A ‘Mani’Cure for a Cause

There’s nothing wrong with seeing life through rose-colored glasses. At least cityMANi, New York City’s recently established order-in manicure service, seems to agree. On October 14th, the company hosted an intimate pink-themed party at sideBAR to support breast cancer research (a portion of the evening’s proceeds were donated to the Susan G. Komen Greater NYC foundation).

The First Annual Future Influence Gala Benefitting Equal Access to Education

It's hard to imagine growing up without schooling, but this is sadly a reality for many children in the Dominican Republic. To help aide in the effort to bring education to such poor communities in the Dominican Republic, the First Annual Future Influence Gala was created.

The gala will take place at Golf and Body NYC and will honor Richard “Big Daddy” Salgado for his many years of philanthropy, as well as benefit Ypaniola.org, a nonprofit organization that is supporting these educational initiatives. Join this first gala with confirmed attendees including Shawn Mayer,Prince Amukamara, Marvin Washington, Tiki Barber, Lawrence Taylor as well as other professional athletes, agents and coaches. There will also be a premium open bar featuring The Macallan, Brugal Rum, Snow Leopard Vodka and more. There will also be food served from top restaurants around NYC as well as a night of entertainment.

Communities in Schools of Miami & Sueñalo Host Benefit for At Risk Kids

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.

During October We Wear Pink For Breast Cancer Awareness

1.) If you love wine and want to donate to breast cancer research, this is the product for you! This year, a portion of the sales from Rabbit’s Original Corkscrew ($50) in Pink will be donated to Breast Cancer Research. The product features an automatic cork release, it pulls a cork in 3 seconds flat, it works on all bottle sizes and cork types, and there is a foil cutter and extra spiral included. Get your drink on and purchase one of these not only to donate to breast cancer research but to make your life a bit easier as well!

ELEW and the Equestrian Aid Foundation Celebrate Jump For Hope at HAUS

This past Friday night, international spectators from the Central Park Horse Show, presented by Rolex, gathered at the newly opened HAUS nightclub ( 285 W Broadway) for the Jumps For Hope fundraising event for the Equestrian Aid Foundation. The night was hosted by HAUS’ Margaret Horowitz and Kevin Crawford, as well as a committee of equestrians including Karen O’Conner, Nic Roldan, Nick Dello Joio, Jamie Krauss Hess and Jenny Oz LeRoy.

100 Montaditos Presents: The First Annual Running of the Bulls

Now is your chance to emulate Ernest Hemmingway and run with the bulls and you don’t have to go to Pamplona, Spain to do so. 100 Montaditos presents its first annual Running of the Bulls right here in New York City, on Thursday, September 18th, in conjunction with the grand opening of their second location on Ludlow Street. All participants will meet up at 100 Montaditos’ Bleecker Street location (176 Bleecker St.) where they will be given red t-shirts in honor of the traditional red kerchiefs worn in Pamplona, Spain. The event will proceed for about one mile over to the new eatery at 177 Ludlow St. Led by a bull-rigged Harley Davidson and several other faux bulls, participants will run, walk or stroll to the Ludlow Street finish line where their efforts will be rewarded with a two-hour party featuring 100 Montaditos signature tapas-sized rolls and an open bar. 100 Montaditos strongly encourages early registration to be a part of this New York twist on the 14th century-Spanish festival for an evening of excitement, food and drink all while helping combat hunger in New York City.

Strip House Midtown to Host Wine Dinner to Benefit Birdies for Breast Cancer

Love golf? Love food? Love supporting the fight against breast cancer? Then this charity event is for you. On Tuesday, September 23rd, Cristie Kerr, 16-time LPGA champion, and Suzanne Pride Bryan of Pride Mountain Vinyards will be hosting a delicious dinner you won’t want to miss. The dinner will be held at Strip House Midtown to benefit Birdies for Breast Cancer, a nonprofit organization that focuses its efforts on breast health awareness and raising money for breast cancer research. Since its start, Birdies for Breast Cancer, has raised over $3 million dollars.

MTV Fashion for Charity Special Tribute at Stage 48

New York Fashion Week has arrived, and with it comes a frenzy of style-centered events and parties that draw crowds from all over for a chance to participate. Given the incredible number of happenings taking place between September 4th and September 11th, it’s easy to lose sight of important calendar dates and agenda items, particularly those that aren’t feature on the NYFW schedule. As Fashion Week comes to a close, MTV has teamed up with the Hope For Them Foundation and Founder Mike Jean to host a fabulous fashion benefit on Thursday, September 11th. The “Fashion For Charity Special Tribute” is intended to engage the public with helping the foundation in its endeavors to support those in need in a fun and festive format. What better way than a convivial night of collective consciousness to demonstrate that it's possible to fuse fashion and philanthropy?

Design for a Cause

Although this may produce some severe upsets from genuine car lovers, anything is ok in the name of charity! Ben Moon has used his creative drive to paint the entire exterior of one of the most valuable vehicles ever made, a Rolls Royce. Accurately named “Our Painted Lady,” the car will be displayed during New York Fashion Week at the Adriana Marie Co “Fashion With a Purpose” pop up on Monday, September 8th, from 2pm-5pm.

This showcase is a medium in which local creative minds can display their work to the masses. The
purpose” of the painted vehicle is for it to be auctioned in December via Charitybuzz. All the proceeds will be donated to charity. The art is one of a kind and rises the value of the already valuable car. Even with all the hullaballoo that comes with NYFW, it's heartwarming that people still find the time to give back to the community and various charitable organizations. To see the Rolls Royce in person, head out to 103 Allen St. this Monday, September 8th from 2pm-5pm.

Bike for a Cause on September 5th

On Friday, September 5th head over to Wall Miami Beach (2201 Collins Ave.) at 10pm for the Bike for a Cause event, which will be hosted by celebrity designer Kiki Haman. DJ's Skratchy and Liv It Up will be providing hot tunes as exciting raffles take place with all profits going to I Love My Human. It is an event not to be missed!