Tinsel & Twine

Weeksville Fundraising Gala

Weeksville Heritage Center approached us to design their annual gala and fundraiser. As Brooklyn's largest African-American cultural institution, WHC is a multidisciplinary museum dedicated to preserving the history of the 19th century African-American community of Weeksville, Brooklyn–one of America's first free black communities. TINSEL created an event that celebrated this unique heritage.

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 TINSEL thought, "What better way to celebrate, than to commemorate a culture rich in music throughout the decades?" TINSEL envisioned a gala that with décor that's elegant and timeless, reminiscent of old dinner clubs of years past. As the evening continued, performers cycled through the decades, showcasing music and dances that were popular.

TINSEL thought, "What better way to celebrate, than to commemorate a culture rich in music throughout the decades?" TINSEL envisioned a gala that with décor that's elegant and timeless, reminiscent of old dinner clubs of years past. As the evening continued, performers cycled through the decades, showcasing music and dances that were popular.

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 From a planning perspective, our team was responsible for full coordination, vendor management, and run-of-show. For the event's design, we used the jazz era dinner club theme as a common thread beginning with invitations and carried through space's layout and details. 

From a planning perspective, our team was responsible for full coordination, vendor management, and run-of-show. For the event's design, we used the jazz era dinner club theme as a common thread beginning with invitations and carried through space's layout and details. 

The result was a dazzling dinner club celebration, complete with decadent florals, Dandy Wellington and His Band, and a duo of dancers to get guests on the dance floor.

The result was a dazzling dinner club celebration, complete with decadent florals, Dandy Wellington and His Band, and a duo of dancers to get guests on the dance floor.

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