Last Friday is Water Street’s greatest gift promoting unique local art and crafts perfect for gift giving with Sip, Shop & Be Merry including free photos with Santa while giving back to Toys For Tots, Coats4Cookes, Sunrise Children’s Foundation and Fraternity of the Desert Bighorn.
HENDERSON, NV (November 20, 2017) – Last Friday, Just Add Water Street continues to ignite Water Street with crowds supporting “Shop Local” in November, highlighting small businesses, crafts and artists just in time for one of the biggest shopping days of the year! The month of November is also National Giving Month and Last Friday has also organized a toy drive as an official drop location for TOYS FOR TOTS as well as Coats4Cookies, truly embracing the spirit of the season.
Locals are encouraged to bring a new, unwrapped toy for TOYS FOR TOTS for children in need or gently used coats, socks, blankets or warm clothes to benefit Coats4Cookies benefitting the homeless. In exchange of any new toy or gently used item, the pastry chefs at STK Las Vegas at The Cosmopolitan, Buddy V.’s at The Venetian and Rolling in Dough Bakery are baking cookies as a thank you. Cookies will also be sold with 100% of the proceeds benefitting Coats4Cookies.
This month’s event will also continue to feature the much-celebrated Friday Night Food Challenge, hosted by Season 12 Hell’s Kitchen Winner, Chef Scott Commings. The foodie challenge consists of a series of secret ingredients and items preselected to prepare 3 menu items in 45 minutes or less then judged by three local judges rotated monthly. The judges are food writers, critics, members of media or industry related professionals.
This month, our competing chefs are Chef Edward Tallman formally of Border Grill, featured on Discovery Channel’s “Vegas Rat Rods” and current Culinary Food Truck Coordinator for Food Network’s “The Great Food Truck Race” competing against Chef Robert Lomeli, current Executive Chef at Double Barrel Roadhouse inside Monte Carlo Hotel- Resort- Casino on the Las Vegas Strip.
The live music line up for this event includes three performances including singer/songwriter Kathleen Burgoon and Jason Rex, Stephen Todd Tracy and Peter Lacasia, also kicking off our Last Friday event by performing the national anthem.
In addition to the Toys for Tots and Coats & Cookies charitable benefactors, Last Friday is sponsoring Sunrise Children’s Foundation (http://sunrisechildren.org/events.php) and Fraternity of the Desert Bighorn (http://www.desertbighorn.com/) to participate and donating proceeds to each charity.
As always, general admission to the Last Friday, JAWS Festival is complimentary but there is also a VIP experience available at $30.00 per person with sponsored drinks by Helix Vodka and a complimentary food and dessert ticket from a participating food truck or foodie pop up.
Last Friday was founded to resurrect and celebrate the community’s emerging arts and culture and sponsored by The City of Henderson and a few other deep seeded Henderson community driven partners such as the Las Vegas Weekly, Findlay Las Vegas Volkswagen. This month, Last Friday is sponsored by 2 Henderson community leaders, M Resort and Findlay Volkswagen Henderson. M Resort is also scheduled to host the official Last Friday, Just Add Water Street After Party this evening from 9:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. at the Ravello Lounge inside the resort with free admission, drink specials and a live band featuring music from top 40 to the 80’s & 90’s.
About City of Henderson
Incorporated in 1953, Henderson is Nevada’s second largest city with more than 302,000 residents. Henderson is a premier city, nationally recognized for its stunning parks, trails, master-planned communities, outstanding quality of life and patriotic past. Recognized as one of America’s Best Places to Live (MONEY and Liveability.com), one of America’s Best Cities (Business Week), one of the top six safest cities in America (Forbes, InsuranceProviders.com, Law Street Media, Movato.com), and a Bicycle Friendly Community (League of American Bicyclists), Henderson is a progressive and vibrant city committed to maintaining premier amenities and services for all who choose to live, learn, work and play in Henderson…a place to call home.
About Last Friday, Just Add Water Street
Last Friday is a community-centric initiative to inspire an ongoing effort between all sectors of Henderson both private and public with the historic Water Street District in the City of Henderson for the betterment of sustainable community growth while giving back. We look to cultivate and create a community driven, family-friendly event that inspires meaningful relationships and opportunities for all. Our plan is that Last Friday, Just Add Water Street aligns with those organizations, groups, and individuals who are engaged across all Southern Nevada for the betterment of creating a diverse yet meaningful experience. Visit www.justaddwaterstreet.com. Follow Last Friday on Facebook at www.facebook.com/justaddwaterstreet, Instagram @LastFridayHenderson, and Twitter @_justaddwaterst #JAWSNV
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