There wouldn’t be a Wine at Sunset in any form without the inspiration of Michele Barnycz, a Friends’ board member, and her husband Danny, who, as he says, liked to drink wine.  Their good friend Dr. Levi Watkins, a Patterson Park lover, joined the planning team and brought along their friends! Our founders were so committed they even catered the food for several years! They brought in their park-loving friends at the original Chesapeake Wine Company – Mitchell Pressman and Debbie Jones. Rob Fahey has provided the tunes for all 13 events, and joins us again this year!

Although the event has grown, it still attracts great people brought together by their love for Patterson Park. Kicking off the summer season with Friends can’t be beat. We gather at the park’s historic marble fountain, dedicated to the memory of Dr. Watkins at the 2015 event. Ron and Jeni Howard, great friends to the park, have taken up the co-hosting duties for the event and we look forward to another great year together in 2018.