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.
In honor of Parkinson’s Awareness Month, the Michael J. Fox Foundation has partnered with the world famous Magnolia Bakery to create a special one-of-kind Michael J. Fox Foundation cupcake. Currently being sold online and at Magnolia Bakery locations, a portion of the sale will benefit the foundation.
For the dessert lovers this delectable cupcake is topped with white vanilla butter cream frosting, orange sprinkles and a white chocolate disc with the foundation’s logo. Whether you like vanilla or chocolate cake, Magnolia Bakery has the customer covered. The cupcake sells for $3.75 with $1.75 of the proceeds going to the Michael J. Fox Foundation.
The statistics for Autism are astounding, according to Autism Speaks 1 out of 88 children and 1 in 54 boys will be diagnosed with Autism. In America, it continues to be one of the fastest growing developmental disabilities. Marking Autism Awareness Month is the 6th Annual World Autism Awareness Day on Tuesday April 2nd. Established in 2007 and adopted by the United Nations the goal of this day is to bring attention to Autism, and give the undiagnosed and misunderstood the much needed information.
Today 5001 Flavors, the Harlem-based fashion company, released their new eyewear collection. One of the pairs in the collection, The “Guy,” a limited edition men’s style with vibrant purple in the frames, will directly support Code Purple’s mission of ending malaria in Africa. For every pair of the purple-framed shades sold ten percent of the net profits will be donated to Code Purple starting April 1st and continuing on through Spring and Summer and ending on August 1st. The eyewear will be retailing for $295 online on the 5001 Flavors website. For those in the Harlem area, visit the Harlem Haberdashery boutique, owned by the creators of 5001 Flavors, Guy and Sharene Wood, to purchase the shades and check out their unique inventory of small batch clothing and accessories. The fashionable and philantrophic Guy and Sharene have created custom-made ensembles for Alicia Keys, Jennifer Lopez, Jaime Foxx, Lebron James, Kim Kardashian, and countless other celebrities. 5001 Flavors will also be participating in the Second Annual Code Purple event on World Malaria Day (April 25) to help raise awareness and funds to support the end of malaria. The event, held at the USS Intrepid Air & Space Museum, will include a silent auction, runway show, and chances to donate and purchase the Mosketto Armor Hood-E, developed by ING Activewear, that is certified to act as mosquito repellent and offers protection from mosquitos that may be infected with the malaria-ridden parasite.
Vintage Twin, the vintage treasure hunters who rework items from the past right here in New York are setting up shop for a one day pop-up during brunch this Sunday, March 10th, downstairs in SoHo’s The Dalloway between noon and 5 pm. Come check out Vintage Twin’s wide array of one-of-a-kind vintage items for ladies, gents, and more! This Sunday Funday event is in honor of MS Awareness Week with 10% of the day’s proceeds going toward supporting The Pediatric MS Society. When you enjoy brunch upstairs at The Dalloway, we recommend their oysters and delicious bloodies, you will receive a $5 dollar coupon to shop downstairs at The Vintage Twin. If you want to build up your appetite, shop before you brunch. Show your Vintage Twin receipt and you’ll be given a brunch cocktail on the house.
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If you were lucky enough to score the last of the tickets to Village Voice’s 6th-Annual Choice Eats extravaganza yesterday you've instantly become the envy of all your foodie friends. This year’s event features over 50 restaurants and sweet treats handpicked by resident Village Voice food critics, Robert Sietsema and Tejal Rao. The participating restaurants represent the hidden gems of the dining scene that are scattered around the Metropolitan area. Choice Eats also highlights foods from over 35 countries that some diners may have otherwise not had the opportunity to sample with cuisines ranging from Uzbekistan to Tunisia. Restaurants and sweets in attendance at this year’s event include Dirt Candy, Luke’s Lobster, No. 7, Nom Wah Tea Parlor, Carlo’s Bakery, Del Pesto, and more.
Giving is the name of the game this holiday season and we've got a great event that will help provide immediate relief for New York City's homeless population. Head to 1315 Studios Wednesday, December 19th from 7:30-10:30pm for a festive evening of premium open bar courtesy of Patron Spirits and IZZE Sparkling Juice, as well as dancing to beats by DJ Nappypipes, desserts, raffles, and doorprizes. There will even be an Ultimat photo booth for you to commemorate the evening with. All proceeds from the event will benefit Grand Central Neighborhood. Purchase your general admission ticket here for $35, or opt for the VIP ticket ($50), which will grant you a gift bag with a $50 Roomorama gift card and front of the line admission in addition to everything else provided. Well worth the price to party!
1315 Studios is located at 15 W. 28th St. Floor 8. 212-244-4464
Judging by the media, the rest of the country may have all but forgotten about Hurricane Sandy , but the devastation left behind by the super storm is still fresh in the memory of most of the tri-state area as those affected begin to pick up the pieces. Just Friday night we learned Obama has formally asked Congress for $60.4 billion dollars in an effort to alleviate the suffering of so many who lost so much. Although helpful and necessary this relief package will barely put a dent in the total bill Sandy wracked up, and more installments are expected as damage continues to be assessed.
'Tis the season of giving and what better way to give back than looking good while doing it? The fashion company Otrera is teaming up with VH1 Save the Music Foundation for the End of the World (predicted by the Mayans to be 12/21/12) by launching a new line of protective and playful scarves. The VH1 Save the Music Foundation is dedicated to restoring instrumental music education programs in America's public schools and raising awareness about the importance of music as part of each child's complete education. 10% of all sales will benefit the organization.
We like it when we hear that celebs are using their influence for good. No time is a better time than the present and the holiday season to do something caring for someone else.
Celebrities like Lauren Conrad, Miranda Kerr, Rob Lowe, and Jillian Michaels are giving the coats off their backs this holiday season by donating and signing a coat from their personal wardrobe to be auctioned off on LoleWomen.com as part of the brand’s Yellow Label Program. All proceeds will benefit Feeding America – the nation’s leading domestic hunger-relief charity. Bidding starts at $20 at www.LoleWomen.com/yellowlabel and the auction kicks off with Smash Star Megan Hilty and 30 Rock’s Katrina Bowden. We at Joonbug admire their motto, "Give a Coat. Start a Story."