Preakness at the Piazza

· Northern Liberties
· Saturday, May 17, 2014
· 5pm - 10pm

The 2nd Annual Preakness at the Piazza is guaranteed to be the highlight of the spring season in Philadelphia!  Join the National Multiple Sclerosis Society on Saturday, May 17 from 5– 10 p.m. at the Piazza at Schmidt’s for a viewing party of the 139th Preakness Stakes. 

Preakness at the Piazza invites young professionals from Philadelphia to dress in their finest Derby attire for this year’s new fashion contest. Categories include Best Hat, Best Couple, Best Shoes and Best-Dressed Male and Female. Our special guests judges include Maria Papadakis (, Susie Celek (Skin Palette), Seun Olubodun (Duke and Winston), Natalie Egenolf (Phillies Nation TV), and two more special surprise judges to be named soon.  Our red carpet hosts include Gina Gannon (Tango Traffic), Miss Philadelphia 2014 Diamond Edmonds, and Miss Philadelphia 2013 Francesca Ruscio. 

Another anticipated new highlight to this year’s Preakness at the Piazza is Boyds Philadelphia’s VIP Pre-Party for media and early bird ticketholders. On Wednesday, April 30th from 6 – 8 p.m., guests can enjoy complimentary bites and specialty cocktails while mingling with the city’s most fashionable crowd. Boyds is generously donating a portion of the night’s proceeds to the National MS Society. 

Tickets are on sale now at $75 for General Admission and $100 for VIP, with ticket discounts offered for couples and groups of two and more.  For more information, please visit   To receive the latest updates, follow on Twitter and Instagram @PreaknessPiazza and on Facebook at  

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