One of NYC’s non-profits that is near and dear to my heart, ioby (stands for “in our backyards”), is in need of volunteers for upcoming Fall events. Specifically, they’re looking for photographers to help capture some of the awesomeness that will occur, but sommeliers, cater waiters, and general volunteers are also needed.
A new professional or photography student looking to build his or her portfolio could use this as an opportunity to work with emerging leaders in NYC. ioby has a high standard of work already, based on the excellent work of three photographers at their last event; pictures here:
The events are quite different from each other, but all are fundraisers for ioby or projects on ioby. They are, chronologically:
Sept 10th: A largely LGBTIQ late night costumed dance party at a private residence in Lower Manhattan
Sept 15th: An intimate outdoor dinner party at St. Mark’s Church on the Bowery featuring Bravo’s Top Chef Dave Martin and other celebrities (*experience in shooting food required). Get tickets here: http://supperclubbouwerie.eventbrite.com/
Sept 18th: An afternoon rooftop panel discussion about rooftops
Nov 10th: An evening benefit in Brooklyn (location to be confirmed)
Nov 12th: Design exhibition in Brooklyn (date to be confirmed)
Dec 30th: A top chef prepared oyster and champagne fundraiser featuring sustainably raised oysters and the farmers who raised them. (date to be confirmed)
Interested photographers should send a short email of interest, resume and link to portfolio to Erin at email@example.com with “Photographer” in the subject line.
This Saturday May 14th, I’ll be joining forces with my good friend Mckenzie from the MMMGuide.com to throw one of Brooklyn’s Largest Potluck parties!
The event will raise money for God’s Love We Deliver, an organization founded over 25 years ago when one woman began delivering food on her bicycle to a man dying from AIDS, and which now cooks 3,600 meals each weekday, delivering them to clients living with life-altering illnesses throughout the Tri-State area.
This Saturday, we’ll be serving up some delicious main dishes of our own on a rooftop in Prospect Heights and asking our guests to bring a side dish, dessert, or beverage of their liking for everyone to share, as well as a $15 donation. Everyone will receive a raffle ticket which will enter them for a chance to win one of many fantastic prizes donated by and for some of our favorite NYC locals like The Meatball Shop, Living Free NYC, iCi Restaurant, and more! Additional tickets can be purchased, with 100% of the proceeds from the entire event going directly to God’s Love We Deliver.
Interested in attending? We’d love to have you! Just email me (Rachel) at firstname.lastname@example.org or McKenzie at email@example.com to RSVP and obtain that vital piece of info you’ll need in order to attend: Where’s the potluck party at?!
Many thanks to our generous supporters who have donated products or raffle items to the event:
A few weeks ago I posted about New York Cares’ annual Hands On New York Day, taking place on April 16th citywide. That’s two weeks from now- have you signed up yet? The Give & Get NYC team will be cleaning up the entranceway to Highland Park in Queens. We have plenty of room on our team if you’re looking to volunteer outside on a beautiful April morning!
Hands On New York Day is an incredible day of service, with over 5,000 volunteers fanning out across the boroughs to work on spring greening projects. Last year our team was placed in Queens where we painted benches in Bowne Park. It’s a great way to get outside with some friends and make a difference, and also an important fundraiser for New York Cares that supports the 11,000 volunteer projects that run year-round. I’ve thrown together a team for this and NY Cares other annual event, New York Cares Day, for the past three years. This year is no different: Join Team Give and Get NYC on April 16th
Cocktail for a Cause will be collaborating with Earth Rights Institute to raise funds for water relief in Haiti. Safe Water Today will be providing emergency supplies to the Tulip Siphon Water Filters: a high quality, low cost unit home water treatment system which can be used for water purification in emergency situations. The great thing about these filters is that the use of one filter over a 24 hr period could provide enough clean water to service up to 40 people.
Taking place at Kush Lounge from 6-9pm tonight, you’ll be able to make a donation at the door to this cause and receive drink specials all night. To buy tickets in advance for $15, click here.