Roaring Twenties Gala in Support of the Eimers Foundation
West Egg’s got nothing on Detroit as the people who brought you the Detroit Gatsby Lawn Party launch the Detroit Gatsby Winter Gala to benefit the Eimers Foundation.
Saturday, March 5th from 8pm to 1am, guests are encouraged to arrive in their finest 1920s black tie attire as they step through the doors of the Charles T. Fisher Mansion in the heart of Detroit’s Boston Edison district and step back in time to one of the hottest eras in American history.
This is a unique opportunity to travel back in time to the Charles T. Fisher Mansion and enjoy its spectacular historic details, including a hidden personal speakeasy and a ballroom with a marble dance floor, and showing off your most elegant black tie 20s fashions, all while raising money for the Eimers Foundation. Robby Eimers began the foundation at the tender age of 11 and in the last two years has eased the plight of countless homeless Detroiters by providing warm clothing, blankets and nourishing meals each and every Saturday.
In between admiring the stunning interiors of the mansion and dancing to authentic Hot Jazz provided by the Phil Ogilvie Rhythm Kings, guest can quench their thirst at the champagne bar and fortify yourself during the festivities there’s a menu of popular food from the era including oysters, shrimp cocktail and decadent desserts by Chef Brian Psenski. Cocktails and sudsy pints from Fort Street Brewery, will be served in the speakeasy. Fortune tellers will be on hand and the Riffin’ Sisters will be performing a tap dance number or two to give guests a breather from dancing the Charleston.
Silent Auction proceeds will go directly to aiding Robby Eimers in his quest to purchase a food truck to continue to expand his efforts to help his friends. For Robby, Sharing is Caring.
According to event organizer Alison Chevalier, “We are honored to support an incredible young man like Robby Eimers who at the age of 13 is making such an enormous contribution to his community and to the disadvantaged of Detroit. Robby is a wonderful example of the difference one person can make within his community. And there is no better venue than the historic Charles T. Fisher mansion, a true architectural treasure. We’re excited to provide our guests with a truly authentic 1920s experience, all while helping a great cause.”
Tickets are $100 online and $120 at the door and can be purchased in advance at DetroitGatsbyLawnParty.com.
The Detroit Winter Gala is sponsored by Pretty Bird Detroit, UAW-Ford National Programs Center, and GreeningDetroit.com.