FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 12th, 2023. Buffalo, NY– VIA: Visually Impaired Advancement is thrilled to announce its highly anticipated first annual, Cocktails in the Dark event. Set to take place on September 12th, 2023, at the 500 Seneca St Atrium from 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm.
Cocktails in the Dark promises an extraordinary evening of sensory exploration and community engagement. Guests will have the opportunity to indulge in cocktails, mocktails, and delectable hors-d’oeuvres. Highlighting the event will be interactive assistive technology demonstrations showcasing the innovative tools and advancements that empower individuals with visual impairments. Blindfolded beer, cocktail, and mocktail tastings add a fun twist while adding a unique sensory experience and raising awareness of the adversities the Blind and Visually Impaired communities face daily.
Cocktails in the Dark, inspired by VIA’s longstanding gala Dining in the Dark, is a smaller-sized event created to raise awareness and support for the Blind and Visually Impaired Community. Funds raised during the event will support VIA’s rehabilitation programs and services, ensuring that individuals with visual impairments receive the resources and assistance they need to thrive.
Tickets for this event are priced at $100.00 each, and for the special offer, two or more tickets can be purchased at $87.50 each. With limited availability, attendance is restricted to 240 guests. Interested individuals are encouraged to reserve their tickets promptly to ensure their participation in this impactful event.
About VIA: Visually Impaired Advancement – There is no denying a diagnosis with vision changes, or visual loss can present challenges. However, it does not change who you are, what you believe, or what you want to accomplish. For almost 120 years, VIA: Visually Impaired Advancement has provided rehabilitation and social services to individuals in Western New York who are visually impaired. We pride ourselves on being a comprehensive resource for people experiencing vision loss or who are legally blind to help them adapt to new ways of independence. Our team of vision professionals will customize services to help you manage vision loss at any age.
To learn more, visit:
Communications & Event Coordinator
VIA: Visually Impaired Advancement
1170 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14209
Phone: (716) 888- 4636