Up On the Roof Cocktail Party

By: Jason Ruiter

Daily Local News

One of the best views of downtown West Chester during Super Weekend may just be on top of a parking garage, as the Up on the Roof Event invites all to join in a cocktail party from 7 – 11 p.m. on June 5.

The 8th annual party on the top level of the Bicentennial Garage (20 S. High St.) will have a summer theme as guests can choose from a variety of beverages including wine, beer, and the Rooftop Martini, which is “always a highlight” for party guests, according to Tracy Sammarone, chairwoman of the Up on the Roof Committee.

“I always encourage people to come with friends. It’s a great way to have a fun night out together.” Sammarone said. “I’m guessing that not too many people ever take the time to go to the top floor to see the rooftops of West Chester. It really is quite beautiful.”

Sammarone said it is easy for guests at the party to forget they are on a parking garage level because the committee creates a party venue complete with decorations, tables, and a raffle. There will also be live music provided by Legal Properties and Toner Sound as well as appetizers and desserts from Barnaby’s and Landmark Americana.

“As live music is performing: people socialize, drink their cocktails, and try out the great foods that are offered,” Sammarone said. “If we are as lucky as we were last year, the sky will be perfectly clear and the stars will shine.”

The Up on the Roof Event also serves as a joint fundraiser for the West Chester Business Improvement District and the West Chester Downtown Foundation to promote the beautification of downtown West Chester. Last year about 250 people attended the event and it raised over $12,000.

“Not only do we offer a great party for our community to attend, but their financial support will help to keep their downtown clean, green and vital,” said Sammarone, a board member of the West Chester Downtown Foundation.

For information to attend the event visit www.downtownwestchester.com or call 610-738-3350; cost is $75 per person, if payment is made before June 2. The committee may also accept guests at the door for a cost of $80, but space is limited. If it rains on the day of the event, the party will be moved a floor below the roof level.