Archive | February, 2012

Mae’s Breath Foundation Fundraiser for Lung Cancer Education

29 Feb

The mission of the Mae’s Breath Foundation is to empower and educate lung cancer patients in treatment options, and building healthy and effective relationships with healthcare providers; all while maintaining their dignity.

On March 3rd, they’re holding a fundraising event which includes refreshments, a silent auction, and mini symposium. Ticket prices range from $20-100 and can be purchased here:

All proceeds will be going to The Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation. See official flyer below!


Nuns on Ice: You Dont Want to Miss This!

15 Feb


FREE to the Public Event with Giveaway of 100 Nun’s Habits,

Raffle for SISTER ACT Tickets and Musical Performance


WHAT:             Citi Pond℠ at Bryant Park, Broadway’s SISTER ACT & God’s Love We Deliver host Nuns On Ice, Feb.16th from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The first 100 people to rent skates during the event will receive a beautiful, flowing nun’s habit to wear as they glide across the ice.  All guests wearing the habit will not only keep their ears warm, but will be entered to win tickets to SISTER ACT on Broadway!

$1 from all skate rentals between 5:30 and 6:30pm will support God’s Love We Deliver, an organization that provides nutritious, individually-tailored meals to people who are too sick to shop or cook for themselves.

Skaters and spectators will also enjoy a dazzling free performance from a SISTER ACT cast member singing “Fabulous Baby.”


VISUALS:         100 ice skaters of all ages donned in Nun’s habits gliding across the ice

                            Performance of SISTER ACT’s “Fabulous Baby”


WHEN:             Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012, 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

WHERE:           Citi Pond at Bryant Park

Between W. 40th and W. 42nd Streets and 5th and 6th Avenues, New York, NY

CONTACT:       Quinn & Co.

David Semanoff, Office: 212.868.1900 x222,

A Multi-Designer Sale’s Event and Fundraiser

10 Feb



Over 20 Independent Designers, Makers & Vintage Collectors Selling

for the Benefit of God’s Love We Deliver

NEW YORK – Feb 8, 2012 – Artists & Fleas, Williamsburg’s weekly indoor market for artists, independent designers and vintage collectors, will hold Love for Sale, a multi-designer Valentine’s Day sales event with a portion of proceeds to benefit God’s Love We Deliver. The weekend-long sale will be held on February 11th & 12th at Artists & Fleas’ Williamsburg, Brooklyn location. Over 20 participating indie designers, artists and vintage collectors have contributed an item to be sold at prices discounted up to 20% off of regular pricing in a red color themed area curated by the market management. Participants will include Georgia Varidakis Jewelry, FSMNYC, QP & Monty and the Spooky Boutique. Artists & Fleas will match sales profits in a contribution to God’s Love We Deliver. Additionally, Brooklyn-based Karaoke DJs The Kings of Karaoke will be holding a Saturday evening free karaoke session beginning at 5pm to kick off the weekend.

“Valentine’s Day at the market has always been as much about giving as it is receiving and the opportunity to get gift-worthy goods while supporting independent artists and a tremendous organization caring for people across New York City is a perfect match,” said Ronen Glimer, co-founder of Artists & Fleas with Amy Abrams.

Artists & Fleas has curated a space within the market for Love for Sale, consisting of merchandise and items for sale across a wide range of styles and trends in fashion, art and design with merchandise to include jewelry, clothing, housewares, handmade goods, vintage fashion, antiquities and visual arts. Some highlights include:

  • Georgia Varidakis Jewelry, a Williamsburg-based designer of modern-day heirloom jewelry.
  • Evolving Habitat, Brooklyn-based design studio that re-purposes found and salvaged items such as deer antlers, birch wood, antique glass and metal for the home and wardrobe.
  • QP & Monty, East Village-based vintage sellers and creators of a series of bespoke men’s clothing.
  • Pioneering women’s vintage collector Ricky Becker of Spooky Boutique, a long-time NYC advisor to fashion stylists seeking inspiration from vintage clothing and period pieces.
  • More than 20 other independent designers from the Artists & Fleas’ community.

Artists & Fleas “Love For Sale” will be open Saturday & Sunday, February 11th & 12th from 10:00 a.m. to 7 p.m. at 70 North 7th Street in Williamsburg, Brooklyn and is free to the public. For a full line-up of vendors and additional information, visit or email


Media Contact:

Artists & Fleas: Ronen Glimer,, 917.301.5765

About Artists & Fleas:

Artists & Fleas is Brooklyn’s longest running curator and creator of weekly markets for indie designers, vintage collectors, emerging artists and food artisans to set up shop and connect directly with customers and the broader community of independent creative makers and entrepreneurs. Established in 2003 in Williamsburg Brooklyn, Artists & Fleas is a unique destination for the community of artisans, collectors and cool-hunters to come together in a thriving alternative-to-retail setting open every weekend year-round where buyers and sellers can meet from around the world. Current markets include the Williamsburg, Brooklyn location (weekends only, year-round), a Summer seasonal market at the Williamsburg waterfront as part of the OSA Presents concert series (Summers only, resuming June 2012) and a pop-up at Chelsea Market in spring 2012. Follow Artists & Fleas Love on Facebook and on Twitter @artistsandfleas. For more information, visit


God’s Love We Deliver: Em Findley,, 212.294.8141, 517.402.1776

About God’s Love We Deliver
God’s Love is the New York metropolitan area’s leading not-for-profit provider of life-sustaining meals and nutritional counseling for people living with life-threatening illnesses. God’s Love We Deliver is dedicated to cooking – and delivering – the specific, nutritious meals a client’s severe illness and treatment so urgently require. God’s Love supports families by providing meals for the children and senior caregivers of its clients. All of the agency’s services are provided free of charge, and in its entire 25 year history, God’s Love We Deliver has never had a waiting list. For more information, visit Follow God’s Love on Facebook and follow them on Twitter, @godslovenyc.

ICSF Valentine’s Party

9 Feb

The Inner-City Scholarship Fund Junior Committee is having its annual Valentine’s-themed party for the 1st to 3rd grade kids of St. Ann School in East Harlem on Saturday, February 11, from 11:30pm to 2:30pm. There will be arts and crafts amidst the Valentines decorations, as well as pizza and soda! There may even be a Cupid sighting complete with diapers and a bow and arrow, though you didn’t hear that from me.

If you’re interested in volunteering your time and good vibrations, please contact Jonathan ( ) or Kurt ( ). They’ll get you on the list and send out more details before Saturday.

For more information about the Inner-City Scholarship Fund, please visit their website: Read about my time volunteering with ICSF by clicking here.

Volunteer Grant Writer Needed!

7 Feb

A grant writer is needed right away to help with grant research,to  write and apply for grants for A.H. Dance Company 1-4 hours a week. The volunteer will work directly with the Artistic Director and must be able to work independently at The Foundation Center or remotely on a computer from home. Meetings with the Artistic Director will be held 1-2 times a month just to touchbase on the grant writing. You’ll also be asked to find alternative sources for funding: creative fundraising events, crowdfunding campaigns, and other online fundraising campaigns.

Best candidates will be:

* Good Writer * Flexible * Creative * Willingness to learn * Organized * Business savvy * Philanthropist * Supporter of the Arts and Dance especially * Self-starter * Team player *

Interested? Email short paragraph bio that reflects a summary of your experience, what your interests are, and your availability during the week to