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For Immediate Release: ioby Supper Club Launch Event with Chef Dave Martin

8 Sep

ioby launches exclusive Supper Club Series with September 15th event
Food. NYC. Youth. Health. Environment. Gardens. Good

ioby, a nonprofit organization that brings environmental projects to life in NYC neighborhoods, will kick-off a series of Supper Club events with an inaugural dinner on Thursday, September 15th at St. Marks Church in the Bowery featuring food by Chef Dave Martin of Bravo’s Top Chef: Season One and wines from Victor Schwartz of V.O.S. Selections.

This event will be the first in a series of dinners in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx where New Yorkers will dine outside for a spectacular, seasonal gourmet meal and learn more about the social, health and environmental impacts the city of New York faces due to food access issues. Proceeds from the series’ ticket sales will go to the Supper Club Fund that supports the many ioby projects that increase access to healthy food for NYC youth. Tickets from this dinner will directly benefit two selected ioby projects: Culinary Kids and La Plaza Cultural. Project leaders from Culinary Kids in Far Rockaway and La Plaza Cultural on East 9th Street will be at the dinner to share stories from their great work.

This intimate and rare dining experience will include a four-course seasonal meal and wine pairings. Tickets are limited to 35 diners: $125 apiece.

Press Contact: Erin Barnes, erin@ioby.org, 917-464-4515 x2, 203-606-7710

About ioby:

ioby stands for “in our backyards,” and connects New Yorkers to environmental projects in their own neighborhoods through an online crowd-resourcing platform. On ioby.org, anyone can raise money, organize volunteers and share ideas for local environmental change. Since launching the beta site in May 2009, New Yorkers making micro-donations (on average $37) to discrete, site-specific ioby projects, have contributed more than $120,000 and have fully funded more than 85 successful projects in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx and Staten Island. ioby is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, co-founded by three graduates of the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies.

About Chef Dave Martin:

Chef Dave Martin gained notoriety as a Chef-testant and finalist on the first season of Bravo’s Top Chef where he placed third. Since his appearance he has created quite a name for himself as a chef, cookbook author, brand ambassador, consultant and caterer. His mantra of using the freshest and best ingredients and creating “flavorful food without the fat,” coincides directly with ioby’s mission. 

About Victor Schwartz:

For the past 25 years, Victor Schwartz and V.O.S. SELECTIONS have been importing and distributing the finest wines, spirits and sakes to the top echelon of restaurants and wine shops throughout the New York metropolitan area. V.O.S. values quality over quantity and in doing so has created a portfolio of fine artisanal wines and spirits from across the globe.



Photography and Event Volunteers Needed!

28 Aug

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: http://www.flickr.com/photos/ioby/sets/72157625293725151/

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 erin@ioby.org with “Photographer” in the subject line.