Stephen Baldwin and Over 200 Others Help Support Haiti at the Edeyo Gives Hope Ball

Over 200 people attended Unik Ernest and Michael Pradieu’s 3rd Annual Edeyo Gives Hope Ball on Wedneday, July 16th, 2014 at the historic Liberty Theater (233 W. 41st St.). The gala was hosted by Stephen Baldwin and sponsored by Uptown Magazine, Ciroc, Jet Blue, Soniq Chips and LDV Hospitality. The 200 attendees successfully raised funds to help the future of children in Haiti by rebuilding schools and providing students with a safe learning environment, as well as healthy food and water on a daily basis. The night began with a delectable cocktail hour at 7pm during which a variety of Ciroc inspired drinks served with complimentary appetizers. A silent auction was also available during the cocktail reception, consisting of an array of original items for patrons to bid on, including signed sports memorabilia, trips and getaways, and fashionable accessories. Some special guests to the event included Nicole DiCocco, Billy Morrissey, Maggie Norris and Isiah Whitlock, Jr. as well as Host Committee members Christian Alexander, Stacey Alvarez, Irena Blind, David Bocchi, Maki Casseus, Philip Charles-Pierre, Marcy Clark, Kyky Conille, Steven J. Czik, Esq., Guy-Max Delphin, Nora Gherbi, David Halio, Mike Heller, Andrew Joblon, Cheyenne McMillion, Katarina Novakova, William O’Donnell, Ane Roseborough, Cristiane Turl, Adrienne Walsh, Tiana Webb Evans and Juan Carlos Zapata.

Weekend Picks: The Foodie Ball at Town's Private Roofdeck

ACE's First Annual Foodie Ball is going down this Thursday night, July 17th, on Town's Private Roofdeck up above the Meatpacking district. Hosted by E! Entertainment's Alicia Quarles, and sponsored by Blue Apron, the first annual Foodie Ball is being held to benefit the efforts of ACE New York, a non-profit organization actively engaged in helping homeless New Yorkers find full-time employment.

Joining in the festivities and providing the evening's food and drink selections are a number of brands from around the city, including Costata, New York Sushi Ko, Dos Caminos, Nuchas, Bakehouse, and Luca & Bosco, as well as an open bar sponsored by Diageo and Peroni. Nothing like an night of food, drink, and fun for a cause, all of which you'll find at the first annual Foodie Ball.

Give Hope with Julia Stiles and Stephen Balwin at the Edeyo Ball

Joobug.com is ready to hit the red carpet on July 16th for the 3rd Annual Edeyo Gives Hope Ball located at the historic Liberty Theater (233 W. 41st St.). The event is sponsored by Uptown Magazine, Jet Blue, Soniq hips and LDV Hospitality. The evening is hosted by Stephen Baldwin and will honor iPark President and Founder of Billy4Kids Bill Lerner for his charitable work in Haiti, Lawyer Stanford Rubenstein and the Modo Yoga NY team. Special guests will include Julia Stiles, Morgan O’Connor and Host Committee members Christian Alexander, Stacey Alvarez, Irena Blind, David Bocchi, Maki Casseus, Philip Charles-Pierre, Marcy Clark, Kyky Conille, Steven J. Czik, Esq., Guy-Max Delphin, Nora Gherbi, David Halio, Mike Heller, Andrew Joblon, Cheyenne McMillion, Katarina Novakova, William O’Donnell, Ane Roseborough, Cristiane Turl, Adrienne Walsh, Tiana Webb Evans and Juan Carlos Zapata. The special night will feature cocktails at 7PM, dinner at 8PM, a live musical performance by Grammy Award winner Fabrizio Sotti, and a guest DJ sets from Donna D’Cruz and Nick Cohen in addition to a live and silent auction where guests can bid on a variety of spectacular experiences, including tickets and meet and greet with Julia Stiles at her latest play “Phoenix.”

Watch Pulp Fiction with Uma Thurman!

An online auction is giving you the chance to recreate the Cannes Film Festival by watching the classic, Pulp Fiction, with Uma Thurman! This exclusive event is being hosted by Neuehouse. The private screening will take place in their ultramodern screening room on September 14, 2014.

This new online auction benefits Room to Grow, a charity that Uma Thurman is a founding member of. Their mission is to improve the life of children born into poverty. Expecting parents (who are currently living in poverty) are referred to Room to Grow by prenatal programs that deal with helping low-income families. Once in the program, Room to Grow parents receive developmental information, customized support, and all of the baby items to ensure a healthy and secure start for their child.

Big Smoke Burger & Urban Tech Invite You To Eat For A Cause

If you didn't already know, Big Smoke Burger is the latest, greatest craze taking over the Manhattan burger scene. Originally founded in Toronto by our Canadian neighbors, Big Smoke Burger recently set up shop in downtown NYC with two very clear cut goals in mind: 1) to bring their incredibly delicious, handcrafted burgers and hand-cut fries to the extremely burger joint friendly American public, and 2) to help transform lives by partnering with amazing charity organizations. While they can certainly handle the first part on their own, in order to do its part give back to the, Big Smoke Burger decided to team up with The National Urban Technology Center to offer you the opportunity to eat and help them adopt the Legacy School for Integrated Studies.

The Creative Center Picnic In Memory of Meryl Roslafsky Bassen

Founded in 1994, The Creative Center at University Settlement is a nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing the creative arts to people with cancer, chronic illnesses, and through all stages of life. With the belief that "medicine cures the body, but art heals the spirit," The Creative Center began as a series of free art workshops for women with cancer, and 17 years later they have received immeasurable recognition in the field of arts in healthcare and the nonprofit sector. The Creative Center is proud to have hospital artist-in-residence programs in more than 20 healthcare sites around the New York metropolitan area, free-of-charge art workshops every day of the week, an online gallery representing professional artists living with illness, and a training program bringing The Creative Center's proven approach to arts in healthcare around the country.

Frederic E. Church Award Gala

On Thursday, June 19th, The Olana Partnership held its 2014 Frederic E. Church Award Gala, Inside and Out: Celebrating Design and Decorative Arts, at the prestigious New York Public Library. The night was dedicated to honor Alice Cooney Frelinghuysen of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Peter Pennoyer, the Founder of Peter Pennoyer Architects, and Katie Ridder, the Founder of Katie Ridder Design and Decoration, for their outstanding work in the arts. The committee also congratulated Sara Griffen for her dedication as a creative leader for the Olana Partnership for 25 years. The 300 guests were dressed to impress with men wearing their best tuxedos while women sparkled in evening gowns.

Event Preview: Dance Music Against Cancer 2014

This Friday, June 27th, Disorderly Music is hosting the 1st ever annual Dance Music Against Cancer event. Their philosophy? Through the music, we can make a difference. That being said, Disorderly invites you to hit the dance floor and shake your money-maker in support of a great cause. The line-up for the night includes Soul Disorder, Anthony Lopez, Storyteller, Aldo Conigliaro, Steve Amoroso, Falon Liol, Sean Espo, Allan M, DJ Rok-it, and Chris Howard. Tickets range from $10-$20, and part of the proceeds are going to the American Cancer Society.

Celebrate Take Your Dog To Work Day

To all you dog lovers out there, this Friday, June 20th, you can take your dog to work on behalf of Pet Sitters International's Take Your Dog To Work Day!

This year businesses across the United States will have a chance to get involved and celebrate the 16th annual Take Your Dog To Work Day. The event started in 1999 with three hundred participating businesses, and since then, TYDTWDay's popularity has grown significantly. Any business can get involved!

Major corporations such as Google, Ben & Jerry's, Etsy, and Amazon have joined the cause by bringing their dog to work. A Detroit-based company, Village Green, has participated in TYDTWDay and raised over $50,000 for local pets since 2000.

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The National Urban Technology Center Hosts Their 19th Annual Gala

The National Urban Technology Center is a non-profit committed to bringing the power of technology to urban youth, as well as providing tech-based information for educational and personal success to at-risk adolescents and children. This increasingly important effort is spearheaded by a committed group of modern leaders in the field of technology. Through efforts including training programs and school partnerships, Urban Tech has reached thousands of students in over 500 schools!

The organization held their 19th annual gala and auction last week at a stunning TriBeCa space that boasted 360 degree views of the city. The function's purpose was to raise money for this cause, which is why Urban Tech auctioned off a number of juicy goodies. They had everything from the dress Kristen Bell wore to the Frozen premiere, to a weekend for you and 10 of your friends in the Hamptons that included dinner with Billy Joel up for auction! The auction was definitely the central focus of the evening, with all proceeds being donated to Urban Tech’s efforts within the community.