Last night was action packed, to say the least. One of our stops amongst the evening's festivities was at the annual Harboring Hearts Spring Gala held at the Rubin Museum of Art in Chelsea. On any given night you can find a multitude of charity happenings throughout NYC. Harboring Hearts managed to win our hearts for the evening not only for a worthy cause but for the salted caramel brownies and gelato stand alone. We know, we know, it's about the cause, not the food, but as closet foodies, we're always kinda obsessed with culinary delights. And they certainly helped enhance an already lovely evening.
So back to the cause! Harboring Hearts in a NYC-based public charity co-founded in 2009 by Michelle Javian and Yuki Kotani whose mission is to provide heart patients and their families with nurturing support and housing. After Javian and Kotani both personally experienced the effects of coping with having a loved with cardiac disease they joined forces and Harboring Hearts was born. Their Spring Gala is their largest annual fundraiser, and this year, thanks to over 350 generous supporters, they raised $350,000 for the cause! Now, that is heart warming.
Guests were treated to a special performance by Americal Idol and Celebrity Apprentice alum, Clay Aiken. The New York Pops, DJs Alexandra Richards and Nick Cohen provided the beats at the afterparty. Guests included Eric Trump, Sonja Morgan of the Real Housewives of New York, Chloe Mendel, Richard Segal, Dr. Robert Jarvik, ZocDoc founder Cyrus Massoumi, Veronica De La Cruz, Bill Geier, Nancy Silberkleit, Andrew Joblon, Betsey Morgan, Phil Geier and Julie Weindling, Roger Altman and Jurate Kazickas.
Cocktails were provided by MEDEA Vodka and desserts by Dolce & Gelato and Salt of the Earth Bakery.
To learn more about Harboring Hearts and stay up-to-date on future events, please visit www.harboringhearts.org.