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Annual Nog Off

Tulsa District Business Association host the Annual First Lady Nog Off. All proceeds from the First Lady Nog Off benefit the Art Department of Emerson Elementary School.

Nog Off is a friendly contest between the Tulsa Arts District's restaurants and bars providing an unusual opportunity to sample the establishments' eggnog quaffs at one event. The festivities begin at 5 pm with a Sponsors’ Reception. This preliminary event will allow the Sponsors and their guests an opportunity to engage with Emerson staff and PTA members. For this special reception, there will be live entertainment, hors d'oeuvres, early access to the contestant nogs. At 6:15 pm, following the Glow on the Green tree lighting at the Guthrie Green the competition begins! Glogg, spiced mulled wine, has been added to the competition which is judged by all attendees.

There are two traveling trophies, one awarded for best Eggnog and one for best Glogg. General admission is $50. Sponsorships are available various levels starting at $500 to $5,000. Questions? Please contact First Lady Nog Off Committee Chair, Bob Fleischman at 918-527-8170 or

Emerson Elementary School is the only public Montessori school in the state of Oklahoma, located at 910 N. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. directly north of downtown Tulsa. Teachers and administrators at Emerson provide unique learning opportunities for students to succeed in the future, offering students many real-world connections and experiences in the Arts and a focus on STEAM Projects (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math.)

Through our 2017 patrons' generosity Emerson Elementary School was able to obtain the following supplies and experiences during their 2017-2018 school year: gingerbread house EXPO supplies; ceramics (bisque) and clay supplies for kiln; ceramics instructor, Art Concept books for the library; Tulsa PAC Curious George trip; 10 snare drum kits for 10 gallon buckets; 20 sets of drum sticks; instructor for Drumming Corps Club; Wikki Stix art competition; instructor for Choral Club; art supplies for visiting artist workshop and a trip to Crystal Bridges.

"All Tulsa Public Schools have experienced funding reductions. The various Arts programs tend to be some of the first affected. This includes both Performing and Visual Arts. In the Tulsa Arts District, we realize the daily influence The Arts have had on our successes. We believe in the power of The Arts to lift a person’s spirit and give them a meaning and drive in their life. For many of our individual business owners, the artistic opportunities provided them in their early years supplied the inspiration for a lifetime of personal and career satisfaction.” said Bob Fleischman, President of the Tulsa Arts District Business Association.


Stay tune for more information on the 2019 Nog Off!

Donation opportunities are as follows:

Presenting Level at $5,000—This package for 8 patrons includes limousine service to and from the event, admission to the Sponsors' Reception at 5 pm with all its amenities and the opportunity to present the winning trophies.

Eagle Level at $2,500—This package for 8 patrons includes Uber Service to and from the event and admission to the Sponsors' Reception at 5 pm with all its amenities.

Sponsor Level at $1,000—This package for 8 patrons includes admission to the Sponsors' Reception at 5 pm with all its amenities.

Patron Level at $500—This package for 4 patrons includes admission to the Sponsors' Reception at 5 pm with all its amenities.

General Admission $50—Participation for one patron to the NOG AND GLOGG OFF Competition at 6:15 pm.

The donations will be directed to Emerson Elementary School Art Department, through the PTA, at a 100 percent rate. The event is completely underwritten by Tulsa Arts District Business Association. Tickets and sponsor packages may be purchased by using the PayPal button below, or by check. Checks should be made out to Emerson Elementary School - PTA and sent or delivered to Tulsa Arts District Business Association Nog and Glogg Off—c/o Chrysalis, 7 E MB Brady Street, 74103 to complete your reservation. Please include a phone number and email address to receive your confirmation.

Advance purchase is required. Over 15 businesses will be competing for the titles!

2018 event sponsors include: Emerson Elementary PTA, Walsh Branding, Tulsa Arts District Owners' Association, Tulsa Arts District Business Association, Living Arts, Williams Companies, ONE Gas, Woody Guthrie Center, Tulsa Artists' Coalition and The Tulsa VOICE.

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