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Rent Party at The Cookery!

Posted by CDB 13 Nov 2013 One Comment

The Cookery is hosting the inaugural (Thank you for not using ‘first annual’) Rent Party to benefit Housing for New Hope, an organization that aims to end homelessness through housing, healthcare, and other support.  The event is $50 with reservation required for the 11/23 soiree.  It will be a night of Gatsby reminiscent indulgence to include hors d’oeuvres from the Catering Company of Chapel Hill, open bar (including Ponysaurus brews on tap!), and the Mint Julep Jazz Band.

The event is a revival of the common practice of throwing parties and charging a cover in order to get by during the Harlem jazz renaissance.  Not unlike making a little money off the $5 cups at your college kegger.  Except back then, and most notably here, the money earned goes toward staying off the streets.

The Cookery is donating the space for the evening in a show of support for Housing for New Hope’s mission.

“Housing for New Hope is an organization that has a crucial role in supporting the needs of the homeless, yet too few people have heard of their work,” according to Nick Johnson of The Cookery. “We hope to see this event spark future Rent Parties supporting Housing for New Hope throughout Durham.”  As do we.

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  • CDB said:

    The event raised an impressive $12,500!

    Hats off to the team at The Cookery and their partners in crime: Catering Company of Chapel Hill and American Party Rentals…all of who donated their time, talents, and tables to help our beloved Durham community.


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