With the weather warming up a bit it is a wonderful time to get out there and socialize at fundraisers and other grand events.
Pietro’s Fight Night Round VII will take place on Friday March 15, 2019. The nonprofit organization dedicated to raising awareness and funds to find a cure for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD). It was founded by Manni and Dayna Scarso in 2012 after the couple learned the devastating news that their then-three-year-old son Pietro was diagnosed with DMD – the most common and lethal childhood genetic disorder in the world affecting one in every 3,500 male births. Rappers Fatman Scoop and Chubb Rock will perform at the fundraising event, and nightlife lawyer Sal Strazzulo will be honored with the ‘Cure Fighter Award’ for his long-term support of Pietro and the Scarso family. The mission of Pietro’s Fight is to increase worldwide awareness of DMD, with the purpose of raising and appropriating funds for research that will realize a cure for this fatal disease and ensure that children like Pietro have the opportunity to enjoy a full life. For tickets please visit http://www.pietrosfight.org/events/fight-night-round-vii-pietro-vs-dmd/
The fantastic enCourage Kids Foundation will host its 34th Annual Gala on Thursday, March 21, 2019, from 6:00pm-10:00pm at the Marriott Marquis in Times Square. Ryan Field, WABC 7 Sports Anchor, will emcee the signature fundraising gala which will include a seated dinner that will honor Kevin M. Donner, Executive Managing Director – Cushman & Wakefield and Jason D. Hernandez, Managing Director, Nuveen Real Estate. Colette Smith (NY Jets Defensive Coach) and Howard Cross (NY Giants Super Bowl Champion) will invite Ketrina Hazell, Ms. Wheelchair NY 2018, to the stage to share her personal story on how enCourage Kids has impacted children around the world. Live Wire will provide music throughout the night. For more information please visit www.encourage-kids.org.
The New York City Hospitality Alliance, a membership nonprofit association representing restaurants and nightlife establishments throughout the five boroughs, announced honorees for the 4th Annual NYC Hospitality Alliance Awards. The ceremony and cocktail party will take place at TAO Downtown on April 8, 2019, from 6:30 pm-10:00 pm.
The event will showcase the best in cuisine, cocktails, and culture and pays homage to NYC’s restaurant and nightlife establishments and professionals that have made an impact on the city’s amazing hospitality industry. Tickets are now on sale for the event. General Admission tickets are $250 and there are also packages which include 10 tickets and a digital advertisement on-site at the event that can be purchased for $2,500. This is a standing room only event with non-reserved seating available for general admission ticket holders. Passed hors d’oeuvres and craft cocktails will be served. To purchase tickets, or for more information about the New York City Hospitality Alliance Awards, please visit: http://www.allianceawards.org/
And, one last easy way to give back – vote online for a hometown hero. Diane von Furstenberg announced this year’s People’s Voice Award nominees, one of four honors recognized at the 10th annual DVF Awards. Every year Diane selects four incredible women to be nominated for the People’s Voice Award, chosen by the public. This year, New York City resident Yvette Alberdingk Thijm, Executive Director of WITNESS, is one of the four finalists. Voting is now LIVE on DVFAwards.com and will remain open until March 24 when the winner will be selected.
Diane has always been an advocate for female empowerment and has made it her passion to honor women and provide them with the resources they need to continue their work. The winner of the People’s Voice Award receives $50,000 to further their cause, which would help WITNESS continue their cause and provide countless women, New York-based and beyond, with the tools and support to keep them safe and identify crucial situations where video can work to expose injustice.
The DVF Awards were created in 2010 and are dedicated to recognizing and honoring five incredible women who have demonstrated leadership, strength and courage in their commitment to women’s causes. The 2019 DVF Awards will take place on Thursday, April 11at the Brooklyn Museum.
Here is to our great city giving back and making a difference.