New York, NY – “The Village Voice Holiday Spirits” will hold its first annual event on Thursday, December 5th, 2013. The date commemorates the 80 th anniversary of the day that ended the Prohibition era.

The event will be held at Studio Square in Long Island City, Queens and will run from 7:30PM – 10:30PM with a VIP-Only Preview Hour from 6:30PM – 7:30PM. Holiday Spirits will offer all ticket holders unlimited sampling, complimentary hors d’oeuvres, a souvenir glass, and picturesque views of the lit Manhattan skyline. General Admission tickets will be discounted 50% to $25 using the promo code: THANKS.

For tickets visit:http://ticketf.ly/1i9gIIXand for more information, visit: www.villagevoice.com/holidayspirits

“ Holiday Spirits” focuses on bringing event goers samples of New York City’s top distillers and drinks from top-notch local brands, as well as a sprinkling of national ones. The full lineup of this year’s participating spirits offering unlimited tastings include Asahi, Atsby Vermouth, Barefoot Wine & Bubbly, Barrow’s Intense Ginger Liqueur, Black Dirt Distilling, Breuckelen Distilling, Brooklyn Gin, Brooklyn Winery, Brotherhood, America’s Oldest Winery, Catskill Distilling Company, Cooperstown Distillery, Death’s Door Spirits, Dutch’s Spirits, El Buho Mezcal, Finger Lakes Distilling, Greenhook Ginsmiths, Jack from Brooklyn, Lejay Liqueur, Long Island Spirits, Nahmias et Fils Distillery, Ole Smoky Moonshine, Owney’s Rum, Scorpion Mezcal, Ste. Michelle Wine Estates, Tirado Distillery, Tuthilltown Spirits, Van Brunt Stillhouse, White Pike Whiskey, Widow Jane Distillery, Tito’s Handmade Vodka and Tanteo Tequila.

A drink menu and newly released event map highlighting each of the brand’s spirited offerings is available on the event website, http://www.villagevoice.com/holidayspirits

Musical entertainment for the night will set the tone for each of the event’s two floors. One floor will feature The Blue Vipers of Brooklyn , a 5-piece jazz, swing and blues band that will transport guests back to the days of Speakeasies and Prohibition. On the floor above, DJ Tim Martell – an MTV VMA Official after-party DJ and opener for massive acts like Beyonce and Robin Thicke – will offer guests a more modern musical selection. Known for his unparalleled cross-genre mixes, DJ Tim Martell is sure to impress the Holiday Spirits guests with his seamless, lengthy, and perfect blends.

Sponsors for the event are Ambassador Wines & Spirits, Asahi Beer, Barefoot Wine & Bubbly, Diamond Vision, Dutchess County Tourism, Green Mountain Energy, GTR Store, Marshall Headphones, Seamless and Whole Foods Market. This year’s charitable partner for “Holiday Spirits” will be the ASPCA, a non-profit that works to rescue animals from abuse, pass humane laws and share resources with shelters nationwide.

For the latest on “Holiday Spirits” please have a sip here: http://www.villagevoice.com/holidayspirits http://www.twitter.com/voicestreet http://www.facebook.com/villagevoice

About Village Voice Events: The Village Voice has independently produced and created such celebrated events as the Choice Eats, Obies Awards, 4Knots Music Festival, Choice Streets, Brooklyn Pour, as well as the most anticipated issues and guides of the year including the annual Pazz and Jop music poll, Best of NYC, and its Spring, Summer, and Fall Preview guides. For more information on the Voice or its events, please visit them online at http://www.villagevoice.com

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