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 venues. "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.
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