DREAMLAND

A Benefit for Blue School at Brooklyn Bowl

April 30, 2015 

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Join us for a whimsical evening of wonder and come together for a benefit to celebrate Blue School. Open to Blue School families, friends and the general public.

Dreamland will take place at Brooklyn Bowl, a venue that incorporates a spectacular performance space with room to dance, drink, eat, and lounge with friends, and yes, you can even bowl if you desire!

When: Thursday, April 30, 2015 / 7-11 PM

Where: Brooklyn Bowl / 61 Wythe Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11249 / (718) 963-3369 / Map: http://bit.ly/1CgI5Yu

Attire: Black or white festive attire

Featuring:

  • Food by Blue Ribbon
  • Live Auction with CK Swett
  • Music and dancing with Ray Corvair Trio and Disco Transformer

Images of Brooklyn Bowl

Attend the Event

Purchase individual and group ticket packages here.

Donate Teacher Tickets

If you cannot attend the event, please consider donating ticket(s) for Blue School teacher(s) to attend. Donate hereNote: If you plan to attend the event, some individual and group ticket packages include teacher tickets.

Bid in the Auction

  • At the event (open to Dreamland event attendees):
    • Live auction featuring special experiences and packages, hosted by CK Swett
    • Silent auction including class art projects and special experiences with faculty and staff, available for preview at Blue School the week of the event
  • Online (open to event attendees and the general public): 

Donate to the Auctions (April 13 deadline to submit; physical items due by April 30)

Your donations will help raise money to support Blue School. Examples of successful items include: tickets to Broadway shows, sporting events and fashion shows; designer jewelry, handbags and clothing; gift certificates to spas, restaurants, classes, kids birthday parties and cooking/tasting experiences; use of vacation homes.

Advertise in the Event Program (April 9 deadline)

Do you have or know a business that would like to reach more than 400 individuals who support Blue School and our mission? Blue School families reside in all five boroughs of New York City and represent a diverse cross-section of our city’s many creative industries. Read more and purchase an ad here. 

FAQs

Q: Why do we hold a benefit?

A: The purpose of Dreamland is for the Blue School community to come together in a festive and creative environment to celebrate our school and raise vital funds that help make Blue School such a special place for our children. The benefit is integral to our fundraising efforts and we encourage the entire Blue School community to attend.

Q: Who is our audience?

A: Blue School parents, faculty, staff, grandparents, alumni parents, local businesses, philanthropists, and professionals dedicated to Blue School's mission. Students are not invited to the event.

Q: Are tickets tax-deductible? 

A: The fair market value of a ticket to Dreamland is $250. The amount spent on each individual ticket over $250 is tax deductible. For example, if you purchase a Wonder Wheel ticket for $1,000, $750 will be tax deductible. 

Q: What’s the difference between Spring Fling and the Annual Fund appeal?

A: Like the Annual Fund, money raised from Spring Fling goes to the Blue School operating budget. When reporting revenue, annual appeal donations are separated from fundraising event donations.

Q: How do I purchase tickets?  

A: Tickets can be purchased online or in the lobby during drop off. General admission individual tickets are available as well as group packages which include reserved bowling lane assignments.

Q: What is the attire?  

A: Black and white festive attire.

Q: Who will be able to bowl?  

A: All guests will have the opportunity to bowl. Guests who purchase reserved lanes will have priority but there will be additional lanes for general admission guests.

Q: What will be auctioned off?

A: The chance to be on set for television shows filmed in New York City! Memberships to local children’s camps like Kidville and Super Soccer Stars. Dinner at amazing restaurants such as the Waverly Inn, Flatbush Farm, or the Beatrice Inn. Tickets to see Helen Mirren in The Audience as well as VIP packages for two of this summer’s biggest music festivals: Mountain Jam Music Festival and Taste of Country Music Festival. Not too mention, a VIP Los Angeles vacation experience and a party DJ’d by international sensation and Blue School alum, DJ Kai.

Q: Can I still donate to the auction and purchase a program ad?

A: YES! Auction donations are due April 13 and program ads are due April 9. Please note we do not need the actual auction items until April 30.