In celebration of Philly Gay Pride Month, FCM Hospitality teams p with the Philadelphia Flyers and Flyers Charities to raise money for four local LGBTQ+ organizations. Cocktails for a Cause will be featured at 11 different locations throughout the city including The Garden at Cherry Street Pier, The Dolphin, Morgan’s Pier, Craft Hall, Parks on Tap, Rosy’s Taco Bar, Harper’s Garden, Lola’s Garden, Concourse Dance Bar and Juno. Each property will offer a drink that matches a color of the all-inclusive LGBTQ rainbow flag with $1 from each rainbow drink going towards donations to William Way LGBT Community Center, Attic Youth Center, Philly Asian Queer, and Galaei. Throughout the month of June and as part of the ‘Cocktails for a Cause’ campaign, the Flyers will have their own specialty cocktail, the “Flyers Rowdy ‘Rita,” available exclusively at Liberty Point, with proceeds benefiting local LGBTQ+ organizations.
As part of the month-long effort, Flyers Charities will match FCM’s $1 donation up to $10,000 for every Flyers Rowdy ‘Rita sold at Liberty Point during June. The Flyers Rowdy ‘Rita will be a spin on a mango margarita (tequila, triple sec, orange, mango lime) and will be sold at Liberty Point all month long. The first-ever Cocktails for a Cause Pride Party and Kick-Off event will take place on Thursday, June 9 at Liberty Point from 5:00pm to 8:00pm. Philadelphia Flyers and Flyers Charities will be on hand with Gritty (6:00pm) and other fun surprises. This is the one and only event that will feature all 11 cocktails, plus Flyers’ fun, DJ and other surprises.
“FCM Hospitality is proud to celebrate Philadelphia Gay Pride Month with Cocktails for a Cause,” said Avram Hornik, Owner of FCM Hospitality. “We came up with this idea because I think that local businesses need to step up to support our region’s LGBTQ community and the non-profit organizations that were hardest hit during the pandemic. We are excited to expand the program to 11 properties this year to match the rebooted pride flag that now includes Black, Brown and Trans community members. This year we are thrilled to host our first ever Cocktails for a Cause Pride Party at Liberty Point with special guests and partners Philadelphia Flyers and Flyers Charities. We can’t thank them enough for matching our donation on every Flyers-themed drink sold throughout the month. This amplification can help us raise even more money for our four worthwhile charities.”
“When we first learned about Cocktails for a Cause, we were eager to get involved and help support local LGBTQ+ organizations that do so much for our city,” said Valerie Camillo, President of Business Operations for the Philadelphia Flyers. “The Flyers belong to everyone in the City of Philadelphia, and especially during Pride Month, we want to send a clear message that we support the LGBTQ+ community.”
COCKTAILS FOR A CAUSE PRIDE PARTY AND KICK-OFF EVENT
The first-ever Cocktails for a Cause Pride Party and Kick-Off event will take place on Thursday, June 9 at Liberty Point from 5:00pm to 8:00pm. Philadelphia Flyers and Flyers Charities will be on hand with Gritty (6:00pm) and other fun surprises. This is the one and only event that will feature all 11 cocktails, plus Flyers’ fun, DJ and other surprises. Each Flyers Rowdy ‘Rita will be served in a special Flyers x Pride souvenir cup while supplies last.
The event is free and open to the public and family friendly. Anyone under 21 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Liberty Point will also host Our Night Out this evening, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm for those that want to keep the pride celebration going through the night! Our Night Out is a five dollar donation ahead and ten dollars at the door for the Delaware Valley Legacy Fund.
Additionally, FCM Hospitality will host the 2nd Annual Pride in the Park: Philly Gay Pride Day at Parks on Tap at Water Works, on Saturday, June 18th, from 12:00pm to 6:00pm. The Parks on Tap Cocktail for a Cause will be on hand and pouring all day!
DRINK THE RAINBOW
FCM properties can be found throughout the Philadelphia area, offering the perfect way to experience different tastes and neighborhoods in the spirit of diversity. The full list of drinks and venues for this year is as follows:
Red- Juno Mexican Grill – Rose-Blood
Bluecoat Elderflower Gin, Combier, Blood Orange, Rosemary, Fresno Pepper
(1033 Spring Garden St, Philadelphia)
Orange- Liberty Point – Flyers Rowdy ‘Rita
In Partnership with Philadelphia Flyers and Flyers Charities
Tequila, Triple Sec, Mango, Orange Lime
(211 S Christopher Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia)
Yellow – Morgan’s Pier – Crushin’ It
Grey Goose, Mango, Yellow Edition Red Bull
(221 N. Columbus Boulevard, Philadelphia)
Green – Harper’s Garden – Dill Wit It
Tito’s Vodka, Pressed Green Apple, Dill, Fennel, Lime
(31 S. 18th Street, Philadelphia)
Blue – Parks on Tap – Peachy Keen
Kiki Vodka, Blue Curacao, Peach Schnapps, White Cranberry, Lime
(Water Works, 640 Waterworks Drive, Philadelphia)
Purple – Lola’s Garden – Butterfly Gimlet
Bluecoat Gin, Cucumber, Basil, Lime, Butterfly-Pea Tea
(51 St Georges Rd, Ardmore)
Brown – Craft Hall – Pom-Pom Rumchata Cold Brew
Vanilla Vodka, Kahlua, Rumchata, Cold Brew Coffee
(901 N. Delaware Ave, Philadelphia, PA)
Black – Rosy’s Taco Bar – Margarita Negra
Don Julio Blanco Tequila, Combier, Lime, Activated Charcoal
(2220 Walnut Street, Philadelphia)
Pink – Concourse Dance Bar – Hubba Bubba
Vodka, Bubble Gum, Lemon, Soda
(1635, Back Entrance, Market St, Philadelphia)
Light Blue – Dolphin Tavern – Out to Sea
Blueberry Vodka, Blue Curacao, Lemon
(1539 S Broad St, Philadelphia)
White – The Garden at Cherry Street Pier – Frozen Spiked Lemonade
Kiki Vodka, Fresh Lemonade, Frozen
(121 N Columbus Boulevard, Philadelphia)
One dollar from all cocktails sold will be combined with the matching donation from Flyers Charities, and then divided up between four charities.
Reservations are encouraged for several locations. Signature cocktails are available during normal hours of operations, which vary based on location. Hours and days of operation may change due to weather and special events for outdoor venues. Guests are encouraged to visit an individual location’s website prior to visiting for specific house policies that may be in effect.