Bethesda Green Happy Hour at Black's Feb 4

A big crowd showed up for the Bethesda Green First Thursday Happy Hour.

We hosted a wonderful Bethesda Green First Thursday Happy Hour at Black’s Bar & Kitchen last Thursday, February 4. Approximately 75 people came by to mingle and discuss green issues – not to mention the impending snowstorm. The area between the bar and the wall adjacent to the patio was packed with folks.

Black’s provided free appetizers and snacks.

Dave Heffernan, communications director for Bethesda Green, gave a quick welcome and introduced At-Large County Council Member and Bethesda Green Co-Chair George Leventhal, who spoke briefly and thanked the volunteers for their support.

Ralph Smith and George Leventhal

Bethesda Green volunteer Ralph Smith and Co-Chair George Leventhal

I talked to a solar entrepreneur, some architects and LEED designers, and a few energy efficiency/audit folks — as well as many Bethesda Green regulars. There’s always an exciting vibe at these happy hours, because everyone there is working toward a greener, more sustainable future.

Gabriela Zamora won the raffle for the $100 Gift Certificate to use at Black’s Bar & Kitchen or any of the other restaurants in their group.

Mark your calendars: The next First Thursday Happy Hour will be at Flanagan’s Harp & Fiddle, March 4 from 5 to 8 p.m. at 4844 Cordell Ave. in Bethesda. There might be some green beer for the green crowd — join us!

Barbara Silverman, Nuray Anahtar and Dave Feldman

Bethesda Green Executive Director Dave Feldman with interior designer Barbara Silverman (L) and architect Nuray Anahtar (center).