Spring Tasting on Granville’s ‘Alley’
The Slate Valley Museum will host its second Spring Tasting on the Alley on Saturday, May 21, from 4 to 7 p.m. The event features partnerships with local and regional wineries and breweries who will bring their crafted beverages, as well as restaurants and food vendors who will share their culinary creations for attendees to taste. The event will take place in and around the museum, situated along the picturesque Mettowee River. This backdrop rests along what was once referred to as ‘The Alley,’ a neighborhood featuring immigrant row houses and several liquor-serving establishments. Once known as raucous locale to some and as home to others, the site has been transformed by the Village of Granville into a cultural campus featuring two museums, one being SVM.
“The first Spring tasting was held last year and it was a big success. We accomplished our goals of introducing more of the public to the museum, raising funds and partnering with local businesses,” explains event chair and Museum trustee Kathy Putz. “This year we are planning a bigger and better event with local businesses and a bigger display about the history of the Alley.”
“We’re very excited to be bringing such great group of brewers and wineries to the event. We also look forward to welcoming back the community to the museum for the tasting,” says Krista Rupe, executive director of the Slate Valley Museum.
Tickets can be purchased for $25 before May 20 by calling the museum at 518-642-1417 using your credit card or by stopping by the museum to pay in person with cash, check, or credit card. The museum is also offering a special discounted rate of $10 for designated drivers. Space is limited, so attendees are encouraged to buy tickets ahead of time. Admission price includes a Slate Valley Museum glass for you to use at the event and take home. Remaining tickets will be sold for $30 at the door on the night of the event. Attendees must be 21 or older.Slate Valley Museum is located at 17 Water Street, Granville, N.Y. For more information, visit slatevalleymuseum.org or call 518-642-1417.