Vodka & Pickles Festival of arts, music, food and drinks

Grab your tickets now! Early birds are here - Eventbrite - Vodka and Pickles Festival of arts, music, food, and drinks

Sunday, March 18, 2018
Grand prospect hall, brooklyn, new york

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What to expect:

- Unlimited tasting of Vodka Mixed Drinks
- Unlimited tasting of pickles and other Hors d'oeuvres
- Live Stage Entertainment
- Live DJ
- Modern Art exhibition and sale
- Contest for the Best Pairing of Vodka Drink and Hors d'oeuvre
- Funky photo booth
- Raffles for prizes
- Fundraiser to benefit Palm of Hope Charity
- Dance, meet and greet new and old friends at the Beautifully Romantic Grand Prospect Hall. 

         

         

Plan your Sunday March 18, 2018 to spend with us! 

OUR MISSION

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- Why we do it?

- Because we care and want to share!

Percentage of proceeds is donated to Palm of Hope Charity, non-profit organization helping families in need of medical supplies, who live with ill children in the Eastern European countries. 

We, a few friends of Eastern European heritage, are thriving to introduce you to our diverse culture where we grew up and where our best childhood memories are hidden. Vodka has been proven to be a good companion for meaningful conversations and positive vibrations. Pickles, oh pickles... we just love pickles!! Hope you do too! So, on this day we are bringing local communities together for a day of fun activities during this merry and tasty event filled with positive vibes, vodka drinks, pickles, art and live music. 

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Tips on how to drink like a Russian! -)

- You must drink a lot of vodka!” is the first sentence we often hear after we say "I am from Russia". I have to tell the truth: Russians do drink a lot. Being in the top five consumers of spirits in the world, Russians developed high tolerance for drinking and can down a hell of a lot of alcohol. If you learned to drink in this country, the chances that you are going to be the most sober person at the party are strong.

- After finishing your first shot, you shouldn’t immediately reach for food. As far as tradition goes, the first shot is just for warming up, and before you can start eating, you have to have another one.

- If you have a low alcohol tolerance, pickles can save you! Every truly Russian table offers you a choice of pickles for snacks: pickled cucumbers are the most popular, but we also like tomatoes, pineapple, watermelon, etc. They go especially well with vodka: spices and salt soften it and improve the taste. Brine from the pickles is also a popular hangover cure —  absolutely magical. 

- A good rule is to take a sip of plain old water between shots. It can save you from excruciating headache the day after. Alcohol is a strong dehydrator for the body. So don't forget to hydrate between shots! Learn this important healthy habit now, before the festival! 

- Russians love saying toasts. Drinking in silence is pathetic, there must be reasons for us to rise glasses! Most popular toasts are: to friendship, to peace in the world and just “to us!” - all those who gathered at the table. We often say: “Tvoe zdorovie,” which means: “to your health.”

 "Early bird" tickets available through January 31, Don't miss!

 
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PROUD PARTNERS

PARTNER OPPORTUNITIES

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN PARTICIPATING

PLEASE CONTACT US FOR DETAILS AND AVAILABLE PACKAGES

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WIN THE CONTEST - BEST PAIRING OF VODKA COCKTAIL AND HOR D'OUEVRES

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ATTRACT NEW LOYAL CUSTOMERS

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SHOW THE WORLD YOUR BEST PICKLE

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EVENT DETAILS & LOCATION

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Session A: 12-2:30pm

Session B : 3-5:30pm 

Grand Prospect Hall
263 Prospect Avenue
Brooklyn, NY, 11215
United States

Directions: by Subway R-train to Prospect Ave stop.
Limited valet parking $15

 

Contact Us

Please, do not hesitate to contact us with any questions, comments or a feedback. We appreciate your interest. 

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Grand Prospect Hall was built in 1892, and refurbished recently by Russian-born architect. It is now more elegant and lovely than its auspicious beginnings. Brass and marble statues and the original stain glass and murals continue to grace the stunning interiors. Everyone who enters the extravagant lobby and spectacular spaces feels taller, more important, grander. Although the gold-coast lifestyle ended years back, the age of opulence lives on at The Grand Prospect Hall.

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Event is benefiting palm of hope charity organization

Palm of Hope is a small charity organization driven by one big goal - supporting families with kids with life-threatening or incurable diseases in Eastern Europe.

We fundraise to assist children with essential nutrition supplies and critical medical equipment. Any donation will fast forward us in the daily battle giving children a hope for tomorrow.

Why we here 

  • We are here because we truly believe that despite diagnosis, with help of advanced equipment and medical supplies, these children can live comfortable life at home with their families.

  • We are here because the social security support system of the countries that we cover is not fully able to provide sufficient medical and social care. Many of our patients simply cannot survive without our support.

We greatly appreciate your donations!

Donate

Proposed stage acts by talented musicians.
Prepare to dance your shoes off!

PROSSPEKT
Please meet an electronic rock, synthpop band "Prosspect".
In 2013 band moved to the New York from Europe (Belarus) where they took part in the largest concerts, festivals, and TV-projects. PROSSPEKT won the “National music award”

DODO ORCHESTRA
 "We are Russian Retro, Samba, Tango band. With bold flair we fuse tango and samba, swing and chanson, balkanica and reggae, creating a delicious urban cocktail". 

 

GYPSY TRIO  
Russian, Gypsy, Jewish, Italian and American songs by virtuoso violin,  accordion and guitar. "They are the wild Russians that make you dance, stomp and be merry" - Daily show

Fine Artists 

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Oleg Bocharov
Fine Artist

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Oleg Bocharov
Fine Artist

FAQs

WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING TO THE EVENT?

Please bring your mobile tickets and a valid, government issued 21+ photo ID. Attendees who do not have their ticket or ID will not be admitted to the event and will not be refunded.

HOW DO I PURCHASE TICKETS?

Please visit our TICKETS page to purchase tickets for the city of your choice!

WHAT DOES THE TICKET INCLUDE?

General Admission ticket holders enjoy two and a half hours of unlimited vodka and cocktail tastings, live music, raffle, and a signature tasting glass. 

IS THERE A LIMIT ON HOW MANY DRINKS OR DISHES ARE SERVED?

Each restaurant will serve an original, seasonally-inspired appetizer that shall pair along with Signature Vodka mixed drink. Guests are welcome to sample as many spirits, cocktails, pickles and appetizers as they would like.

WHAT HAPPENS IF I CANNOT MAKE THE EVENT?

Tickets are non-refundable, but you are welcome to transfer your ticket(s) to someone else who is 21+. Simply email him or her your digital ticket.

WILL THE EVENT BE CANCELED DUE TO WEATHER?

Vodka and Pickles Festival is a rain or shine event. However, in extreme conditions, the organizers reserve the right to cancel the event. If the cancellation occurs prior to the commencement of the event, attendees will be notified of the cancellation by email.

ARE CHILDREN ALLOWED?

Vodka and Pickles Festival is a strictly 21+ event. 

CAN I BRING MY DOG?

Sorry, no pets are allowed. Service animals will be allowed as permitted by federal law.

IF I GO TO ONE SESSION, CAN I STAY FOR THE SECOND?

Attendees must purchase separate tickets for each session. At the end of the first session, all attendees exit the venue in preparation for the second session. You will need a second session ticket if you wish to re-enter.

IS SMOKING ALLOWED?

Smoking is not permitted inside the event venue.

CAN I BRING MY OWN FOOD OR BEVERAGES INTO THE FESTIVAL?

No outside food or beverages are permitted. You will need to dispose of both prior to entrance.

CAN I BUY VODKA AT THE EVENT OR BRING EMPTY OR FULL BOTTLES HOME WITH ME?

No spirits may be removed from the festival site, nor are they available for purchase. We will have packaged pickles and other foods for sale to take home if desired. 

PROHIBITED ITEMS:

All bags, purses and containers will be searched prior to entry. The following items are prohibited:
Aerosol cans
Alcohol
Animals (except service animals)
Bags larger than 16" x 16" x 8"
Food or Beverages
Clothing deemed obscene or indecent
Coolers
Fireworks
Illegal drugs
Noise makers (whistles, horns, bells, etc.)
Weapons
Vodka and Pickles Festival security reserves the right to refuse admittance of any item deemed hazardous, inappropriate, offensive or suspicious.

DRINK RESPONSIBLY.

Vodka and Pickles Festival is focused on providing a fun and educational atmosphere for guests to experience new vodka drinks and foods. All guests of Vodka and Pickles Festival are expected to drink responsibly and ensure they have a safe and responsible means of transportation before leaving the event. Any guest who is intoxicated before entering the event, as determined by event security, will be denied entry to the event. Any guest found intoxicated during the event and causing a disturbance, as determined by event security, will be asked to leave the facility without refund and may be subject to further consequences.

HOW CAN I VOLUNTEER?

Thank you for your interest! We will be happy to have you volunteer if time slots are available. For any additional questions, fill out our contact form.

WHO CAN I CONTACT IF I HAVE A QUESTION ABOUT Vodka and Pickles Festival?

Please fill out our contact form  for assistance. We will do our best to return all messages as quickly as possible.

CAN I GET A COPY OF YOUR PRESS KIT AND ATTEND YOUR EVENT AS A MEMBER OF THE MEDIA?

Please fill out our contact form with your information and qualifications, and someone on our media relations team will be in touch.

HOW CAN MY COMPANY GET INVOLVED AS A PARTNER?

Please fill out our contact form and a member of our sponsorship team will be in touch.

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