Tag Archives: New York

HFC Spring Event

Wenesday, April 26 at 6:30 pm
Mason Jar – 43 E. 30th Street

Help For Children: NY Young Professionals Spring Event

$50 per ticket. Hosted by the New York Young Professionals Committee.

For more information, click here.

 

Gallery Walk by Art News

Saturday, April 29
Madison Avenue

On the Saturday preceding Frieze New York and the TEFAF New York fairs, the Madison Avenue Gallery Walk will give the public time and space to visit the many galleries located on Madison Avenue and its adjacent side streets from East 57th St. up to East 86th St.

This event is free and open to the public, and features over sixty curator & artist talks where you can hear from experts about collections on view.

To learn more and register, visit www.artnews.com/MadAveGalleryWalk/ where you can click their Calendar to RSVP for curator and artists talks at the galleries of your choice.

Madison Avenue Gallery Walk is organized by the Madison Avenue Business Improvement District. For more information, kindly visit www.madisonavenuebid.org

Chelsea Gallery Tour

Saturday, April 29 at 1pm and 3:45pm
526 W 26th St near 10 Ave

New York Gallery Tours presents the Chelsea gallery tour which will be their most extraordinary of the month, as we have 300 contemporary art galleries to choose from there.

Highlights: (1) a European artist who employed 8 designers (lighting, set, make-up, etc.) to create photos unlike any you’ve ever seen, (2) a young female artist’s inventive stop-motion video installation that humorously comments on the chaos of modern life, and (3) the single most SHOCKING action an artist took to produce the stunning work you’ll see, in the 15 years we’ve been leading tours! These are just 3 of 7 eye-opening shows.”

Discounted ticket links:

The $8-off discount ticket links (below) enable you to pay just $17 admission (instead of the regular $25 admission). This discount is $8-off only when you use it at least two days in advance by credit card. After that, when the discount expires, you can still attend the tour by paying the regular admission of $25, either by credit card online, or with cash at the door.

Sat. April 29 at 1:00 & 3:45 PM: Chelsea “Best Exhibits” tour
Purchase 1:00 PM discount tickets to this tour, or
Purchase 3:45 PM discount tickets to this tour.
This discount is $8 off through Thur. April 27 at 11:55 PM, then it reverts to full price.

Read more about New York Gallery Tours at
www.nygallerytours.com

 

 

Helping Homeless Women – NYC

You see them. You may look the other way, cross the street so you won’t go near them, or avoid them in some other way, but the chances are you do your best to ignore them.

Astoria resident Mickey Zezima doesn’t do that. Quite the opposite. For the last 6 months he’s been doing daily rounds, visiting homeless women and giving them the things they need to get by.

It’s a fascinating story, and it’s attracted some attention; he

Pix 11: Queens man changes lives of homeless women … donating minor essentials

NY1: Queens person of the week helps homeless women

Mickey wrote an article for Countercurrents back around Christmas:

As you all know, I tried the “activism” thing. I really tried.

But now, I’m ready to focus my energies on two things desperately needed in the Trump Era: cultivating serious resistance and providing support for the most vulnerable. I also want to do something specifically for the largest oppressed group on earth: females.

With those last two goals in mind, I created Female Oriented Relief (FOR). The aim of this project is fundamental: I’m raising money to buy supplies I can hand out in person to homeless women in NYC. I’ve done it before on a smaller scale out of my own pocket, but now I want to help as many women as possible. To do that, I need your help. Even one dollar can make a difference! All funds donated will go directly towards to purchasing supplies and durable bags for those supplies. I call these bags “FOR packs”!

Woman are most often victimized. Homeless people, in general, are ignored or dehumanized. Homeless women? They might as well be invisible. 

Some women want to talk. Others keep our interactions to the minimum. Some decline the offer. Others take the bag but make it clear that they want me to leave afterwards. I recall a woman who would not make eye contact. I walked up slowly and tried to explain what was in the bag. She cut me off and asked: “Is that for me?” I nodded and handed it to her. I tried to ask if there was anything she needed but she cut me off and said firmly: “Have a nice day.” The whole time, no eye contact. I hate to think what may have happened to inspire such dread on her part but I’m glad I was at least able to offer her something useful. 

Read the whole article here.

Donate at gofundme or patreon.

Mickey Z’s blog is here.

Fortune Society Spring Benefit

Monday, April 17, doors open at 6pm
6:15pm The Castle Performance and Award Ceremony | 7:30-9pm Cocktail Reception
City Winery, 155 Varick Street NYC

The Fortune Society’s 50th Anniversary Spring Benefit will feature a performance of The Castle play, directed by Fortune Society Founder David Rothenberg.

Honoring Neil Barsky, Founder and Chairman of The Marshall Project, and Richard Feldman, President of the SHS Foundation.

Pictured are Angel Ramos, Vilma Ortiz Donovan, Kenneth Harrigan and Casimiro Torres, the 2008 “Castle” cast. That production was also directed by David Rothenberg and was reviewed at http://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/28/theater/reviews/28cast.html.

For more information visit https://fortunesociety.org/springbenefit2017/

 

 

Empower East Harlem Spring Benefit

Wednesday, April 26, 2017
6:30 Cocktails, 7:30 Dinner and Program
Guastavino’s, 409 East 59th Street

Celebrating the work of Union Settlement

Silent Auction Throughout the Evening
Business Attire

Emmy Award winning actor John Turturro will return as emcee

Honorees:

  • Tonio Burgos, CEO, Tonio Burgos and Associates
  • Julián Castro, Former United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
  • Ramanathan Raju, M.D., Senior Vice President and Community Health Investment Officer, Northwell Health

For more information: https://unionsettlement.org/gala/

 

How to Spot Fake News

Saturday, April 15, 2017, 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC Lab

Learn how to identify fake news, understand credible sources, and practice looking over sample articles to determine their validity.

  • Class Format: Lecture/demonstration
  • Audience: Adults, 50+, Adults

 

Saturday Sketching at the Guggenheim

Saturdays at 10 am
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

Prepared materials with drawing prompts allow visitors to explore Frank Lloyd Wright’s architectural shapes and spaces, and record their perspectives through drawing.

Art materials, including a drawing board, paper, a variety of pencils, and erasers, are available for loan at the Family Activity Kiosk. This program is geared towards teens, though families with children of all ages are welcome. No registration required.

Saturday Sketching is free with admission to the museum.

See more at https://www.guggenheim.org/event/saturday-sketching

 

NY Cares Soiree

Friday, May 19 from 8 am to 11:30 pm
The Bowery Hotel Terrace, 335 Bowery at 3rd Street

An enchanted evening of cocktails, tastings, silent auction, dancing, and so much more.

Masks strongly encouraged as part of your “Masquerade Chic” attire.

New York Cares is the largest volunteer network in the city. Last year, 64,000 New Yorkers made the city a better place by volunteering in New York Cares programs at more than 1,300 nonprofits and schools – improving education, meeting immediate needs, and revitalizing public spaces. To learn more about New York Cares, please visit newyorkcares.org.

Tickets at http://www.501auctions.com/newyorkcaressoiree

 

Wine on Wheels Grand Tasting & Silent Auction

April 29 at 1:00 PM
City Winery

This spring, Wheeling Forward, a charity focused on serving NYC’s disabled community brings together some of the greatest sommeliers and wines in the world inside one venue for its annual fundraiser Wine on Wheels. Currently in its sixth year, Wheeling Forward’s Wine on wheels invites oenophiles and novices alike to journey through over 200 wines poured by over 60 of the top sommeliers in the city lead by the co-founder Yannick Benjamin, a wheelchair bound seasoned industry professional and sommelier at the historic University Club. New this year on the week of April 22th-April 29th we will be celebrating Sommposium, Wine on Wheels Week with engaging seminars throughout the city lead by our Wine on Wheels Sommelier team!

Wine on Wheels will feature exciting wine producers from all over the world poured by NYC’s top Sommeliers!

Alsace, Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, Loire, Piedmont, Tuscany, Sicily, Greece, Hungary, Czech Republic, Georgia, Washington, Napa, Sonoma, Finger Lakes, Mosel, Rheingau, Wachau, Kremstal, Rioja, Ribera del Duero, Galicia, Jerez, Portugal, Douro Valley, South Africa, New Zealand, Australia, Chile, Argentina and many more!! For more information and to purchase tickets go to: http://www.wineonwheels.org/ or email: wineonwheels@wheelingforward.org

For more information visit http://wineonwheels.org

Party Pics: Works & Process at the Guggenheim Young Friends

On Friday, March 10, 2017, Works & Process at the Guggenheim presented ISAAC MIZRAHI and the Ben Waltzer Quartet, hosted by Works & Process Young Friends in Café 3, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 1071 Fifth Avenue and 88th Street, NYC. The sold-out evening began with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres at 8pm, followed by a performance at 9pm.

Direct from his sold-out Café Carlyle run, Isaac Mizrahi performed a number of his favorite tunes and told (mostly) true stories in his quest to be loved by the audience. He also re-gifted items he had picked up from overzealous fans, business associates and gala dinner swag bags.

Isaac Mizrahi has been a leader in the fashion industry for 30 years – not merely for his work as a designer but also for his crossover presence into pop culture. He was the subject and co-creator of the award-winning documentary Unzipped, trailblazed the concept of masstige through a groundbreaking partnership with Target, has hosted his own television talk show, written two books, and has made countless appearances in movies and television. Currently he serves as a weekly judge on Project Runway: All-Stars and is at work on a memoir due
out in 2017. He has designed costumes for prestigious ballet and opera companies and Broadway and Off-Broadway productions. Mizrahi has performed cabaret at Café Carlyle, Joe’s Pub, West Bank Café and City Winery.

Works & Process at the Guggenheim

For over 31 years and in over 400 productions, New Yorkers have been able to see, hear, and meet the most acclaimed artists in the world, in an intimate setting unlike any other. Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, has championed new works and offered audiences unprecedented access to generations of leading creators and performers. Each performance takes place in the Guggenheim’s intimate Frank Lloyd Wright–designed 285-seat Peter B. Lewis Theater. Described by the New York Times as “an exceptional opportunity to understand something of the creative process,” Works & Process is produced by founder Mary Sharp Cronson.

For more information visit http://www.worksandprocess.org

Celebrate Spring NY

Wednesday, April 5, from 8:00 PM to 12:00 AM
LAVO, 39 E 58th Street, New York

Celebrate Spring was first conceived in 2008 by G. Pennington Egbert III, his sister Missy Egbert Sheehan and their close friend Georgina B. Schaeffer.  The three, whose fathers both lived with Parkinson’s disease, joined together to create the Young New Yorkers for the Fight Against Parkinson’s committee, a group of nearly 100 New Yorkers dedicated to advancing a cure for Parkinson’s.  Each year the committee hosts Celebrate Spring in New York City, which has raised more than $750,000 since its inception.

Read more at http://www.pdf.org/csny