The Krewe of Beverwyck and Lark Street BID present Mardi Gras at the U Club
In 1996, the Krewe of Beverwyck hosted its inaugural Mardi Gras Party in Albany. In 2015, the Krewe moved its celebration to the University Club. On Friday, February 19, 2016, the Krewe of Beverwyck will partner with the Lark Street BID to present A Mardi Gras Celebration of Arts & Culture at the National Register-listed University Club of Albany, 141 Washington Avenue at Dove Street.
The Mardi Gras Celebration of Arts & Culture will feature a cocktail reception from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. with traditional New Orleans party food – red beans and rice, shrimp remoulade, muffalettas – and cash bar. Drink specials, music and decorations will transport guests to the French Quarter, and costumes and masks are strongly encouraged.
At 7:00 p.m., guests will be invited to the dining room for a special concert by the Dylan Perillo Orchestra, a colorful ensemble celebrating the beginnings of jazz with arrangements from the early 20th century. An eight piece band with lots of horns, woodwinds, bass, guitar and drums, their influences include everything from Billie Holiday to Louis Armstrong, Al Bowlly to Annette Hanshaw, Coleman Hawkins to Lester Young, and the contemporary artists that continue this tradition.
During the concert, the King Cake will be served, and the Krewe of Beverwyck’s King and Queen for 2016 will be revealed!
The cost for the concert and reception is $40 per ticket or two for $70, and reservations are required. Reservations for the Mardi Gras Celebration of Arts & Culture are required by Wednesday, February 17, and may be made by calling the Club at 518-463-1151; by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org; or online.
A portion of the proceeds from the event benefit the University Club of Albany Foundation, Inc., and the Lark Street BID, both of which are 501c3 corporations, and one need not be a member of the University Club or the Lark Street BID to attend.
The University Club of Albany Foundation was formed to recognize and maintain the unique historic and architectural significance of the National Register-listed University Club building, its neighborhood and the city of Albany, where it has been located since its inception in 1901.
The Lark Street BID works to build, sustain, and enhance a unique and prosperous living and business community for the residents, visitors, and merchants of the Lark Street Neighborhood. This is accomplished through the core neighborhood services of Neighborhood Safety, Street Maintenance, Neighborhood Marketing, and Special Events and Promotions.
Here's some photos from last year!