Neighborhood News

Winter Beer Garden Event in RCA-land Postponed until February


WHAT: RCA Winter Beer Festival
WHERE: The RCA Civic Green @ Randolph Hills Shopping Center
WHEN: Saturday, January 19th, 3pm to 8pm Saturday, February 9th, 3pm to 8pm
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DUE TO THE AMOUNT OF SNOW ON THE GROUND AND THE UPCOMING STORM IN THE FORECAST, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL FEBRUARY 9

During October’s Placemaking Festival, the RCA was approached by True Respite Brewing Company to partner with them on a winter beer garden festival. The RCA board were enthusiastic about making this idea a reality. With the new firepits, furniture, and trees in place, the brewers and the RCA saw the green space on the edge of the Randolph Hills Shopping Center as the perfect place for such an event.

The RCA is excited about this new partnership, as it is a fantastic opportunity to pick up where the Placemaking Festival left off. The fire pits and awesome furniture are still on site at the corner of Rocking Horse Rd and Boiling Brook Pkwy, begging to be used for another exciting festival. So mark your calendars: on Saturday, January 19th from 3pm to 8pm, come have a beer or two or three with your neighbors around the fire pit. In addition to True Respite, neighborhood hangouts 7 Locks Brewing, Cafe 2020 Korean Kitchen + Bar, and Pizza Leo will also be at the event and the RCA will set up a tent selling warm beverages, such as Hot Chocolate.

So bundle up, bring the family, and come enjoy the crisp winter air. Keep an eye on this website, our Facebook page, and Nextdoor for additional details as we draw closer to the event!

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