NEW YORK, May 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Continuing its support of the
revitalization of Lower Manhattan, Starbucks Coffee announced today that it
will be a signature sponsor of the second annual Tribeca Film Festival,
May 3 - 11, and will be the exclusive coffee provider throughout festival
"Starbucks is committed to the communities in which we do business," said
Daniel Lewis, regional spokesperson, Starbucks Coffee. "Our support of the
Tribeca Film Festival is reflected in the festival's mission -- to celebrate
New York City as a major filmmaking capital and to contribute to the long-term
recovery of Lower Manhattan."
Starbucks coffee will be available at the hospitality suite, select panel
discussions, gala parties, the Black Filmmaker Foundation reception, and at
additional venues throughout the festival. Starbucks Chill Patrol van will be
on the streets sampling Mocha Malt Frappuccino(R) blended coffee during the
Tribeca Family Festival, at the Drive-in movies on Pier 25 in Hudson River
Park, at the box office and other outdoor locations during the festival.
Starbucks is also the host of "Club Tribeca" during the Tribeca Family
Festival street fair on Saturday, May 10. Starbucks will have a cafe offering
fresh brewed coffee and other Starbucks beverages to attendees. Club Tribeca
will be featuring story tellers, jazz musicians and improv comedy.
In addition to the Tribeca Film Festival, Starbucks is also sponsoring a
variety of New York City community events this year, including the 2nd Annual
Downtown NYC River to River Festival, Networking Nights and P.S. ART, a
project of Children First Through the Arts.
About Starbucks Coffee Company
Starbucks Coffee Company is the leading retailer, roaster and brand of
specialty coffee in the world, with more than 6,000 retail locations in North
America, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East and the Pacific Rim. The
Company is committed to offering the highest quality coffee and the Starbucks
Experience while conducting its business in ways that produce social,
environmental and economic benefits for communities in which it does business.
In addition to its retail operations, the Company produces and sells bottled
Frappuccino(R) coffee drinks, Starbucks DoubleShot(TM) coffee drink, and a
line of superpremium ice creams through its joint venture partnerships. The
Company's other brands enhance the Starbucks Experience through best-of-class
products: Tazo Tea Company offers a line of innovative premium teas, and Hear
Music produces and distributes a line of exceptional compact discs.
SOURCE Starbucks Coffee Company