Thursday, January 21, 2010

Hang out with Mayor Mike McGinn

Great City:
Fête du Flâneur---An Urban(e) Party hosted by Great City


On Thursday, February 25, Great City presents the Fête du Flâneur, a Fantastic Urban-Themed Party. The Fête, a fundraiser for the organization, will feature a limited-admission private reception with Great City founder and Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn, City Councilmember Mike O’Brien and Deputy Mayor Darryl Smith. Following the early reception will be a celebration of enlightened, if fanciful, urban living featuring music, open bar, hors d’oeuvres, silent auction, an address by Mayor Mike McGinn, crowning of the Great City-Cascade Land Conservancy Mustache Challenge champion, Flâneur-inspired art, dancing and DIY costumes.

What: Great City’s Fête du Flâneur

When: February 25th, 2009

Where: Melrose Triangle Building, 1531 Melrose Ave, Seattle (On Capital Hill between Pike and Pine Streets just East of the freeway. click for map)

VIP Reception: 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm

  • With Special Guests: Mayor Mike McGinn, Deputy Mayor Darryl Smith and City Council Member Mike O’Brien
  • VIP Tickets: $145.00
  • Includes all drinks

General Admission: 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

  • Open to the Pulbic
  • General Admission Tickets: $45.00
  • Includes one drink

Event Details

  • 6:00 – 6:30 pm VIP reception with Great City’s founder, Mayor Mike McGinn and former board members, Deputy Mayor
  • Darryl Smith and Council member Mike O’Brien
  • Silent Auction
  • Inspired art and DIY costumes
  • Performance Art
  • An address by Mayor Mike McGinn
  • Overview of Great City’s 2010 Work Plan
  • Hosted bar and snacks

Included in the evenings program will be:

The “Fete du Flâneur” takes its inspiration from a mid-19th Century movement in Paris which celebrated walking the city and reveling in the street life. Here in Seattle, we have an opportunity to make our streets engaging and active for walkers, bikers, shoppers, school children, and everyone in between – the flâneur movement has arrived!


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