NYC LIFE: Help Puerto Rico, Dresses, Wildlife, Chihuly and More
NYC has close ties to Puerto Rico and our hearts go out to our fellow citizens. Many thanks to Evelyn Kanter for providing a vetted and comprehensive list of charities to support to help victims of Maria (and Irma, Harvey, and the Mexico quakes.) And if you love Tennessee Williams, head to Hoboken for a special performance of 4 of his plays which will also benefit hurricane victims. If you’re still living in your summer bubble, this will burst it: The ice rink at Rockefeller Center opens Oct. 7! Looking for fun and worthy events in October? Check these out.
How to Help Puerto Rico
When Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria ripped through the Caribbean, Puerto Rico and the Florida Keys, she left a trail of shattered buildings, boats and dreams. Ditto Hurricanes Jose & Maria. Tens of thousands of people have lost their homes and their jobs. Many thanks to Evelyn Kanter for providing this vetted and comprehensive list of charities to support with a donation to feed and clothe Maria and Irma’s victims and start the rebuilding.
Oct. 6. Your Invitation to a Dress Party!
Cynthia Fields is launching a new line of fabulous dresses, expertly tailored and exquisitely made. Designed for women with real bodies—sizes 4 to 16 in classic black and stunning Fall colors. Take a look . Pop-up showroom is located in the Fashion District, NYC., Friday October 6th from 4 – 8 PM – bring a friend RVVP firstname.lastname@example.org
Oct. 11. Girls Belong Here! Join us.
The Head Tomato is personally inviting all of you to an amazing evening to benefit Because I am a Girl. Let’s tell the world that Girls Belong Here! …in corporate board rooms, government offices, and in leadership roles. Anywhere boys or men belong. The evening includes an amazing panel of women who have succeeded in male dominated careers including Rocky Jones, FIRST female FDNY Battalion Chief. Get details.
Oct. 13-15. Tennessee Williams in Hoboken will Benefit Hurricane Victims
Our friend and Tomato, Karen Nason, who is running for Mayor of Hoboken, is bringing the arts to Hoboken in a benefit for hurricane victims. She is hosting an evening of four Tennessee Williams one-act plays. 100% of the $40 ticket price (which also includes food, wine, dessert, and coffee) will go to the Hurricane Relief Fund. Get the details.
Oct. 20-26. The Wildlife Conservation Film Festival
Attention wildlife lovers (which would be all of us.) The 7th annual Wildlife Conservation Film Festival happens this month. There will be 10 tens of film screenings and discussions that will inform, engage and inspire you about the need for and importance of the protection of global biodiversity. Screenings are at the Cinema Village Theater, 22 East 12th St. and University Place. Get the details.
Now through Oct. 31. Do NOT MISS CHIHULY NIGHTS
This spectacular exhibition now at the New York Botanical Gardens is infused with a magical energy as the artworks are spectacularly illuminated amid NYBG’s sweeping vistas and magnificent Conservatory. After sunset, the atmosphere is thrilling: experience the heightened drama and luminous quality of Dale Chihuly’s colors and forms when lit under the evening sky. In the Visitor Center plaza, a rotating lineup of performing artists and musicians provides entertainment while you relax and enjoy shopping, food, and Avión Tequila cocktails available for purchase. Tickets are selling out. Get the details.