Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Two Upcoming Events to Support Local Nonprofits

Row Around Manhattan to Support Rocking the Boat
On Saturday, October 3rd, eight teams of rowers will navigate 28.5 miles around Manhattan in a fleet of hand-built wooden boats to raise money for Rocking the Boat, a South Bronx boatbuilding and environmental education youth development program. Each team has pledged to raise $4,000 to support Rocking the Boat’s mission to “use boats to build kids to help them develop into empowered and responsible adults.”
This first-ever circumnavigation to raise funds for Rocking the Boat will push off at 6:00 a.m. from the Village Community Boathouse’s boathouse at Pier 40, on West Houston Street, make scenic breakfast and lunch stops at Hallet’s Cove, Long Island City and Swindler’s Cove in Washington Heights, and return to Pier 40 by 3:30 p.m. for an appreciation and awards barbecue.
Click here to learn more about this fabulous program and how you can help! You can register to row yourself, sponsor a rower, or make a general donation.

Bronx Museum of the Arts Benefit Concert
A one of a kind concert to benefit the Bronx Museum of the Arts... Wise Latina Woman composed by Arturo O'Farrill, featuring the world premiere performance by the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra. The benefit concert will be honoring Bronx-born Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor. Here are the details: Thursday, November 5, 2009, 6:00pm Dinner, 8:00pm Concert, Peter Norton Symphony Space, Peter Jay Sharp Theater, 2537 Broadway at 95th Street, New York, NY. Champagne and dessert to follow the performance.
Patron tickets, which include dinner, performance, and dessert, are $350. Friend tickets, which include only the performance and dessert, are $150.
For further information or to purchase tickets, please contact us at (718) 681-6000, ext. 174 or

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