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April 24, 2014

White Party set to celebrate the Falls

Night & Day — It’s a white party — which means all the people in attendance should be wearing white. But a pair of white bermuda shorts will work just as well as a white-feathered boa. Really, any color clothing is welcome, organizers said, but, white is the color of the day.

“We have people coming in togas,” said Ric Crogan, an organizer of the White Party.

The inaugural  party will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday in the Cataract Room overlooking Falls Street. There will be a silent auction during the free champagne and a cocktail reception with hors d’ovres and desserts until 9:30.  Music will be provided by Randle and the Night Scandle, a local band that won second place in 2013 behind Whiskey Reverb at the Hard Rock Cafe of Niagara Falls’ Hard Rock Rising contest. DJ Medicine will deejay until 1 a.m. 

Crogan is the founder of the Niagara Falls Music & Art Festival, and organizers are presenting the party to celebrate the city of Niagara Falls. 

“We wanted to do something in the spring that would sort of kick off the season, and get people motivated and excited about what’s happening in the city,” Crogan said.    

All proceeds from the event will benefit the Isaiah 61 Project of Niagara Falls,  a program that teaches construction trades to the unemployed and underemployed while renovating abandoned homes in the inner city.

“We picked it as our charity because we think the program is just great,” Crogan said. “It actually puts people back to work.”  

The White Party will also include carriage and pedicab rides for guest, along with the late night access to two food trucks, the Great Foodini owned by Michael Attardo, a former chef at the Red Coach, and Betty Crockski, a new Polish food truck. Niagara’s Honeymoon Sweets will provide white chocolate favors and a raffle prize.

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