May 28, 2008
#10 – Hey why not, it's free! If you feel moved to donate, we'll be passing a hat around during the program where you can give as much or as little as you want. Food and soda are also provided and we'll have a cash bar.
#9 – Everyone is welcome! This is a family-friendly event in a wheelchair-accessible location. Childcare is provided offsite at a nearby community center. Drop your kids off and head to the Fez. We'll bring them there at the end of the night.
#8 – We're public transit and car accessible. Free parking is available in the restaurant's back lot and the Silver Line bus runs right down Washington Street, connecting to the Red, Orange and Green Lines and Dudley Square.
#7 – The fantastic music. Our playlist has been compiled from our diverse staff, board, members and youth, so there's bound to be something in the mix that appeals to you, or new music that piques your interest.
#6 – Bragging rights: Your friends and family will thank you for bringing them. Years down the line you can say, "Remember that time I brought you to the ACE party at the Red Fez?" and they will say, "OMG, that was great! You're the best!"
#5 - The food! Yummy Middle Eastern food from shish kebabs to baba ghanoush. And come on, who can possibly resist baklava?
#4 – Our outstanding Silent Auction filled with items from local artisans and businesses. Imagine the satisfaction of scoring a great deal on a massage session, a beautiful piece of artwork or a five-day-stay in Cape Cod?
#3 – It's fun! Whether you like relaxing on the outdoor patio, hanging at the bar with friends, chowing down at a table or playing board games in the back booths, we've got it all.
#2 – Celebrate the great work that's been done to further environmental justice in the past year. Our honorees have put a lot of energy and time into making our neighborhoods safer, the air cleaner and our public transit system more efficient. This is our chance to let them know how much we appreciate it. As a bonus, we take pride in a quick and meaningful program, allowing you as much free time as possible. Plus, there's none of that stuffy assigned seating stuff.
#1 – The people! Time and again, one of the top reasons our staff and members say they remain involved with ACE is the dedicated, hilarious and incredible people. Come meet some of us – we'd love to get to know you as well.