, November 19th 2015
VENUE: The Hornblower Infinity Cruise Ship
Pier 40 @ West Houston St., Manhattan, NY
TICKETS: On Sale: http://bit.ly/HolidaySpirits15tix
General Admission Ticket – $55 | VIP Ticket – $70
Tickets at the door: General Admission Only $65
TIME: 6:00pm – 10:00pm
6:00pm Boarding | 7:30pm Check in closed | 8:00pm Leave Dock
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