Cocktail Magic: Voila!


The best thing about ending a weekday is looking forward to the weekend – and hopefully have a laundry list of interesting things to do. Also having great friends who extend the invite to some cool and stuff is a great bonus too.

I wish to have as much fun as possible.

Abracadabra! On March 19, I had the pleasure of being part of an event that I should have attended ions ago. Imagine tons of people flocking to Weylen B. Seymour’s in New York City ready for a few hours of (wait for it).. Cocktail Magic.

Never heard of it? Well sit back and watch this liquid wizardry unfold. Step one: round up an amazing collection of bartenders get them all in one place. Who you ask? For starters Julie Reiner and Andy Seymour with serious street creds. Julie has produced remarkable experiences for people at Flatiron Lounge, the Pegu and Clover Club and Leyenda.

Andy, on the other hand has mixed for over twenty years and now is perhaps the go-to-aficionado for exchanging liquid recipes – so beware as he may have a few tricks up his sleeve.

Step two: Why not bring in a real life mentalist from Brooklyn and let’s call him Vinny DePonto and for argument sake let’s say he brought his friends along to mystify and entertain all guests- this is why the magic comes in.

Step three: meet people, create memories, explode on social media with hashtags and make all your friends jealous for refusing to buy tickets knowing a portion of the proceeds from Cocktail Magic were allocated to the organizer’s partner – the Well Dunn Foundation.

The foundation is a 501c(3) non-profit whose aim to provide internships in the entertainment industry to exceptional and outstanding college students. They match the students with other partnering companies and providing cost-of-living on a stipend status via the specific internship who dare to pursue their passion.

Well done, Well Dunn!

Charity and fun? Nothing wrong with that at all.

Attaboy, Dead Rabbit, Death &Co, Dutch Kills, End of the Century Bar, Leyenda, Mother of Pearl, Nitecap, PDT, Pouring Ribbons, Williams & Graham (Denver) and Broken Shaker (Chicago/Miami) provided the luscious potions while Roberta’s handled the bites for the event. Guess what? This is happening again as part of the social agenda next year. Click here to get in on the fun around your zip code.