Flights of Fancy, Downtown New Haven’s popular wine tasting and shopping event returns on Thursday, August 2nd, 2012 from 4pm - 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 $10 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 25% off their favorite item at participating stores in the Broadway and Chapel shopping districts at the shops at Yale. Live entertainment at The Study Hotel and along Chapel Street will play 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. For the first time, tickets may be purchased in advance for Flights of Fancy by visiting www.infonewhaven.com/flightsoffancy and clicking through to the registration page.
Participating merchants include: Agabhumi the Best of Bali, Ashley’s Ice Cream, Barnes & Noble Yale Bookstore, Box 63, Campus Customs, Celtica, Chocopologie, Claire’s Corner Copia, Derek Simpson…goldsmith, Denali, Enclave, FroyoWorld, Hull’s Art Supply & Framing, idiom, J. Press, Jack Wills, Laila Rowe, Lisa Jones, Oaxaca Kitchen, Peter Indorf Jewelers, Wave Gallery, Willoughby’s Coffee & Tea 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.