Forgive us for stating the outrageously obvious, but once in a while some news comes across our desk to remind us of the head-shaking magnitude of the Alex’s Lemonade Stand organization, and we’re left in awe that one young child could spawn such an operation.
This week, the Lemon Society Speakeasy is just that news. The “speakeasy,” being held Friday night, is the inaugural event for the Lemon Society of Philadelphia, the new young professionals arm of the charity. The impressive part isn’t that some of the city’s best-known bartenders are participating (Phoebe Esmon, Colin Shearn, Christian Gaal, and Mike Goodrell from SRO). No, the part that gives us pause is that Alex’s now boasts a young professionals group, just like a major cultural institution or an industry association.
So if you’re young and professional, you may wish to consider signing up to help the fledging group raise money for the foundation. If you’re not, consider donning your best 1920’s attire and attending the Prohibition-themed night of drinks, dancing and Stephen Starr catering to contribute to the speakeasy’s mission to generate funds for the Annual Childhood Cancer Symposium, which benefits families who’ve been affected by childhood cancer.
Lemon Society Speakeasy
WHEN: Friday, April 20, 2012 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
WHERE: The Arts Ballroom, 1324 Locust St.
$75 for general admission tickets
Lemon Society Speakeasy [Official website]