Christmas time is not the time to be caught being stingy, if only on the off chance that ghosts will visit you in the dead of night (or singing Muppets, either scenario is pretty frightening). Unfortunately for Jane Fonda, former 60s bombshell, and daughter of legendary Henry Fonda, she might be crowned this year's Grinchette. Her charity, the epynomous Jane Fonda Foudation, valued at nearly $800,000, has not donated a cent in five years. The charity allegedly made a paltry contribution of $1,000 to the Altanta Obstetric and Gynecological Society. Curiously, just because the foundation made no donation does not mean that the charity was idle. On the contrary--reports show that the foundation made 166 trades, netting about $2,200.
Spencer Rubin, the innovator behind Melt Shop, has one mission and one mission only: bowl over New Yorkers with the best grilled cheese sandwiches. The driving force behind the Melt Shop has been obtaining fresh, enticing ingredients and blasting them full of flavor and deliciousness. Whatever Spencer is doing, it seems to be working: in a tough economic climate, two more locations have opened in addition to
This holiday season, the Melt Shop is taking a moment to donate their success to those who are less fortunate. The United States Marine Corps Toys for Tots is parterning with the sandwich mogul to give to children in need. From December 12th to December 24th, when you buy a side order of shop tots for $2.95, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to Toys for Tots. If you ever needed an excuse to eat tots, now's your chance. Get 'em while they're hot!
With the holidays in full swing, it’s a perfect time to think about ways to give back! A POSITIVE SPIN is hosting an online fundraising auction from December 9 through December 22 that aims to benefit Give a Beat & We Are Movement, two programs which use electronic music to make a positive impact in the lives of youth.
The auction, which can be found at www.32auctions.com/APositiveSpin, features amazing items donated by The BPM Festival, Dubspot, Fool’s Gold Records, Fusicology, Goldenvoice, HARD, House of Blues, Insomniac, Krewella, LED, Major Lazer, Mysteryland USA, Native Instruments, Pattern Bar, Pioneer, Ultra Music Festival, USC Events & more.
It is with a heavy heart we report that over Thanksgiving week beloved Druken Munkey employee, Buddhi Thapa, was fatally struck and killed by an SUV, just blocks away from the restaurant. He leaves behind a wife and four young children who just recently moved stateside from Nepal to be with their father.
Although nothing can heal the wounds of tradgedy, to his family during this incredibly hard time, all money from food sales on Monday, December 16 and Tuesday, December 17 will be donated to them.
Drunken Munkey NYC is located at 338 E. 92nd Street, between 1st and 2nd Avenues
Doors open at 7:30pm tonight, December 10, at the Highline Ballroom where Topshop/Topman will proudly present "The Other Ball."
Join host Mark Ronson, the Global Ambassador of Arms Around the Child, creative director Periel Aschenbrand, musical director Jeff Bhasker, and DJ Samantha Ronson as they honor "quiet revolutionaries changing the world."
There will be live performances from The Black Keys, Miguel, A$AP Rocky, Mikky Ekko, Lykke Li, and Nate Ruess as well as an open bar and tapas!
Read all there is to know about the event here.
At the famed Irving Plaza rockstars and Wall Street came together for a night of good ole Rock n Roll in support of our troops. Wall Street Rocks’ 2013 Battle of the Bands Finale benefited organizations such as Wounded Warrior Project, ReserveAid and Operation Finally Home. The main idea of Wall Street Rocks is to bring together employees from financial, technology and entertainment industry to help support heroic Americans that need our help. They strive raise awareness through different fundraisers and events.
Running Noir et Blanc, a fabulous Flat Iron boutique, the Thrifty HOG, a high-end designer thrift store, and Hearts of Gold, a Manhattan non-profit that has helped tens of thousands of homeless mothers and their children, is all in a day’s work for Deborah Koenigsberger. This inspiring woman somehow found some time to chat with us (on the day she was throwing a Hearts of Gold Thanksgiving party for upwards of 80 families, no less) about being an entrepreneur, philanthropist, and fashionista!
GEMS or Girls Educational and Mentoring Services is a New York State organization that helps young girls ages 12-24 who have experienced commercial sexual exploitation and domestic trafficking. GEMS strives to empower girls who are being trafficked or commercially exploited to leave the industry and ultimately end the commercial sexual exploitation and domestic trafficking of children. Their mantra is "Girls Are Not For Sale"
For 15 years GEMS has been helping young women who have gone through the trauma associated with sexual exploitation and domestic trafficking by providing them with the support and empathy that they need and a path toward a positive solution.
Approximatley 5 to 7 million animals enter shelters nation wide every year, and the sad but awful truth is that about half of the animals are euthanized. We ask that you don't support unethical puppy mills by purchasing dogs from breeders ranging up to $3,000! There are millions of shelter dogs waiting to be rescued and are ready to join a loving family, for FREE. Nonetheless, if you simply don't have the time to own a dog, you may contribute to a shelter that works with animal rights and saving dogs from puppy mill by purchasing a Christmas CD by Dahna Bender.
UNICEF's designer doll initiative was created 11 years ago by the United Nations Children Fund to help raise money for the children of Darfur. Designers from around the world have since come together to created dolls that resemble each fashion house's style. The dolls are then auctioned off to help UNICEF raise money for thechildren in need of vaccinations in Darfur.
This year, 42 fashion designers are participating in UNICEF’s designer dolls also known as Les Frimousses, or little faces in english. 93 different dolls are being hand made by top designers such as Dolce & Gabbana, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Lanvin, Gucci, Dior, Chanel, and Louis Vuitton just to name a few. most of the designer dolls are wearing the latest fashion trends straight from the runway!
With Thanksgiving around the corner, many people will be sitting down with their families to give thanks for what they have. But there are also so many New Yorkers who are in desperate need of help this holiday season that do not deserve to go hungry on Thanksgiving day. That is why Brother Jimmy's BBQ on Lexington will be giving away 1,000 pulled pork sandwiches with a mashed potato side and a bottle of water to the needy on Thanksgiving day.
Lets all make sure this Thanksgiving is enjoyable for everyone and help spread the word about Brother Jimmy's Thanksgiving meal distribution!
What: Brother Jimmy’s BBQ
Where: Brother Jimmy’s BBQ Lexington – 181 Lexington Avenue (corner of 31st Street)
When: Thursday, November 28, from noon till food runs out