Flights of Fancy, Downtown New Haven’s popular wine tasting and shopping event returns on Thursday, July 16 from 4 -8 pm. The event, sponsored by The Wine Thief and The Study at Yale Hotel, is presented by Town Green District and the Broadway Merchants Association features in-store wine tastings, special discounts and extraordinary giveaways at more than 30 downtown shops and restaurants. Enjoy a night in Downtown New Haven to support local businesses this summer. Live music will be provided by Elle Sera and Connecticut Jazz Events.
Attendees may register/check-in at The Study at Yale Hotel, 1157 Chapel Street, from 4 pm to 7 pm. Participation is $20* and includes the exclusive Flights of Fancy wine glass, a map of participating shops and wines, entry into the grand prize drawing, validated parking, coffee and dessert. *Bring your wine glass from a previous Flights of Fancy event and receive $5 off of your admission fee.
Once registered, participants sample fine wines provided by The Wine Thief (181 Crown Street) and receive 20% off their favorite item** at participating stores in the Broadway and Chapel shopping districts.
At 8:15 pm, attendees return to The Study at Yale Hotel for Willoughby’s coffee, dessert from Insomnia Cookies, and a grand prize drawing for a complimentary stay for two at The Study at Yale Hotel.
Free validated parking is available at The York Street Garage (150 York Street) for all Flights of Fancy participants, please bring your parking ticket with you. The event is limited to the first 700 registrants and reservations are encouraged.
Participating merchants include:
- Idiom Boutique (1014 Chapel St.)
- Trailblazer (296 Elm St.)
- Denali (13 Broadway)
- Wave (1046 Chapel St.)
- The Green Teahouse (1008 Chapel St.)
- Box 63 (338 Elm St.)
- Hello Boutique (1090 Chapel St.)
- Thali Too (65 Broadway)
- Oaxaca (228 College St.)
- Derek Simpson Goldsmith (1094 Chapel St.)
- Willoughby’s Coffee & Tea (194 York St.)
- Hull’s Art Supply & Framing (1144 Chapel St.)
- Yurway Boutique (1130 Chapel St.)
- Yorkside Pizza (288 York St.)
- Tarry Lodge (278 Park St.)
- FroyoWorld (46 High St.)
- Therapy (1022 Chapel St.)
- Lou Lou (23 Broadway)
- Barbour (27 Broadway)
- Yale University Bookstore (77 Broadway)
- GANT (268 York St.)
- L’Occitane en Provence (104 Chapel St.)
- Harvest Wine Bar (1104 Chapel St.)
- Campus Customs (57 Broadway)
- Ashley’s Ice Cream (280 York St.)
- J. Crew (29 Broadway)
- Blue State Coffee (276 York St.)
- Merwin’s Art Shop (1052 Chapel St.)
- Emporium DNA (1 Broadway)
- The Wine Thief Downtown (181 Crown St.)
Flights of Fancy is sponsored by The Wine Thief, The Study at Yale Hotel and organized by the Town Green Special Services District and The Broadway Merchants Association.
*One discount per person
**Some exclusions apply, discounts may vary
For more details visit: www.infonewhaven.com/flightsoffancy to purchase tickets for the event.