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Flights of Fancy shopping and wine tasting event

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Flights of Fancy, Downtown New Haven’s popular wine tasting and shopping event returns on Thursday, July 25th from 4 -8 pm. The event, sponsored by The Wine Thief and The Study 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 $20* 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. *Bring your wine glass from a previous Flights of Fancy event and receive $5 off of your admission fee.

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. Live music will be played throughout the evening on Chapel Street and on Broadway on Market Island.

At 8:15 pm, attendees return to The Study at Yale for Willoughby’s coffee, dessert from Insomnia Cookies, and a grand prize drawing for a complimentary stay for two at The Study at Yale hotel.

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, Alex and Ani, Ashley’s Ice Cream, Barnes & Noble Bookstore at Yale, Box 63, Campus Customs, Denali, derek simpson… goldsmith, Enclave, Froyoworld, GANT, Hull’s Art Supply & Framing, idiom, J. Press, Jack, Wills, Merwin’s Art Shop, Oaxaca, Peter Indorf Jewelers, Thali Too, Ten Thousand Villages, Therapy, Tomatillo, 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 at Yale and organized by the Town Green Special Services District and Yale University Properties.

Visit to RSVP for the event.

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