Historic Harrisburg Association and The Kidney Foundation of Central Pennsylvania kick off the holiday season with the 30th annual Elegant Progressions Dinner Dec. 3 and 4.
A Harrisburg tradition, the event takes place on two nights and functions as an upscale progressive dinner, where guests move from location to location over the course of the night.
For 2021, the theme is, “Together Again on Front Street,” featuring two of Front Street’s most spectacular historic mansions with elegant catering, live music, and the satisfaction of supporting two important community causes.
Hors d’oeuvre and Aperitifs | The Evans-Hartzler Mansion
One of Harrisburg’s most significant preservation successes is that of Kristine and Alex Hartzler’s stunning restoration of the Norman-style mansion built at 2333 N Front Street in 1925 for lawyer Berne H. Evans and his family. After many years of use as an office building, its acquisition by the Hartzlers and its reconversion to residential use included a full interior restoration and removal of a conspicuous 1960s addition that hid much of the elegant original architecture.
Formal Dinner and Gourmet Desserts | The King-Kurowski Mansion
Deemed the height of 1920’s extravagance in Harrisburg’s residential architecture is the lavish Renaissance-revival-style palace built in 1926 for Rose and Horace King and their six children. It was converted to office use by Merchants and Business Mens Mutual Insurance Company, which added a major addition in 1947. It was purchased from subsequent owners in 2017 by J. Marc Kurowski, whose extensive interior restoration has created Central PA’s premier wedding and events venue, while housing the headquarters of Marc’s firm, K&W Engineers, on upper floors.
Elegant Progressions is a fundraiser for both Historic Harrisburg Association and The Kidney Foundation of Central Pennsylvania. Proceeds are split between the two nonprofit organizations dedicated to “restoring and sustaining lives in our community and the life of our community.”
Hors d’oeuvres and apertifis provided by Mangia Qui at The Evans-Hartzler Mansion.
JDK Catering provides a gourmet candlelight dinner and desserts throughout The King-Kurowski Mansion’s beautifully decorated rooms.
Attend Elegant Progressions
All-inclusive tickets are $250 (covering food, beverage, entertainment, and parking) and can be purchased here for your choice of Friday or Saturday night.
Note: If you are under 40, there is a special “Younger Patron” pricing at $95 — more than half-price! Sounds like a good date night to me! We’ll be there on Friday.
Dress for Elegant Progressions is formal.
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Sponsorship packages also are available.