Special events to precede Hats Off Luncheon


The Hats Off Luncheon, a fundraiser for the Cincinnati Parks Foundation, is celebrating its 10th anniversary. And organizers aren’t waiting until the actual event to celebrate. Here are some ways to get in on the act:

  • Thursday, April 14, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Montgomery Inn Boathouse  Hats Off to Fedoras, Bowlers and Bourbon,  hosted by Dean Gregory, Dhani Jones, Kevin Kline, Jeff Chapman and the Riverfront Rendezvous Event Committee. This event will include an open bar, heavy hors d’oeuvres, live jazz and a raffle. Tickets are $100 each or two for $180 at cincinnatiparksfoundation.org/bowlers-&-bourbon.
  • Wednesday, April 27, 5:30-9 p.m., Smale Riverfront Park — Roebling Rave: Couture Style. This event is a benefit pre-party exclusively for the Hats Off Luncheon VIPs and sponsors. VIP or sponsor tickets at $250 and up.
  • Thursday, May 26, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Schmidlapp Lawn, Smale Riverfront Park. Riverfront Rendezvous: The 10th Annual Hats Off Luncheon. This is the big event, so get out the wide-brimmed hat, fascinator or fedora to celebrate. Individual tickets are $175 at cincinnatiparksfoundation.org/hats-off-2016.

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