First Friday: One goal, drink up to be charitable

Two organizations that cater to young professionals are pairing up for one special event at this week’s First Friday.

Drink Philly is celebrating the one-year anniversary of its monthly First Friday party. The business is partnering (and partying) with the Lemon Society, a local offshoot of Alex’s Lemonade Stand for 21-and-over professionals.

“We figured if we were going to celebrate, why not raise money for a great cause?” said Drink Philly founder Adam Schmidt.

Drink Philly was created two years ago when Schmidt was a “broke college student” and made a spreadsheet of local happy hours for personal use. The Lemon Society was similarly created by happy accident. “It started in 2009 as a group of people that work for [Alex’s Lemonade Stand],” coordinator Erin Ohlsen said.