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.
Enjoy a Mid-Winter Taste of NYC's best restaurants that include Christos Steak House, Spice, NYY Steak, RW Prime, Benchmark Restaurant, London Lennies, Vincent's Clam Bar, Olives and many more!
The night will be hosted by celebrity chef Todd English as well as other celebs that will be in attendance including Ming Tsai, Miss USA Erin Brady, Chris Santos,Chris Nirschel,Todd Murro, and Olympic Skater Sasha Cohen!
Katie Holmes wants to encourage women everywhere to talk about the "pink elephant in the room"--Breast Cancer.
To help start the conversation, Katie has teamed up with Kohl's and their Pink Elephant Campaign to support women's health with a new pink elephant necklace and new Kohl's cash that will both benefit the Komen Foundation.
We Day is a social movement that encourages young people to get involved with charitable work that benefits young people's education around the world. As an initiative of Free The Children,an international charity that "educates, engages and empowers youth to become agents of change", We Day sponsors an inspirational event every year.
Through tireless efforts made by We Act and Free The Children, We Day comes as a celebration every year to honor those who have helped with the campaign efforts.
Coffee in the mornings, liquor at night. but what about water? It's challenging to stay properly hydrated when pretty much every other beverage is more flavorful than the essential H20. Drink Up is an initiative that's focused on getting more Americans to drink water because it's dang good for you, and a street art celebration is honoring just that notion.
WAT-AAH, a kid-focused water bottle brand, is hosting Taking Back the Streets, a special event where artists will debut pieces inspired by the iconic WAT-AAH screaming boy logo and Drink Up's water drop. The artwork will be a part of a year-long exhibit to visit Wallplay in New York City and other major cities like Washington D.C., Miami, and Los Angeles. After the showcasing, each piece will be transcribed onto limited edition bottle labels for WAT-AAH.
Start 2014 on the right foot by making a reservation at Virgola, the hidden gem of the West Village. Special for the month of February the Italian Wine and Oyster bar has partnered with God's Love We Delivered and will donate 5% of all sales generated to the charity. Additionally, diners with reservations during this time will be given a bottle of Prosecco.
Make a reservation online and enter Promo Code "GLWD" when prompted.
NAMIWalks is an annual charity event that is bringing awareness and support to those affected by mental illnesses. The largest mental health fundraising event in the US, NAMIWalks is a fundraising event that was started by the National Alliance on Mental Illness also known as NAMI. NAMI was founded in 1979 and has since become the largest mental health support organization in the country. The goals of NAMI is to bring awareness, advocate, educate, research and support. NAMI works with affiliates, communities and outside organization to provide resources to individuals and families all across the U.S. with their major program being NAMI Basic Education. This programs educates parents and caregivers of young children how to care for families and youth with mental illnesses.
Privé Group and Hope For Them are collaborating once again for one of the sexiest Fashion Week charity events in the city. The show will include high-end couture by Pamela Quinzi and Giovanni Lo Presti and feature jewelry by House of Roderick. Quinzi’s brand, Kilame, features one of a kind shoes, couture concept dresses and accessories for the chic, elegant, and modern women. Lo Presti's Italian designs mixed with the Swiss made, “savoir faire”, provide for some of the most luxurious fashions made with silk, wool, and leather. And of course, we can't forget about House of Roderick's uniquely designed pieces. There will also be a live art exhibition featuring paintings by Peace Simon.
72 runners out of 250 people from 35 states have been choosen to run for charity to honor the victims of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing.The victims of last year's bombing included 8-year old Martin Richard, 23-year-old Lu Lingzi and 29-year-old Krystle Campbell.
This year's race will be taking place on April 21st, 2014 and many people have high hopes of not letting events from last year stop them this year. Charity runners do not need a certain time to qualify instead the runners who wanted to participate for this charity wrote essays that explained how much the Boston Marathon bombings have effected them in their personal lives. 8-year-old victim Martin Richard's parents chose the 72 runners that will be running for their team.The runners will be raising money for the MR8 Foundation, which invests in education, athletics and community.
JoonBug joined the many environmental enthusiasts of the city who dressed in their best ‘Downtown Safari’ attire on Wednesday, January 29th 2014 to honor The African Rainforest Conservancy’s 23rd Annual Artists for Africa Benefit at the Bowery Hotel. Starting at 6:30 PM that night, over 200 guests gathered in the Bowery Hotel’s party room including Cassandra Seidenfeld, Renee Adrienne Smith, Bravo’s Shah’s of Sunset star Mercedes “MJ” Javid, Bravo TV star Chanel Omari, and model Morgan O’Connor.
History has shown the importance of sports teams to the culture and unification of a city. Most recently, we saw Boston Red Sox fans unite around the logo “Boston Strong” in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings. Football is one of the most loved sports in America and the NFL is the highest grossing professional league. There is no denying how important football teams are to a city and their fans. The Super Bowl is unprecedentedly the most watched television event in the world, with over 106 million views last year according to Huffington Post. But, is the popularity and love of the game enough for the NFL to be afforded nonprofit, tax-exempt status? This question has sparked a lot of heated discussion lately with the Super Bowl airing on Sunday, reaching as far as Capitol Hill. Without much support from other members in Congress, soon-to-retire Senator Coburn (R-OK) is working on the “PRO Sports Act,” which would amend the tax code to require any professional sports league producing $10 million or more a year to pay taxes.