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Party with the Gang from Spatchcock Funk for a Good Cause on June 21 at Heritage Hill Brewhouse

This summer will feature a fundraiser supporting public television programming. WCNY, Central New York’s public communications organization, is teaming up with Spatchcock Funk to throw the ultimate party, Smoke-a-Palooza, taking place on Friday, June 21 from 6-10 p.m. at Heritage Hill Brewhouse.

The event features meet-and-greets with the Spatchcock squad, unlimited beers and seltzers, appetizers, BBQ dinner stations, dessert, cigars, flash tattoos, and live music from the legendary national band, Sophistafunk. Cocktail hour starts at 6 p.m., followed by the dinner stations opening at 7 p.m.

Tickets are available for $99/ticket until June 3, after which they will be priced at $125/ticket.

“We love to throw parties, and the best ones happen when you’re throwing them for the right mission, like supporting the great, educational, and downright fun programming on WCNY,” said Matt Read, co-founder and host of Spatchcock Funk.

“We’re so excited to share the experience we create on the show with people in real life, giving us a chance to connect, trade ideas, and share recipes with anyone who wants to support WCNY and this show we’re trying to build,” said Alex DeRosa, co-founder and director of Spatchcock Funk.

Smoke-a-Palooza is presented by the William G. Pomeroy Foundation.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit

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About WCNY

WCNY was founded in 1965 as The Educational Television Council of Central New York. Today, it is a public communications organization that produces content across multiple platforms, including television and radio programs, dynamic web and targeted email content, the WCNY CONNECT magazine, and social media. Through its media platforms, in-person and virtual events, WCNY brings local coverage and educational services to Central New Yorkers. WCNY operates four digital, pledge-free broadcast television channels and three radio stations. Classic FM is one of the few radio stations in the world dedicated to locally programmed classical music, and Community FM features local people and local perspectives on immigration, education, veterans, health, arts, science and culture. Learn more at


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