30th Annual Elegant Progressions: Together Again on Front Street
- Dates: December 3, 2021 - December 4, 2021
- Recurrence: Recurring daily
- Location: Evans Mansion & King Mansion
- Time: 6:30 PM to 10:30 PM
- Price: $250 per person; $95 for patrons under 40.
The progressive dinner event, being held on two separate evenings on December 3 and 4, 2021, will take place in two unique venues on the riverfront in Harrisburg, the historic Evans Mansion, and the historic King Mansion. This holiday kick-off event benefits the two hosting charitable organizations, the Historic Harrisburg Association (HHA), and the Kidney Foundation of Central Pennsylvania (KFCP).
The first course of hors d'oeuvres and aperitifs, by Mangia Qui, will take place in the restored Norman-style mansion, now home to Kristine and Alex Hartzler. The property was built in 1925 for lawyer Berne H. Evans and his family. The Hartzlers, who received a preservation award from HHA in 2017 for their renovation of the property, have graciously opened their doors to our guests for two entire evenings.
Following the Evans Mansion, guests will then make their way next door to the newly renovated and spacious King Mansion, for a sit-down candlelight dinner followed by desserts, both provided by JDK Catering, placed throughout the mansion's many decorative rooms. Designed by architect Frank Gordon Fahnestock Jr., famous for his designs of the Temple Ohev Sholom on North Front Street and William Penn Hotel on Market Street, the historic King Mansion also received a preservation award for its renovation in 2005. Owner Marc Kurowski has donated the considerable space for this charitable event.
Attire: Holiday elegance or black tie preferred.
General admittance per person cost is $250 per ticket and attendees are encouraged to "leave their wallets at home," as the tickets are all-inclusive and cover food, beverages, and parking for the evening. There is also a discounted "younger patrons initiative" thanks to the presenting sponsor, The Hall Foundation, offering $95 tickets for patrons under 40. Tickets can be purchased online at www.ElegantProgressions.org and information about the event or sponsorship packages can be found at the same website, or by calling the Historic Harrisburg Association at (717) 233-4646.