The Junior League of Philadelphia Inc.’s Focus Fundraising Committee invites you to the Best of Fall Fête 2020! This virtual fundraiser takes the best parts of our traditional, in-person fundraiser—from food, drinks, and dancing, to our bid-worthy silent auction—and hosts them all in a fun and safe online format. The event series will run from Thursday, November 12 to Saturday, November 21, 2020.
Proceeds will benefit projects and programs furthering The Junior League of Philadelphia’s mission, as well as our Apple a Day Healthy Living Initiative™, addressing food insecurity in Philadelphia.
Guests will enjoy beverage tastings with Yards Brewing Company, Tria, Bulleit Bourbon, and Attico, a charcuterie class with the Philly Cheese School, and dance classes with the Society Hill Dance Academy. Tickets are priced per event, and all events will occur online for the safety of our guests and event partners. Tickets will go on sale October 15, 2020.
Yards Beer Tasting
Thursday, November 12 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Perfect for experienced or aspiring beer enthusiasts! The brew masters from Yards Brewing Company, one of Philadelphia’s most successful breweries, will walk you through a variety of their award-winning beers. During this tasting, you will learn more about the intricacies in flavor as well as the creative process that went into developing the different brews. Tickets include the hour-long class, and discounted six-packs will be available for pickup at Yards to correspond with the tasting for $9.99. Join us for Philadelphia’s most educational happy hour!
Tria Wine Tasting: The Super Seven Grapes
Friday, November 13 from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m.
This purchase counts for a ways & means credit!
The Super Seven Grapes: cabernet sauvignon, chardonnay, merlot, pinot noir, riesling, sauvignon blanc, syrah/shiraz. You know these grapes, but how well do you really know them? There are thousands of distinct grape varietals used in winemaking, but most of the world’s worthiest wines showcase these seven essential grapes. Become familiar with these international superstars and gain an understanding of how they relate to the vast assortment of varietals you are likely to encounter. This class includes a glass of welcome wine, seven 2-oz tasting portions, a Tria cheese and snack box, and eight reusable, super-cute wine glasses.
Drinks and Distilling, Presented by Bulleit Bourbon
Wednesday, November 18 from 6:30 to 7:15 p.m.
Do you like bourbon and cocktails? Learn from the top industry educators as they take you through the journey of Bulleit Bourbon, the frontier whiskey. Then, experience how to make the drinks like a pro. Come one, come all. This is the event for all the trend leaders who are looking to upgrade their cocktail game as host or hostess.
Tickets include two to-go cocktails (one sipping, one “build your own”) and a lite bite. Pick up your drinks and food from Attico (219 South Broad Street) from 5 – 6 p.m. and log in to Zoom for an interactive, one-of-a-kind session.
Charcuterie Class with the Philly Cheese School
Thursday, November 19 from 7 to 8 p.m.
In today’s stressful world, it is crucial to make time for yourself, for loved ones, and for deliciousness. There’s no better way to combine all these essential needs into one central location than the much-loved cheeseboard! In this virtual class with the Philly Cheese School, you’ll learn the basics on how to craft a balanced, tasty, and Instagramable plate of cheeses and cured meats. We’ll talk about how to shop for your cheeses, how to cut them properly, what to pair with them, and much more. You’ll leave feeling confident and ready to host your next (socially distanced) party or night in with your boo.
Ballroom Dancing with the Society Hill Dance Academy
Friday, November 20 at 7 p.m.
Looking for a fun date night with your partner? A physically distanced girls’ night? Or maybe the chance to learn a new skill from the comfort of your living room? Put on your favorite dress or most comfortable sweatpants and let Shana Heidorn, owner of Society Hill Dance Academy, teach you how to glide across the dance floor to impress all of your friends at your next micro wedding. Dancers of all skill levels are welcome and encouraged to join the fun. Don’t worry if you don’t have someone you can safely stand within six feet of; you don’t need a partner to join this party.