The 2nd annual RFK Young Leaders Benefit is here y’all! Let’s get together for a more just New York!
DJ set by Questlove
Special performance by Uma Thurman, Timothee Chalamet (Homeland), Yaya DaCosta, Dominic Fumusa (Nurse Jackie)
Keynote by Kerry Kennedy
Food provided by Whole Foods, Haven’s Kitchen, Magnolia Bakery, Bite Sized Kitchen, Tea & Jam, Imperial Woodpecker Sno-Balls and more….
This year the RFK Young Leaders are working to win basic rights for New York farmworkers. Did you know farmworkers don’t have a right to a day off….ever? Do you know that children who work on farms can be paid below minimum wage? By coming to this event, you are standing with the 100,000 people in New York that work on farms, and will help us all pass the Farmworkers Fair Labor Practices Act.
Event sponsored by:
MAY 1 2013
7:30 PM TO 10:30 PM
OPEN BAR: 7:30 PM TO 8:30 PM
Start your summer with a splash! Please join us for an exclusive clean water fundraiser at the Gansevoort Park rooftop, benefiting Voss Foundation. If you help us sell out the event, together we can provide clean drinking water to an entire community in Liberia! Tickets will not be available at the door.
GANSEVOORT PARK ROOFTOP 420 PARK AVE S. NEW YORK, NY
An original play Old Man River which is a part of the Midwinter Madness Short Play Festival, directed by. Guil Fisher.
Old Man River is a play about living in the moment and the chance encounters that happen every day and which we rarely take the time to stop and appreciate. Oh, and there are laughs. Lots of laughs. And love. And a most talented ensemble that will make all forty-five minutes of my show worth your while.
I’ve enclosed a link below with relevant show dates and ticket information. Show dates are Wednesday February 20th at 8:00, Friday February 22nd at 9:45, and Sunday, February 24th at 1:30 pm. Come on out and support.
On Tuesday, February 12th, please join YP4C and the NY African American Chamber of Commerce as we co-host President Obama’s first State Of The Union address since being re-elected. The watch party will take place from 6 pm to 11 pm at Highland Park, which is located at 206 E 34th Street between 2nd and 3rd Avenue. We have our very own Ilyas Akbar (DJ ILL) on the wheels spinning hits from the 90s from 6 to 9 pm as well as after the President’s address. Highland Park is offering 2 for 1 drink specials on top shelf drinks from 5 pm to 8 pm. At 9 pm, we will watch President Obama’s State of The Union address. There will be media on-hand as well getting our opinions on the President’s address. We will be live tweeting at the watch party as well. The official hashtag for the event is #SOTU and our event specific hashtag is #YP4Cwatch.
Please RSVP at http://yp4c.org/events and enter “SOTU” in the comments section. Also, President Obama recently called on Congress to pass common sense reforms to help reduce gun violence. If you are interested, please feel free to sign this petition being sent around by the Democratic Party asking Congress to swiftly pass legislation: http://my.democrats.org/Reduce-Gun-Violence. Thanks.
Ilyas Akbar * Brian Benjamin * Tai Cooper * Tara Dowdell * Mark Anthony Jenkins * Kara Lee * Diane Lucas * Taffi Woolward
Happy New Year to all! As a heads up, for all who would be interested in grassroots level tickets for the President’s Inaugural Ball on Monday, January 21st please sign up here to be notified when they go live: http://action.2013pic.org/page/s/inaugural-ball-public-tickets-signup?source=PIC_home. If you do not sign up then you will not get the notification so please make sure to do it as soon as possible if this is an avenue that you would like to pursue. The grassroots tickets will be only be made available online and for a limited time by the Presidential Inaugural Committee. Once I receive the information I will make it available as well.
Also, for those interested in attending the Young Professionals United for Change (YP4C) Pre-Inaugural Gala on Saturday, January 19th, I am pleased to announce that we have just confirmed celebrity DJ D-Nice will be joining us as he did 4 years ago. Early bird ticket prices will expire Sunday, January 6th at midnight. Ticket information can be found at:yp4cinaugural.eventbrite.com.
Obama Victory Trustee
$10 Hassle-Free NYE Soiree
PURCHASE TICKETS HERE
Guest Hosted By:
Rae Holliday (www.stuffflypeoplelike.com)
Gabriel Williams (www.stuffflypeoplelike.com)
Briana Bigham (www.bmariestyle.com)
Sir Trice Prince
Open Bar Hour
Passed hor d’oeuvres
For Bottle Service CLICK HERE
*ticket guarantees entry until 12:30 am - GET THERE EARLY!
Location: Opia Restaurant Pop Up Lounge at 130 East 57th Street (See Pics Below)
Capacity: 350 People (Less than 100 Tickets Remains)
Time: 9pm to 4am (Prefix Dining Available at 8pm)
Crowd: Diverse, upscale, attractive
Entertainment: Live Performance, DJ
Cost: $100 Admission (4 hours of Premium Open Bar, Passed hors d’oeuvres, Champagne Toast at Midnight). VIP Table Service Available
Hosts: Myself (Social Broker Extraordinaire:-), Fabrice J. Armand (Entrepreneur, Philanthropist, Haiti Humanitarian), Jean Alerte (Entrepreneur, Author, PR Executive), Unik Ernest, Entrepreneur, Humanitarian, New York Nightlife Vet- Former owner of PM now known as The Griffin located in the Meatpacking District)
Ticket(s): CLICKING HERE. For questions about VIP Table Service, please email our reservations administrator Vanessa Delgado at Vanessa@Lokeeworldwideproductions.com
Join us next Tuesday for our August exchange - tickets are now on sale! The exchange will be held over dinner at Moustache, a great restaurant in the heart of the East Village. Exchanges are a great opportunity to learn more about Acumen Fund and its mission and meet other Acumen Fund enthusiasts from the NY+acumen community in New York City.
Tuesday, August 21st, 7:30pm
Moustache, 265 East 10th St. New York, NY
Save the date for the next Acumen 101 on September 18th! The event will feature an introducation to Acumen Fund’s mission and work and will be followed by a volunteer recruiting meeting focused on planning for our annual fundraiser later this year.
Saturday August 18, at 9pm to 12mid
DJs for Obama at Taj Lounge (48 W 21st Street) from 6 pm to 11 pm. We have a lineup of 4 DJs: DJ Commish, DJ Hot Day, DJ Reg West and our partner DJ Jon Quick. Remy Martin will be sponsoring complimentary drinks from 6 to 7 pm. We will also be having limited complimentary heavy appetizers starting at 6 pm as well. There will be 2 for 1 drink specials from 6 to 8 pm. We are asking for a suggested contribution of $20. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. Folks can pay at the door or in advance with the following link:http://my.barackobama.com/Gen44OVF2012?custom1=4883335
We are asking that all NYC young professionals running for local office in 2012 be on hand to introduce themselves on the 2nd level. Please confirm candidates with me in advance at email@example.com. As usual, we will be having representatives from Obama for America on hand to sign folks up to the campaign. Also, Diane Lucas and her entity ElevenSixTwelve will be selling t-shirts, etc with proceeds going to the Obama campaign. We look forward to another great night!
Ilyas Akbar * Elkhair Balla * Brian Benjamin * Val Charles-Pierre * Danielle Chase * ElevenSixTwelve * Juanito Fortuno * Diane Lucas * Dr Aletha Maybank * Hakeem Rahim * Dr Aisha Stroop * Ny Whitaker
TNE is kicking off Memorial Day Weekend in Brooklyn for our first day party of 2012.
Saturday, May 26th @Brooklyn Terrace atop the Aloft Hotel
216 Duffield Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Doors open at 3pm
In addition to President Obama and President Clinton, a number of Broadway’s leading stars have been secured to perform on Monday, June 4th at 7 pm at the New Amsterdam Theater (214 W 42nd St) to benefit the Obama Victory Fund. These performers include Nina Arianda, Kerry Butler, Norbert Leo Butz, Bobby Cannavale, Stockard Channing, Megan Hilty, Cheyenne Jackson, James Earl Jones, Tony Kushner, Angela Lansbury, Patti LuPone, Audra McDonald, Mandy Patankin andJeffrey Wright. One of the event hosts George C. Wolfe will help to direct the performances.
Regular guest prices are $250 per person, which includes preferred seating and VIP prices are $1,000, which includes Premium Orchestra Seating and a private reception w/above performers. You can purchase tickets here: (https://my.barackobama.com/barackonbroadway?custom1=4883335).
Young Professionals United for Change
Young Professionals for Hakeem Jeffries
Democrat for Congress - 8th Congressional District
Date: Wednesday, May 23
Location: LAVO (39 East 58th St)
Ticket Price: $25
Special Guest: Martin Lipton – Senior Partner, Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz
(introducing Hakeem at 7pm)
Event Chair: Robert Reffkin – Goldman Sachs
Alex Abelin – Google
David Brown – Paul Weiss
Megan Burke – NYU Wagner Graduate School of Public Service
Kenneth Ebie – Friedman Kaplan Seiler and Adelman LLP
Larry Erwin – Director, Proclivity
Shawn Golhar – Director, Barclays Capital
Christopher Harris – Director, Lazard
Adrienne Harris – Sullivan & Cromwell
Kimberly Harris – Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
Melvin Ike – Associate, TPG Capital
Yusef Kassim – Eton Park Capital
Jonathan Keidan – Co-Founder & CEO, InsideHook
PJ Kim – CEO, New York Needs You
Andrew Klaber – Paulson & Company
Matthew Klein – Executive Director, Blue Ridge Foundation
Alexis Maule – Analyst, Credit Suisse
Wes Moore – NBC
Greg & Amanda Parsons
Benis Reyes – Columbia Business School
John Rowan – Warburg Pincus
Alex Sloane – Associate, Apollo Global Management
Daniel Smith – Managing Director, Raines International
Sunserae Smith – Board Member, Columbia University Rio+20 Student Delegation
Wayne Williams – Sydbrook CapConsulting Venture, LLC
All organizational affiliations are listed for identification purposes only.
Hakeem Jeffries Bio Highlights:
- Raised in central Brooklyn
- Graduated from SUNY, Georgetown Public Policy Institute, NYU School of Law (where he served on the law review, finished top 10% of his class, and delivered the commencement speech at graduation)
- Clerked for the Honorable Harold Baer Jr. of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
- Practiced law for several years at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
- Served as counsel in the litigation department of Viacom Inc. and CBS
- Sworn in as a member of the New York State Assembly in January 2007
You are invited to join our partners Steve Madden Music on Wednesday, May 9 at their Lower East Side location (corner of Ludlow & Stanton Streets) for an exclusive performance by Karmin and DJ Kalkutta. The evening will be hosted by Fuse’s Allison Hagendorf and Tito’s Vodka will provide complimentary beverages. Please see the attached invitation.