NYC Life:  Puppies, Photographs, and Benefits

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Here are some fun events this weekend and a few others you need to add to your calendar.

April 1-2. The Photography Show at Pier 94

One of the world’s most prestigious annual photography events, The Photography Show is the longest-running and foremost exhibition dedicated to the photographic medium, offering a wide range of museum-quality work, including contemporary, modern, and 19th-century photographs as well as photo-based art, video, and new media. Features more than 115 galleries from around the world. Get all the details.

April 2. Pints and Puppies

A day of beer and puppies — does it get any better than that? Stone Street Tavern is hosting a puppy-palooza and invites you to bring your furry friends along with you to the pub for social hour! Hang out with other dog owners and let the little ones mingle while you sip on craft beers from spots like San Diego’s Ballast Point and Portland, Maine’s Allagash Brewing Company. Your admission includes one free drink to get the party started, and access to drink specials throughout the event. There’ll also be a photo booth with unlimited opportunities for selfies of you and your pup in the Big Apple. Your sips are an altruistic endeavor too: A portion of the proceeds will go to local charities that support dog rescuers. April 2 from 5- PM. Stone Street Tavern.  Get tickets.


Head to the Triad for an entertaining evening for a great cause. Performer Lauren Testerman (Love Quirks; Off-Broadway’s The Black Book) and performer/composer Tim Realbuto (Ghostlight the musical; Off-Broadway’s YES) will co-direct and star in this benefit concert for Lauren’s mother who is battling cancer. They will be joined on stage by some of NYC’s best talent, including stars from television and the Broadway stage.

April 4th at 9:00 PM|Triad Theatre NYC|Tickets start at $10.

May 8.  The Bella & Bella Fella Awards

We’re huge fans of the Bella Abzug Leadership Institute (BALI), founded 2005 by Liz Abzug in honor of her legendary mother who fought for equality and women.  Since then BALI has faithfully worked with young women and girls, inspiring, mentoring and training them to become leaders in creating positive social and economic change. Their programs are offered at no charge. This evening is a wonderful opportunity to learn more about the terrific work they are doing.  Monday May 8 from 6 to 8:30 PM| The New York Athletic Club| Get tickets.

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