Taste of the Town
Taste of the Town Speakeasy
Thanks to your support, Taste of the Town Speakeasy was our most successful event to date. Taste of the Town is the Foundation for Baltimore County Public Library's premier annual event. The 2017 event, Speakeasy, took place on Saturday, April 29 at the Towson Branch from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Guests got a taste of Baltimore County and the surrounding area by sampling food and drink from local restaurants, caterers, wineries and breweries, enjoyed live jazz music, played games in our Casino Castle and bid on an exciting and eclectic assortment of items in a silent auction. This year's silent auction featured items worth over $17,000.
This year's honorary host was David White, one of the world’s leading wine writers. The author of But First, Champagne: A Modern Guide to the World’s Favorite Wine, David is a contributor to Grape Collective and the founder and editor of Terroirist.com, an award-winning wine blog. His writing has appeared in dozens of publications, including The World of Fine Wine, The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post and Punch. He has appeared on a number of TV and radio programs, including NPR’s All Things Considered. Each guest/couple received a copy of But First, Champagne.
All proceeds support the Foundation's mission to provide additional resources to enrich the library’s commitment to empower the citizens of Baltimore County to explore, learn, create and connect.
Our 2017 Restaurant Sponsors:
Our 2017 Corporate Sponsors:
Champagne Sponsor ($10,000)
Manhattan Sponsor ($5,000)
Gin Rickey Sponsors ($2,500)
Tom Collins Sponsors ($1,000)
Sidecar Sponsors ($500)
A Perfect Image Landscaping, Azrael Franz Schwab Lipowitz, Bay Imagery, Todd Carpenter and Colette Searls, Centric, Ellin and Tucker, Baltimore County Councilman David Marks, Paula and Jay Miller, Perry Hall Florist, The Restaurant Store, Janet Sanford, OverDrive, The Wright People
Our 2017 Silent Auction Sponsors:
Donors to our silent auction included 5 Wacky Women, A Perfect Image Landscaping, About Faces Day Spa and Salon, American Visionary Arts Museum, Baltimore County Public Library/Storyville, Baltimore Museum of Industry, Baltimore Orioles, Baltimore Ravens, Baltimore Streetcar Museum, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Baltimore Whiskey Company, Barnes & Noble, Basignani Winery, Black Ankle Vineyards, Boho Nation, Boordy Vineyards, Bowie Baysox, Brewer's Art, Brooks-Huff Tire Center, California Pizza Kitchen, Carrie Fisher/Blue Rider Press, Cherrie Woods/Eclectic PR, Chipotle, Cinebistro @ The Rotunda, Judy Colbert, Disney Parks, Everyman Theatre, Fast Park & Relax, Firaxis Games, Fire Museum of Maryland, Flavor Cupcakery, Four Hour Day Lutherie, Frederick Keys, Geppi's Entertainment Museum, Goetze's Candy, Hagerstown Suns, Hartcorn Studios, Hippodrome Theater, Annie Howe Papercuts, Jimmy's Famous Seafood, Jump!Zone, Maryland Senator Kathy Klausmeier, Ladew Topiary Gardens, Lakeshore Learning Materials, Liberty Mountain, Lisa Kyle Fine Art, Maryland Science Center, National Aquarium, National Great Blacks in Wax Museum, Newseum, Padma Salon, Ann Patchett, Popsations Popcorn, Port Discovery, Dan Rodricks, SchlegelBagel Design, Single Carrot Theatre, Smyth Jewelers, Southern Maryland Blue Crabs, Steampunk Blacksheep, Sun Nurseries, Total Wine, Washington Capitals, Washington Nationals, Washington Wizards, Watermark Tours, John Waters, Colson Whitehead, Wockenfuss.
2017 Sponsorship Opportunities
The Foundation for BCPL is proud to partner with local eateries, community businesses and our corporate sponsors for Taste of the Town to ensure ongoing support of the various programs which help keep BCPL a thriving and vital part of the community.