Flights of Fancy, Downtown New Haven’s popular wine tasting and shopping event returns on Thursday, January 31st from 4 -8 pm. The event, sponsored by The Wine Thief and The Study Hotel at Yale, is presented by the shops at Yale and features in-store wine tastings, special discounts and extraordinary giveaways at over 25 Downtown shops.
Attendees check in at The Study Hotel, 1157 Chapel Street, from 4 pm to 7 pm. Participation is $15 and includes the exclusive Flights of Fancy wine glass, a map of participating shops, entry into the grand prize drawing, validated parking, coffee and dessert.
Once registered, participants sample fine wines provided by The Wine Thief (181 Crown Street) and receive 20% off their favorite item at participating stores in the Broadway and Chapel shopping districts. Kings of Harmony will perform live music on Chapel Street and Bob Riccio will perform cool jazz at The Study Hotel throughout the evening.
At 8:15 pm, attendees return to The Study Hotel for Willoughby’s coffee, dessert from Insomnia Cookies, and a grand prize drawing for a complimentary stay for two at The Study Hotel at Yale.
Free validated parking is available at The York Street Garage (150 York Street) for all Flights of Fancy participants. The event is limited to the first 700 registrants and reservations are encouraged.
Participating merchants include: Agabhumi, Anchor Restaurant, Ashley’s Ice Cream, Barnes & Noble Bookstore at Yale, Campus Customs, Celtica, Claire’s Corner Copia, Denali, derek simpson… goldsmith, Enclave, Enson’s, Froyoworld, GANT, Hull’s Art Supply & Framing, idiom, J. Press, Jack, Wills, Laila Rowe, Origins, Peter Indorf Jewelers, Shen, Ten Thousand Villages, Tomatillo, Tracy b, Trailblazer, Wave Gallery, Willoughby’s Coffee & Tea, Yorkside Pizza and Yurway Designs.
Flights of Fancy is sponsored by the shops at Yale, The Wine Thief, The Study Hotel at Yale and organized by the Town Green Special Services District and Yale University Properties.
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