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June 19th, 2019

A graphic that reads, "The Kennedy Center Brewfest: Raising The Bar For Autism - Good Times For A Good Cause" with multi-colored shapes in the background.

The Kennedy Center is “raising the bar” for children, teens and adults with Autism at this year’s revamped Brewfest on Thursday, July 18 at The Hops Company (THC) in Derby.

From 6 to 9 p.m., guests will enjoy a casual summer evening at THC, with open bar for beer and wine, food, silent auction and live music by the Merwin Mountain Band.

All proceeds from the Brewfest support The Kennedy Center’s Autism programs for children, teens, adults and families in New Haven and Fairfield Counties.

This year’s Brewfest will serve as a kick-off to The Kennedy Center’s expansion of local Autism supports to meet changing needs.

“The children who walked through the doors of The Autism Project 12 years ago are now young adults, navigating new challenges,” said Kennedy Center President and CEO Rick Sebastian. “Our transition and employment services are growing to meet those needs. In addition, we are launching comprehensive supports for families who may struggle in finding the best opportunities for their children.”

The Brewfest will also build momentum for the annual 5k Autism SpectRun in Fairfield. Guests can sign up during the evening to participate in the run on Sunday, Sept. 8 at Jennings Beach.

Tickets for the BrewFest start at $60, followed by a $100 Hero Level and a $150 Champion Level. Attendees must be at least 21 years of age.

Click here to purchase your tickets and learn about our sponsorship opportunities.

We can't wait to see you on July 18!