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The CWE’s 4th Annual Cocktail Party hit all the right notes

There was something for everyone at the 4th Annual CWE Cocktail Party which took place on Saturday, June 8. There was a bubble machine, and hula hoops, and 50 kinds of cotton candy for the kids. Music was provided by The Dust Covers, below, followed by The Rockin’ Fools who performed on the stage at the south end of Euclid, while Jesse Gannon and Disco Nation entertained on the main stage at the north end of the street.

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And there was lots going on in between:

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Nicki's Central West End Guide Books, Dance, Music, Theater Events, Sightings Food and Drink  North Mary Ann's Tearoom Kate Haher CWE North CID CWE Cocktail Party 28th Ward Alderwoman Heather Navarro

Nicki's Central West End Guide Books, Dance, Music, Theater Events, Sightings Food and Drink  North Mary Ann's Tearoom Kate Haher CWE North CID CWE Cocktail Party 28th Ward Alderwoman Heather Navarro

Judges for the annual “Best Bartender in the City Contest,” top photo, came from Sauce Magazine, 4 Hands Brewing Company, and the Central West End Association. Also participating were KMOV reporter Alexis Zotos, and local blogger, Whitney in the City.  Tyler Baublitz, the mixologist at The Midwestern (downtown) was named the winner; second place went to Bar Italia’s Phil Vallacis.

Nicki's Central West End Guide Books, Dance, Music, Theater Events, Sightings Food and Drink  North Mary Ann's Tearoom Kate Haher CWE North CID CWE Cocktail Party 28th Ward Alderwoman Heather Navarro

Nicki's Central West End Guide Books, Dance, Music, Theater Events, Sightings Food and Drink  North Mary Ann's Tearoom Kate Haher CWE North CID CWE Cocktail Party 28th Ward Alderwoman Heather Navarro

Nicki's Central West End Guide Books, Dance, Music, Theater Events, Sightings Food and Drink  North Mary Ann's Tearoom Kate Haher CWE North CID CWE Cocktail Party 28th Ward Alderwoman Heather Navarro

Nicki's Central West End Guide Books, Dance, Music, Theater Events, Sightings Food and Drink  North Mary Ann's Tearoom Kate Haher CWE North CID CWE Cocktail Party 28th Ward Alderwoman Heather Navarro

Nicki's Central West End Guide Books, Dance, Music, Theater Events, Sightings Food and Drink  North Mary Ann's Tearoom Kate Haher CWE North CID CWE Cocktail Party 28th Ward Alderwoman Heather Navarro

Mayor Lyda Krewson and husband Mike Owens, top photo, were there, as was 28th Ward Alderwoman Heather Navarro and husband  John Zokovitch.

Nicki's Central West End Guide Books, Dance, Music, Theater Events, Sightings Food and Drink  North Mary Ann's Tearoom Kate Haher CWE North CID CWE Cocktail Party 28th Ward Alderwoman Heather Navarro

Nicki's Central West End Guide Books, Dance, Music, Theater Events, Sightings Food and Drink  North Mary Ann's Tearoom Kate Haher CWE North CID CWE Cocktail Party 28th Ward Alderwoman Heather Navarro

Nicki's Central West End Guide Books, Dance, Music, Theater Events, Sightings Food and Drink  North Mary Ann's Tearoom Kate Haher CWE North CID CWE Cocktail Party 28th Ward Alderwoman Heather Navarro

From top left, Kate Haher, Executive Director of the CWE North Community Improvement District, which produced the event. Some of the restaurants that participated were Drunken Fish, above right, Taste of Lebanon, lower left, and Mary Ann’s Tearoom, lower right.

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Nicki's Central West End Guide Books, Dance, Music, Theater Events, Sightings Food and Drink  North Mary Ann's Tearoom Kate Haher CWE North CID CWE Cocktail Party 28th Ward Alderwoman Heather Navarro

Flame throwers performed with Disco Nation at the north end of the festival zone, until the fires went out and the crowd jumped in to party.

Nicki's Central West End Guide Books, Dance, Music, Theater Events, Sightings Food and Drink  North Mary Ann's Tearoom Kate Haher CWE North CID CWE Cocktail Party 28th Ward Alderwoman Heather Navarro

 

Perhaps the best feature of this annual event is the wonderful mix of people from all over St. Louis who come out each year to enjoy an evening in the CWE.

Thanks to the CWE North CID and this year’s generous sponsors: 1220 Spirits, Washington University Medical Center, Straub’s, Sauce, Busey Bank, Enterprise Bank & Trust, Michelob Ultra, Four Roses Bourbon, and Brake Landscaping,

3rd Annual CWE Cocktail Party takes place Saturday

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The 3rd annual CWE Cocktail Party takes place this Saturday, June 9, from 5 to 10 p.m. Live music, street performers, food and cocktails from 15 Central West End establishments will be featured at the event which takes place along Euclid Avenue between Maryland and McPherson Avenues.

The party commemorates what many claim is the first cocktail party on record held by Mrs. Julius S. Walsh Jr. in her home at 4510 Lindell in 1917.

Local musicians include Miss Jubilee, Hazard To Ya Booty, Grass Fed Mule, and Jesse Gannon and The Truth. There will be street performers, swing dancers, fire dancers, unicyclists and more.

In addition, starting at 6 p.m. there will be a CWE Cocktail Competition. Bartenders from throughout the neighborhood will compete to be named “Best in the CWE.”

The event which is free and open to the public is sponsored by the CWE Community Improvement District.

For More Information visit www.cwecocktailparty.com.

Jam-packed weekend in June: CWEA House Tour, CWE Family Night at Circus Flora, CWE Cocktail Party

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Don’t plan on heading out-of-town the weekend of June 9 through 11. Some of the best the CWE has to offer is taking place that weekend. You won’t want to miss the CWEA House Tour, the CWE Cocktail Party, and a family event at Circus Flora.

The Central West End Association and CWE Families & Friends have partnered with Circus Flora in Grand Center for a family night on Sunday, June 11.  Tickets, which are discounted 20%, include a special backstage event featuring complimentary refreshments in the Hospitality Tent and a chance to mingle with Time Flies‘ performers an hour before the performance, which starts at 5:30 p.m.

Purchase tickets at metrotix.com or by calling 314-534-1111 and using code “CWE.” This link automatically fills in the discount code. The event is sponsored by the CWEA Events Committee working with  CWE Families & Friends on this and the yearly Easter Egg Hunt in Kennedy Park.

After a year’s hiatus, the CWEA House Tour returns from June 9 through 11 featuring the mansions of Fullerton’s Westminster Place. Details on the stellar Preview Party, Friday, June 9, and ticket information for Saturday and Sunday’s tours from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. to follow. In the meantime visit the website for more info and to purchase tickets.

And on Saturday night, June 10, CWEScene is hosting the 2nd Annual CWE Cocktail Party from 7 to 10 p.m. on Euclid Avenue stretching from Maryland to McPherson.  There will be entertainment, dancing in the street, and signature cocktails from neighborhood restaurants. People are still smiling at the mention of last year’s party, it was so much fun for all ages. The event is free and open to the public.