Oct
3
5:00 PM17:00

BCA Dorm Dinner

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Binghampton Christian Academy (BCA) is home to 140 students Pre-K through 8th grade from the impoverished Binghampton community. One of the most unique aspects of this school is their residential program, the only one of its kind in Memphis. The highest-needs students are housed in the on-campus boys and girls dorms. Their mission is to nurture and teach these inner city children spiritually, mentally, and physically.

Ptolemy is partnering with BCA to serve dinner to their dorm students on Thursday, October 3. If you’re interested in attending and helping (volunteers should arrive around 5pm to set up) or would like to donate to help fund this dinner, please contact Philanthropy Chair Kelly Acree. Add this event to your Google calendar.

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Oct
26
8:00 PM20:00

Ptolemy Fall Party 2019

Celebrate Halloween with us in the heart of Overton Square, upstairs at Local on the Square! Wear your favorite costume and join us for a night you won’t forget!

This party is open to all Ptolemy members and guests alike, so invite your friends, coworkers, or cool strangers on the street — you know it's going to be a good time!

Music will be provided by DJ Tree so get ready to get down on the dance floor! We will of course have an open bar and delicious late-night snacks by Local will be provided as well!

Ptolemy members — this event is included with your membership, so please pay your dues before Fall Party!! Guest tickets will be $60 at the door. ***EARLY BIRD GUEST TICKETS AVAILABLE FOR A LIMITED TIME FOR $45!!! Make sure to invite your friends so they can snag this great deal while it lasts!!

We hope to see you and all your friends on October 26th dressed to impress or scare! HIP HIP!

Check out the Facebook event or add to your Google calendar.

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Sep
21
1:00 PM13:00

Ptolemy Poker Run 2019

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Come out to Overton Square for Ptolemy’s annual Poker Run fundraiser benefiting the Carnival Memphis Children’s Charities! This fun event is a progressive party that’s part bar crawl and part poker game. We’ll have food & drink specials, prizes for best and worst poker hands, lots of great raffle prizes, and a silent auction full of items you won’t want to miss!

This event is open to anyone and everyone — the more people we bring in, the more money we can donate to the children’s charities! Please bring a friend or 10!!

  • Registration & Stop 1: Local on the Square  (1:00-2:30 pm)

  • Stop 2: Saltwater Crab (2:30-3:30 pm)

  • Stop 3 & Prizes: LBOE (3:30-5:00 pm)

    Don’t worry if you’re late — you can join us at any stop!!

Poker hands will be for sale 1 for $20 (includes raffle ticket + giveaway item) or 3 for $50 (includes 5 raffle tickets + giveaway item). You’ll get new cards at each stop to complete and “play” your poker hand(s) at the end! 

There is no limit to how many hands you can purchase, and additional raffle tickets are only $1! Added bonus: extra raffle tickets will be included if you purchase poker hands with cash! You don’t have to know a thing about Poker to come play with us, and the walking distance is less than 0.3 miles! We hope to see you there!

Check out the Facebook event and add to your Google calendar.

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Sep
9
6:00 PM18:00

Royalty Info Session #2

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Interested in learning more about Ptolemy Royalty? Please join past and current royals who will give an overview and answer any questions you have. Our second Royalty Info Session is on September 9th at 6:00pm at the home of Queen Natalie Davis (1929 Oliver Ave).

Why be "queen for a day" when you can reign during an entire Carnival season? In keeping with the longstanding tradition of selecting a group of royalty to represent the Krewe during Carnival Week, each year we bestow the honor (and the crown!) of representing Ptolemy as a King, Queen, Duchess or Flagman to a group of members who have shown interest and who have proven themselves worthy of leading our Krewe through the Carnival Week.

Come learn more!! Dying to be a duchess and need the deets, new to Ptolemy and want to know more, or just never quite understood the “royalty” part of our Krewe, these meetings are for you. The 2020 royalty selection process will take place in October.

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Sep
5
6:00 PM18:00

Royalty Info Session #1

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Interested in learning more about Ptolemy Royalty? Please join past and current royals who will give an overview and answer any questions you have. Our first Royalty Info Session is on September 5th at 6:00pm at the home of Queen Natalie Davis (1929 Oliver Ave).

Why be "queen for a day" when you can reign during an entire Carnival season? In keeping with the longstanding tradition of selecting a group of royalty to represent the Krewe during Carnival Week, each year we bestow the honor (and the crown!) of representing Ptolemy as a King, Queen, Duchess or Flagman to a group of members who have shown interest and who have proven themselves worthy of leading our Krewe through the Carnival Week.

Come learn more!! Dying to be a duchess and need the deets, new to Ptolemy and want to know more, or just never quite understood the “royalty” part of our Krewe, these meetings are for you. The 2020 royalty selection process will take place in October.

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Aug
10
3:00 PM15:00

Ptolemy Annual Meeting Party

Ptolemy's 2019 annual meeting party will take place on Saturday, August 10 at 3:00pm at the home of Allie and Bailey Rihner. All Krewe members are invited and encouraged to join us as we kick off another fabulous Ptolemy year! 

Krewe announcements and Board slate presentation will take place at 4:00pm. Your new 2019-2020 Board will be announced as we thank outgoing Board members for their commitment to our Krewe! 

Drinks and snacks will be provided by your current Board. Bring your swimsuit and towel if you'd like to cool off in the pool! A big thanks to the Rihners for their generous hospitality!

Check out the Facebook event or add to your Google calendar.

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Jul
23
6:00 PM18:00

July Happy Hour

Join us at Cafe Ole (959 S Cooper St) for Ptolemy's July Happy Hour! We’ll have specials on margaritas, beer and appetizers for our group. Members, prospectives and guests are welcome!

Been thinking about joining Ptolemy, but want to know more? Happy hours are a great opportunity to meet members in a casual environment and learn more about our Krewe!

Check out the Facebook event or add to your Google calendar.

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Jul
11
6:00 PM18:00

Ptolemy Prospective Member Happy Hour

Do you have a friend or coworker that would be a good fit for Ptolemy?! Pass along their contact info to Membership Chair Joel Mosby and he’ll reach out with information about our Krewe and this upcoming happy hour.

We all know the best way to get to know Ptolemy is by coming out to our events and summer is a great time for friends to come check us out before the year officially kicks off with Annual Meeting in August (date coming soon)! In addition to our regular July and August happy hours, your Chair will be hosting a prospective member happy hour on July 11. This will be an intimate group of people who are interested in joining Ptolemy plus some involved members, royalty and board members who will entertain and answer any questions they may have. Please let us know if you know someone who should be invited to this event!!

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Jun
19
6:00 PM18:00

Ptolemy Happy Hour

Join us at the beautifully newly remodeled Venice Kitchen (previously Old Venice, 368 Perkins Extd) for Ptolemy's June Happy Hour! We’ll have 1/2 price drink specials for our group (4-8pm), including 1/2 off glasses of wine, domestic draft beers and well drinks. Members, prospectives and guests welcome!

Check out the Facebook event.

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Jun
6
8:00 PM20:00

Ptolemy Roaring '20s Clubroom

Celebrate Ptolemy's 20th year and dress in your finest Speakeasy Chic attire for Ptolemy Clubroom on Thursday, June 6 at the University Club.

This is one of our most fun parties of the year and you won’t want to miss it!! Each paid membership includes two tickets and additional/guest tickets will be available at the door for $60 each. Open bar includes beer and wine, plus cash liquor bar available. Check out the Facebook event.

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Jun
1
5:30 PM17:30

Princess Ball & Ptolemy Pre-Party

  • 6202 Quince Road Memphis, TN, 38119 United States (map)
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Please join us to kick off Carnival Week with a Ptolemy pre-party hosted by Joel Mosby & Luke VanHoose (6202 Quince Rd).  Party attire is summer cocktail (seersucker and bowties encouraged)! Light pre-party appetizers will be provided by your Board and drinks by the 2019-2020 Royalty group. 

Make sure and introduce yourself to our Ptolemy Princess Lauren Moore during the pre-party! Lauren is the daughter of members Kim & Ron Cribb and is representing Ptolemy this year as a Princess of Carnival Memphis. Hip! Hip!

At 7:00pm, we’ll all head over to the Hunt & Polo Club (650 S Shady Grove Rd) for Princess Ball. Admission is included for all paid Ptolemy members and there will be a cash bar. Great music from Mark Anderson’s Party Train will accompany a fantastic night of dancing, hors d’oeuvres and all the candied bacon you can eat! Check out the Facebook event.  *Ptolemy will not host a parking lot party at Princess Ball.*

This will be a fun night that you won’t want to miss!!

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May
31
to Jun 7

Carnival Week

Join 2019 Carnival King, Queen, and President for the biggest week of Carnival Memphis!

Carnival and Krewe Royalty, Boll Weevils, and others will be visiting various nonprofits, including the Carnival Children's Charities, throughout the week. The schedule for these "Day Runs" will be posted here when announced.

Krewes will host "Clubroom" parties Sunday-Thursday nights. Check events for more info.

The annual Carnival check presentation to the Children's Charities will be on Wednesday, June 5. 

Read more about the 2019 Carnival Memphis Children's Charities.

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May
7
6:00 PM18:00

Ptolemy Happy Hour at the U Club

Join us at the University Club (1346 Central Ave), Ptolemy’s unofficial home away from home, for some porch drinking and bocce ball! Members and serious perspectives welcome.

We’ll have complimentary hors d’oeuvres plus $3 house wine, beer and well drinks, courtesy of our friends at the U Club.  Big thanks to Selden Humphreys for helping get us this sweet deal! 

Check out the Facebook event or add to your Google Calendar.

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May
4
5:00 PM17:00

2019 Boll Weevil Party

The Secret Order of the Boll Weevils request your presence at the Boll Weevil Party honoring the King, Queen and President of Carnival Memphis! Join the “Mischief Makers of Carnival” for their annual GREEN bash at Young Ave Deli (2119 Young Ave) on May 4, from 5-8pm. Music by Gerry Finnery & Friends and green cocktail attire is suggested. Tickets include food and OPEN BAR and will be $60 in advance and $70 at the door.

View the invitation, check out the Facebook event or pre-purchase tickets now.

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May
4
10:00 AM10:00

Phoenix Games

Please come and cheer on Ptolemy as they compete in this year's Phoenix Games – think adult field day! Help Ptolemy win the coveted 1st Place trophy by decorating the Wizard of Oz themed tent, participating in the games, and bidding on the Queen's Swag Bag. The event will be at the Mid-South IEC (2814 Stage Center Drive) and begins at 10am. This is a family friendly event. Admission is $40 for adults — BYOB and lunch is included in the ticket price. 

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Apr
13
7:00 PM19:00

Phoenix Karaoke Party

All are invited to attend this fun event hosted by the Grand Krewe of Phoenix at Zaman Grotto (7818 East Holmes Road). Anyone can enter the karaoke competition, or you can cheer on our new royalty group as they compete against the other krewes in a variety of categories. Tickets are $60 at the door and include hors d'oveures and OPEN BAR. Check out the Facebook event for more info, song lists and rules.

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Apr
6
7:30 PM19:30

Krewes For Kids

Presented by Carnival Memphis and the Grand Krewes, this Children’s Charities fundraiser is located in the exciting new Crosstown Concourse Theater (1350 Concourse Ave). It's a night to play.party.give! Everyone is invited to this super fun event with extensive silent auction and many Ptolemy members will attend! The event is cocktail attire and your $100 ticket includes admission, beer and wine. Check out the Facebook event or add to your Google Calendar or buy tickets now!

Help Ptolemy make a difference and consider donating at least one item to the K4K silent auction. There is no donation too large or small. Please email Ptolemy Chair Joe Gordon with questions or to donate item(s). There will not be a wine pull this year, but there will be lots of great silent auction items to bid on!

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Mar
30
7:30 PM19:30

Ptah Black Tie Tennis Shoe

All members are invited support our new Ptolemy Royalty group as they perform in this unique skit competition at Al Chymia Shrine (5770 Shelby Oaks Dr). $60 ticket includes entertainment and hors d'oveures. Dress is exactly as it sounds, black tie with tennis shoes – you can even enter your own whacky decorated shoes for judging if you want! View the invitation or add to your Google Calendar.

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Mar
26
6:30 PM18:30

Queen Bees Wine & Cheese Event

This annual fundraiser for the Carnival Children's Charities is hosted by the Royal Society of Queen Bees at Sheffield Antiques Mall (684 W Poplar Ave). Anyone is welcome to attend this event and your $25 ticket at the door includes drinks and snacks plus discounted shopping and fun prizes. Check out the Facebook event, view the invitation or add to your Google Calendar.

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Mar
23
8:00 PM20:00

Ptolemy Coronation

Join the Grand Krewe of Ptolemy for the best party of the year as we reveal and celebrate our 2019-2020 Royalty Group at the University Club of Memphis (1346 Central Ave).

Wear your finest black tie attire and enjoy entertainment by The Dantones, hors d’oeuvres, beer and wine included with your $60 ticket (cash liquor bar available). Each paid Ptolemy membership includes two tickets (plus ones may not be gifted, member must be present to use tickets). Guest tickets can be purchased here or they will be available at the door.

Check out the Facebook event or add to your Google Calendar.

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Mar
20
6:00 PM18:00

Ptolemy Happy Hour

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Join us at The Cove Cocktail & Oyster Bar (2559 Broad Ave) for Ptolemy's March Happy Hour. Karaoke kicks off at 7:30pm for those that want to show off their skills!

We’ll have specials for our group, including $4 Sailor Jerry, $2 PBR, $4 Wells til 7 PM, and new seafood dips on special. Members, prospectives and guests welcome!

Check out the Facebook event or add to your Google Calendar.

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Feb
9
6:00 PM18:00

Ptolemy Medallion Party

Join us as we recognize and celebrate the newest members of the Grand Krewe of Ptolemy! 2018 Carnival President Ginger and Dabney Collier have generously offered to host us at their home (1785 Harbert Ave). New members will receive their medallions (presentation at 7:30pm) and members please wear your medallions and cocktail attire. Hors d’oeuvres, beer and wine included. This is a member +1 only event, please. Check out the Facebook event.

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