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Spirits of New York Cocktail Event by SFNYC

Spirits of New York


Please come out and celebrate with Slow Food NYC and Astor Center; as they feature exclusively the 2nd Annual Spirits made in New York event!  This event will take place July 10, 2013 from 7-9pm.  Tickets are available for purchase here.

As you all know is all about all things New York.  I think that this is an awesome way to show support for our city, and give back.  Sl0w Food NYC (SFNYC) is a non-profit, member-supported organization founded in 1989 to counteract the culture of fast food. Slow Food stands against the disappearance of local food traditions and people’s dwindling interest in the food they eat, where it comes from, how it tastes and how our food choices affect the rest of the world.


SFNYC came up with the very unique idea to raise money by hosting an cocktail party with spirit brands based in New York.  These brands primarily use principle ingredients grown and produced in New York or, if not, fair or direct traded. Selected regional producers’ beverages – vodka, gin, shine, white brandy, rye, Bourbon, and jack – will be served up neat and in tantalizing, season and place- inspired cocktails for truly local libation.  These brands help build regional economies by supporting local farms and creating New York based jobs.

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Participating distillers include Cacao Prieto LLC, Dutch’s Spirits, Industry City Distillery, Jack from Brooklyn, The Noble Experiment, Uncouth Vermouth, Warwick Valley Winery & Distillery and White Pike Whiskey/Fingerlakes Distilling. To complement their products, New York distillers will be joined by local producers of bitters, syrups, and mixers.

When: July 10, 2013 from 7 – 9 pm
Where: Astor Culinary Center
Address: 399 Lafayette Street, New York, N.Y. 10003
Tickets: Tickets available at

Early Bird Tickets until June 10 $30.00 ($40.00 regular price)
Early Bird Slow Food USA Members – $20.00 ($30.00 regular price)
Tickets at the Door $45


SPIRITS OF NEW YORK will support the not-for-profit Slow Food NYC Urban Harvest program of good food education for NYC kids at 16 schools, in the Bronx and East Harlem, on the Lower East Side, and in Brooklyn, and at a summer educational urban farm in Brownsville. More than 1,000 Urban Harvest kids each year learn about the importance of good, clean, and fair food to their health, the health of their families and communities, and the health of the planet.

About The Author:

ABOUT KITTY BRADSHAW: Kitty Bradshaw is an Online Influencer and Web Socialite that has been blogging for over 16 years. Upon moving to New York, she created a new blog on Bi coastal lifestyle, New York to LA move, and New York Cocktails which evolved into an online business called, and has since branded herself across the web. Over the last 5 years she has used the name Kitty Bradshaw to broker contracts and brand ambassadorships with Gap, Toyota, celebrity hairstylist Cocoa Mane, and currently Best Buy Electronics. Kitty has written for the Wendy Williams Show blog, hosted events for McDonald’s Corporation, and Johnson & Johnson. She has also worked with Bacardi Mixers, which led to her own signature drink called “The Kitty Bradshaw”. Black Enterprise featured Bradshaw as one of the top African American bloggers in the country, and she was recently featured on Technorati. Bradshaw uses her blog as a career vehicle to take her new places, and to meet interesting people. has organically amassed a network of 50,000 and counting, her approach is that of New York lifestyle from a California perspective. Bradshaw’s motto is, “Conquer New York, conquer the world.”

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