All aboard — general admission tickets are officially on sale for the Village Voice’s third annual Holiday Spirits cocktail cruise on Thursday, November 19 from 6 – 10 p.m. The event will feature an array of more than 25 distilleries and wineries, and more, from New York City and beyond.
Attendees will climb aboard the Hornblower Infinity (Pier 40 at West Houston Street), a cruise ship outfitted with two indoor-outdoor decks. Set sail for a cruise around Manhattan and New York Harbor and enjoy dazzling views of the sparkling city skyline and Statue of Liberty, along with a complimentary buffet dinner, cocktails, and entertainment.
The first round of spirits includes Atsby Vermouth, Breuckelen Distilling, Brooklyn Gin, Brooklyn Winery, Jack from Brooklyn, Queens Courage Gin, Port Morris Distillery, Prairie Organic Vodka, Scorpion Mezcal, Tanteo Spirits. Many more will be announced, so stay tuned!
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.
This year’s Holiday Spirits event will feature two tiers of ticket options — general admission tickets ($55) and VIP tickets ($70), which include unlimited sampling from 25-plus distilleries, wineries and more; a souvenir tasting glass, live music, a complimentary buffet dinner, along with a cruise around Manhattan and the New York Harbor for dazzling views of the city skyline and the Statue of Liberty.
The VIP ticket will also grant access to a VIP deck located on the top level of the ship, which will include a private lounge and bar, as well as VIP gift bags.
Click here for more details on this year’s two ticket options.
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on October 6, 2015