EVENT: Grand opening of CRAFT Bar and Grill
WHEN: Tuesday, 7 January YC122, 1900 NEST-til
WHERE: CRAFT, Tebu Amkhiman, Tanoo
WHO: Everyone not set red to Viavant or banned from the Tebu
WHY: Fundraising for storm victims of Moisant, Octanneve V
Last September, the city of Moisant on Octanneve V was destroyed by a hurricane, resulting in thousands of lives lost, hundreds of thousands of residents displaced, and billions of local currency in property damage.
We have been rebuilding and resettling the area, and now that the survivors have been rehoused either back in the city or at temporary locations, we are turning our attention to raising funds for our ongoing redevelopment projects.
One idea was the establishment of a restaurant aboard the Tebu Amkhiman, which is run by our friends and allies in LUMEN and at which Viavant has a significant presence. The restaurant is named CRAFT and will feature drinks and dishes from Moisant’s rich cultural heritage, as well as favorites from across the cluster.
The bar will be run and staffed by displaced residents from Moisant. Most of its profits will be used to help the rebuilding efforts back home. Additionally, we hope that exposure to Moisant’s culture will generate and maintain interest in the city’s recovery.
CRAFT will have its grand opening on 7 January in the new year. The event will start at 1900 NEST, where we will begin with a traditional procession (known locally as a “second line”) and live music provided by displaced musicians.
If you won’t be able to make the 1900 start time, we encourage you to attend when you can. The grand opening will run til late, and footage of the procession will be recorded and shared.
The date of 7 January was chosen because it is the start of Moisant’s “Carnival” season, which in YC122 will run until 25 February (Yoiul calendar). We may develop more fundraising activities and events throughout the Carnival season.
Attendance is open to everyone who is not classed as “red” to Viavant. These individuals will be unable to access the venue, as they’ll be stopped by our AI. If you are unsure whether you are red to Viavant, you are welcome to ask.
Additionally, if you are barred from the Tebu Amkhiman, you will be unable to attend this event. (The Tebu is a freeport, and to my knowledge only one individual and his associates are currently banned from it. – EDIT: Two individuals.)
We hope to see you there. I’ll share more details about the food and drink menus, musicians, and other features of the event as they become available.
Astaire Irawakeri Quatrevaux
Guardian, Moisant, Octanneve V