Charity Register: January/February
Six opportunities to give back this winter.
January 14, 2013
East Side House Settlement
What: Seventy-three exhibits of antiques and fine and decorative arts comprise the 59th annual Winter Antiques Show, which benefits the East Side House Settlement. The show launches with an opening night party, which also supports the organization aimed at bringing education opportunities and training in technology to underprivileged students in the South Bronx.
When: Thursday, January 24 through Sunday, February 3
Where: Park Avenue Armory, 67th Street and Park Avenue
Garden of Dreams Foundation
What: Comedians Ray Romano, Robert Klein, Darrell Hammond, Brian Regan, and Wanda Sykes among others will take the stage at the Garden of Dreams Foundation and MSG Entertainment’s Garden of Laughs. The stand-up show, presented by Chase, will support the Garden of Dreams Foundation, which serves children facing serious adversity such as poverty, life-threatening illness, and homelessness.
When: Saturday, January 26
Where: The Theater at Madison Square Garden, 4 Penn Plaza
Susan G. Komen for the Cure
What: The Young Professionals Committee, a Greater New York City affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, will celebrate the fifth anniversary of the annual “Painting Wall Street Pink” fête. The festivities will commence with a cocktail reception on the trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange, and continue at Cipriani, where DJ Jason Fioto will spin. Money raised will fund local breast cancer grants and research.
When: Thursday, January 31
Where: New York Stock Exchange, 11 Wall Street; and Cipriani Wall Street, 55 Wall Street
Metropolitan Museum of Art
What: The Metropolitan Museum of Art promises an evening of family fun at its annual family benefit, this year themed “Heroes and Heroines.”
When: Monday, February 4
Where: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Avenue
Amfar The Foundation for AIDS Research
What: Since its 1998 debut, Amfar’s New York Gala has raised more than $11 million for the organization, which combats AIDS through research and awareness. The evening honors individuals dedicated to the cause with Awards of Courage. Past recipients have included Bill Clinton, Elizabeth Taylor, and Lorne Michaels.
When: Wednesday, February 6
Where: To be announced
Heart & Soul Charitable Fund
What: The Fund will honor American Red Cross President and CEO Gail McGovern with the Forrest Church Award for Humanitarian Service at its 24th annual gala. The evening, replete with a cocktail reception and live auction hosted by Lydia Fenet, will support New York community programs.
When: Thursday, February 21
Where: Christie’s, 20 Rockefeller Plaza
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