Newly opened By The Hudson (712 W 125th St.), owned by Fernando Reynoso and Giulio Tata, will be spreading the good vibes this Thanksgiving! On Saturday, November 22nd at 11am, the New American-inspired restaurant will be giving away approximately 100 turkeys, weighing between 10 - 14 lb, to residents of the neighborhood on a first come first serve basis! And, of course, you'll need a bag to carry that glorious turkey in, right? By The Hudson will also be giving away custom-made tote bags!
It's finally time to bring out your Joey-inspiried Thanksgiving pants, folks!
The 4th Annual Wall Street Rocks Benefit Concert, held this past Monday, welcomed rock legends Warren Haynes, John Popper and Billy Gibbons to the stage of the Highline Ballroom, who all used the compelling power of music to raise money for America’s Heroes.
Over the last four years, Wall Street Rocks has brought together a diverse support system of employees across the financial, technology and entertainment industries to show their support for our brave soldiers, raising an impressive $350,000 for our nation’s heroes. This year the funds raised will go to ReserveAid, a non-profit organization that is committed to providing financial support to Reservists as well as National Guard members who are deployed or recently returned home from deployment.
This past Friday night, Lucky Strike was abuzz with do-gooders and pro athletes, some bing a mashup of the two. CC Sabathia, pitcher for the New York Yankees, and his wife Amber hosted their annual kick off celebration for the CC Challenge that would be taking place the following day. In an effort to raise money for their charity, The Pitcch In Foundation, they host an "Amazing Race" style event with multiple teams competing for first place. CC informed us that "The Amazing Race" is the couple's favorite show. "We wanted to do something to raise money that was different than the usual charity events like bowling or golf."The bowling alley was filled with members from most of the teams who came out to fellowship, mingle, and talk a little trash to their opponents. As each team took their place in front of the step and repeat for their team picture, many walked away saying things like "that's the winning team" and "remember these faces tomorrow." As Dusse liquor was one of the many gracious sponsors, delicious cocktails were passed around along with fulfilling appetizers and snacks. While eating and drinking, guests could also partake in a rousing game of bowling. Although the competition wasn't set to start until Saturday morning, teams took this as an opportunity to set a precedent for the skill that would be showcased only a few hours later at the challenge. All in all, the event was fun and it was a great way to kick off the challenge. Teams were able to meet their opponents and scope out the competition. Also, they got to hear all the rules in advance which would prove to make advance strategizing much easier. CC and Amber were elated to host the event and eager to raise money for their foundation that would eventually be used to "enrich the lives of inner city youth."
Usually, after a drunk night out you look at your bank account cringe wondering how on earth you spent $23.75 at McDonalds??? Well, Miley Cyrus makes some much better drunken mistakes. Instead of waking up in a strange place or regretting emotional texts from the night prior, she is plagued with the good deed of donating $500,000 to charity. The young pop star was at the AmfAR Gala when she had had a few drinks and felt it necessary to out bid Rihanna and Tom Ford for the photo of a naked woman painted by Ryan McGinley and then donate $200,000 to AIDS research.
"I’m a little drunk. That’s why I’m a half million deep,” said the singing sensation to the crowd. She spoke openly about the prevention and awareness of AIDS, in a casual manner. If you have to make drunk mistakes, these are the kinds to make!
Join Joonbug on Thursday, November 20th for the fourth annual Chefs for Impact fundraiser dinner at Studio 450. The event will feature a delectable multi-course gourmet menu, cocktail reception, live music, and both silent and live auctions with one-of-a-kind items.
All proceeds from Chefs for Impact will benefit Impact Network, a New York-based non-profit organization launched in 2009 that brings eLearning to rural Africa. Funds raised at the event will aid Impact Network in its mission to support 10 eSchools consisting of over 1,700 students in Zambia where the organization is implementing an incredible education solution to bring quality education to all children.
Justin Blau, the superstar producer and DJ known as 3LAU, has just released Dance Floor Filth 4, his fifth album in five years. Featuring a mashup of material from the likes of Calvin Harris, Ellie Goulding, Incubus, and others, this newest installment in his Dance Floor Filth compilation series can best be characterized as diverse and eclectic. It has something for everyone, with seven mixes/edits ranging from progressive to deep.
The critically-acclaimed artist has also made an impact in the world outside of music. DFF4, released in honor of the second school he's helped build, stands as testament to this. 3LAU has worked vigorously with the non-profit organization Pencils of Promise to promote progress in education in the developing world.
October marks Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and this year, Kate Moss and Stella McCartney have teamed up to support the cause. With the beautiful Moss as the face of the campaign, McCartney proves charity is sexy with a line of eye-popping, fashionable, all-pink lingerie. Priced within a reasonable $40 to $80, all proceeds will be going to a new mammography suite at the Linda McCartney Centre.
The British designer’s mother, Linda McCartney, passed away from breast cancer at the age of 56, the impetus for McCartney’s steadfast will to raise awareness for the cause.
Want to make a difference and dance the night away? Communities in Schools of Miami has a fun way to help. For $30, guests will enjoy a night of Latin-funk fusion sounds by one of Miami’s own. The organization has tapped Miami New Times “Best Latin Band” ‘Sueñalo’ to headline the charity’s concert at Ball & Chain ( 1513 SW 8th St.) Guests will also sip on complimentary cocktails as proceeds are set to directly benefit CIS’ mentoring, tutoring, career counseling, after school, and summer programs throughout Miami Dade County. The Ball will take place on Thursday, October 9th, at 6pm to 9pm.
This past weekend, we had the pleasure of being around some real do-gooders. The new addition to the NY Giants, Walter Thurmond, graciously launched his foundation, The Walter Thurmond Foundation for Arts & Education. The new addition to the NY Giants Joonbug.com had a front row seat as all his friends and family came to support the cause.
As Walter arrived to Shadow Boxers Bar located in Times Square, accompanied by his mom as well as a notable member of the board of the foundation, he was all smiles. When asked about his goals in regards to his newest endeavor, he informed us that his hopes were to essentially give kids a new platform for success, other than the stereotypical rapping and sport playing. He hopes to expand and reach as many children as possible.