Hampshire House Will Host ‘Oscar Night Cocktail Party’

Movie-lovers rejoice: Hampshire House is rolling out the red carpet on Sunday for an “Oscar Night Cocktail Party” to benefit the Beacon Hill Civic Association (BHCA).

“It’s going to be fun celebration for people who love movies to get together with their neighbors,” said Michele Giacomozzi, Hampshire House’s director of catering.

The evening begins with hors d’oeuvres prepared by Marcus Ripperger, Hill House’s vice president of operations and corporate chef, including “tuxedo-dipped” strawberries with white and black chocolate. Guests can watch the awards ceremony while enjoying “Hollywood-themed” cocktails and a popcorn bar, and the party will feature live music and a magician, as well as glamour shots for attendees with a professional photographer. Guests can also compete in the “trivia wheel,” which will allow them to enter into a raffle for one of 10 prizes of their choice by correctly answering movie-related questions.

Ripperger said, “It’s just going to be an enjoyable event where you can mix and mingle, have a little bit of fun and forget out the snow for a little bit.”

Meanwhile, Joan Berndt, a BHCA board member and the organization’s events committee chair, expressed her appreciation to Thomas Kershaw, Hampshire House’s chairman and CEO, for his continuing support of the Civic Association.

“Tom is always very generous to us, and this is just another example of how Hampshire House supports the neighborhood,” she said.

Berndt added, “The event is also going to get a lot of people out at a time of year when things are dreary.

“The Oscar Night Cocktail Party” takes place at Hampshire House, located at 84 Beacon St., on Sunday, Feb. 22, from 7 p.m. until midnight. Tickets cost $55 each and include hors d’oeuvres, two drink tickets, tax and gratuity; visit www.bhcivic.org to purchase tickets and for more information.

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