We know what you're thinking--pool party in this cold weather? Well, don't worry, the pool is indoors! Prime Produce, a local youth led group is hosting The 3rd Annual Prime Produce Pool Party that will benefit a multiple charities, one of which is Save The Children.
Enjoy an open vodka bar from 9pm-10pm and 2 for 1 drinks from 10pm-11pm at The Grace Hotel’s DIP Aqua Bar. The heated pool and bar will be the prime location for a perfect Saturday night out with other do-gooders.
Friday evening, the graduates of the Ascension Culinary Institute are inviting you to join them for their 6th annual fundraising dinner, from which all donations will be put towards the continuation of the culinary institute. Besides learning how to cook, students of the Ascension Culinary Institute build confidence, camaraderie, and develop a taste for new things, a taste which they will share with guests over the course of dinner prepared by all of the new chefs.
Set to be held inside the Church of the Ascension, the evening's festivities will begin with a cocktail hour of wine, beer, champagne, and appetizers at 6:30pm, followed by dinner and an entertainment program at 7:30pm. For the evening's full menu listing, which includes a variety of entrees and Creme Brulee for dessert, click here, and RSVP with a personal donation here.
Yesterday, Seth Rogen made an opening statement in front of Senate at a hearing on Alzheimer's research. His testimony, while still possessing a handful of classic Rogen-esque jokes, was heartfelt, well-researched, and showed a serious side we'd never seen before. The Pineapple Express star shared his personal experience with Alzheimer's, illustrating the effects of the disease he'd seen firsthand with his wife Lauren Miller's mother.
"So few people share their personal stories," he said at the hearing. "So few people have something to relate to. I know that if me and my wife saw someone like me talking about this, it would probably make us feel a little less alone."
The night will be hosted by Chance Spiessbach of Chance TV and will include a live and silent auction, dinner, dessert, and entertainment. Ticket proceeds will benefit St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital which relies heavily on donations and contributions from the public.
This Thursday, come to a Texas Hold ‘Em Fundraiser in honor of the Children’s Brain Tumor Foundation. The CBTF is hosting the poker tournament on Thursday, and all proceeds go to the charity. The buy-in’s $250, or $75 for the food and drink but no poker, and you can get those tickets here. Winners can get some pretty impressive prizes, including a grand prize of a golf round at legendary Shackamaxon Country Club or Montclair Golf Club, and 9 other prizes that include vacation packages, a signed Knicks basketball, and an iPad Air. And you won’t feel bad if (when?) you lose all your money gambling, because it’s going to support teen and young adult brain tumor survivors. The CBTF is a fantastic organization that hosts an annual conference to support and educate sick children and their families, and this fundraiser helps kids get there. So whether you win or lose, you can feel pretty good about yourself.
RedRover is a nonprofit based out of Sacramento, California with the mission to “bring animals out of crisis and strengthen the bond between people and animals through emergency sheltering, disaster relief services, financial assistance and education." Therefore giving meaning to the age old saying, a dog is man's best friend.
RedRover is true to their mission and has helped rescue thousands of animals from puppy mills, animals who been neglected in situations of cruelty and hoarding .
Founded in 1987, RedRover was initially called the United Animal Nations. The organization's name was changed in 2011 to reflect the energy and dedication by the many donors and volunteers. With over 3,000 volunteers over the U.S. and Canada the volunteers are the people who make Redrover thrive, and it really demonstrates how dedicated people to the well being of animals all across and abroad .
The volunteers provide care for animals who have been neglected or removed from puppy mills. In 2009 RedRover rescued over 500 dogs from a puppy mill in Texas who suffered from a list of injuring including parasites and untreated wounds.
RedRover hopes that by rejuvenating the bond between people and animals they can show how important it is to show compassion to animals.
Throwing cakes at fans with one hand and donating money to charity with the other, Steve Aoki values his philanthropic work just as much as he does his music. Throughout his entire musical career, Steve Aoki has been involved with a number of charities and non-profit organization, continuously finding ways to give back and volunteer as best he can. Recently, in an effort to combine his two passions, the Dim Mak label head decided to donate $1 of every ticket sold during his Aokify America North American Tour to the health and research organization with the most votes from fans on his Facebook page.
Why have a lazy Sunday when you can spend the night partying in the name of a terrific LGBTQ charity? Noted New York jewelry designer Alexis Bittar is throwing a benefit party dubbed, a “fun-d raiser,” on Sunday, with Bittar, Viva Ruiz and Ladyfag hosting. The dance will be at Santos Party House, with two floors of great music provided by Soul Summit Music and Andre Collins.
Joonbug joined African Health Now (AHN) on Tuesday night (Feb. 18th) at Spur Tree, an intimate Lower East Side venue, for “cocktails and conversations.” The restaurant was alive with chatter, friendly hellos, and hugs. A graffiti artist worked while expertly crafted Jamaican cuisine was served all around. The cocktails were fabulous and so was the conversation. Founded in 2006 and based in New York, AHN is focused on providing basic health information and resources to Africans about non-communicable diseases, such as diabetes. They operate with both American and African volunteers who provide blood pressure testing, blood glucose screenings, dental consultations, and education on living a healthy lifestyle. This year, African Health Now will be hosting two health fairs in Ghana.
Introducing VintageHeartland, a new lingerie company that encompasses the heart and soul of country!
But not only does Vintage Heartland offer cute bras and panties, they also support local farms in America through the No Farms-No Foods campaign and the American Farmland Trust, which works hard to ensure that farming families and communities are supported properly and can make a living here in the U.S. The No Farm-No Foods campaign protects locally grown food from rapidly disappearing with the recent importation of foreign produce. The key is to keep the healthy food local and support American agriculture.
Amnesty International USA's executive director, Steven Hawkins, responded to the recent arrest and subsequent release of nine people by the Russian government. Included amongst the prisoners were Nadezhda ‘Nadya’ Tolokonnikova and Maria ‘Masha’ Alekhina, past members of Pussy Riot who just came from a trip to the US, where they were on the Colbert Report and spoke at an Amnesty International benefit concert, working to rally American interest in Russia's imprisonment of activists.