Non-profit organization 3 Generations is celebrating their fifth anniversary on Wednesday, April 24th with a night full of entertainment in Midtown Manhattan. The organization who is dedicated to exposing humanity’s injustices through film making, are beginning the evening by hosting a dinner with drinks include at Tavola restaurant (488 Ninth Avenue). The dinner will be followed by a play titled Fragments at the Baryshnikov Arts Center (450 West 37th Street). This play, presented by the Theatre for a New Audience and directed by Peter Brooks, is based on five short classic texts written by Samuel Beckett such as Rockaby and Come and Go.
Prom is one of the most memorable nights, whether good or bad, for high school students. Since the hard economic times, there are many girls that are unable to afford a dress for the night, but WGIRLS has been able to help those in need. Project G.L.A.M., which stands for Granting Lasting Amazing Memories, provides prom dresses and accompanying accessories for these underprivileged girls.
April is Organ Donor Awareness Month and in celebration, the Slipper Room hosted one rockin' event last week. Do Not Resuscitate or DNR for short is an edgy high-end t-shirt and accessory fashion brand based in New York City. Their goal is to increase the number of organ donors around the world through their unique message and fashionable attire. The event that took place last week was attended by DNR founder Pamela Lubell, along with family and friends including Heather Thomson and Stefan Segadlo. The fun-filled night hosted a slew of amazing performances including a cabaret act by Paul LaBrecque and was hosted by Mel Frye. Attendees also had the opportunity to bid during the live raffle. In honor of Organ Donor Awareness Month, it is important that everyone become aware of how many lives you can save by becoming an organ donor. Check out DNR's site to learn about becoming a donor and shop their fun clothes and accesssories!
In the wake of the September 11th attacks, New Yorkers felt solidarity, knowing that the whole country was standing by our sides. It is under the unfortunate circumstances of Monday’s tragic events at the Boston Marathon, appropriately held on Patriot’s Day that we once again witnessed the unwavering strength of the American people and the support offered, without a second thought, to our fellow citizens. The sense of unity felt by Americans is unique and transcends our differences in race, creed, and religion just as the Boston patriots intended.
As the tragic events of the Boston Marathon Explosion unfolded, people throughout the country were mesmerized in front of their TVs and computers wanting to know “why and how did this happen?” Out of all the pain and despair that happened on April 15th, there is one aspect that brings light to the day’s dark tragedy…the helpers and rescue workers.
A quote from Fred Rogers aka Mr. Rogers went viral as the day progressed, which states:
“When I was a young boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.’ To this day in times of disaster, I remember my mother’s words and I am always comforted by realizing that there are still so many helpers—so many caring people in this world.”
Since the first Earth Day in 1970, over 500 million people worldwide become involved yearly and focus on creating a greener and more sustainable planet. On Monday April 22nd, there are many events working toward Earth Day’s mission.
Earth Day New York is a non-profit organization aiming to bring public awareness and create a solution to the environmental crisis through their partnership with schools, community organizations, and businesses. Every year Earth Day New York's goal is to increase the public’s Earth Day involvement.
Eyewear has come a long way from what our grandparents would wear, it can be a signature piece to someone's style and wardobe. However, fashionable frames and lens can be expensive and overly priced.
Warby Parker has transformed the concept of eyewear into giving consumers stylish eyewear at affordable prices. Frames with prescription lens are normally $95 and can be purchased online or at their numberous showrooms. In addition, Warby Parker has embraced the one-for-one concept and is helping people through the world see clearer, known as Buy a Pair, Give a Pair.
New York fashion leaders and trendsetters came out to support the S.L.E. Lupus Foundation's 5th Annual New York Bag Ladies Luncheon. Over 300 people attended the luncheon on April 11th at The Plaza Hotel and raised over $300,000 for the foundation. The fashion industry donated over 150 handbags from 50 top designer brands, including Chanel, Hermes, and Stella McCartney. Attendees placed bids on the bags through a silent auctions, the proceeds from the bids then went toward the foundation's mission of funding Lupus research and helping patients.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art just received a modern art makeover after cosmetics mogul Leonard Lauder pledged to donate a collection of 78 cubist paintings to the famous museum. His collection has an estimated worth said to top one billion dollars.
This generous donation will certainly help alter the museum’s reputation. According to MET Director and CEO Thomas Campbell this donation will not only rival the MoMA’s modern art collection but it will also make The Metropolitan Museum one of the biggest hotspots for Cubist art in the world.
Women everywhere love wearing the chic, sophisticated, and edgy clothing that Haute Hippie has to offer; because it makes them feel great about themselves. However, many may be unaware that Haute Hippie CEO Jesse Cole brings that same feeling to children and families visiting the Ronald McDonald House in Manhattan, as the Chairman of the Board of Associates.
Growing up on East End Avenue, Cole passed the Ronald McDonald House everyday and noticed the children were different, and was intrigued to find out why. Never acting on that instinct until one day Cole was airlifted to the hospital after a bad lacrosse injury. He shared the hospital with another young man, named David from Virginia, who was going to have a cancerous tumor removed from his leg.
Head down to Warehouse5 in Island Park, Long Island on Thursday, May 23rd to support Sean Lives On. Headlining the event will be DJ Kap-Slap, who recently played sets at the Marquee in Las Vegas along with NYC's Webster Hall. Also playing sets will be Aylen, whose remix of Zedd's "Clarity" was critically acclaimed by Zedd himself and Nammo, a returning Sean Lives On supporter.