Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Beso Lounge Hosts Valentine's Day Weekend Charity to Help Children with Autism this Friday, February 11th

Here is an event that not only sounds like fun, but also will help children with autism. Admission is free. The suggested $15 admission fee will be donated to "Autism Speaks". If anyone has first hand experience with the organization or Beso lounge please do share.



Valentines Day weekend can feel lonely for singles in NYC, but there is one solution. Bid on one of NYC’s finest bachelors or bachelorettes and you can win a date! Beso Lounge, located at 320 E. 204th Street in Bronx, NY, is hosting this first annual live charity auction on Friday, February 11 at
9:00 PM. And the best part about this event is that all the proceeds are being donated to a good cause.

Although there is no admission charge, a $15 donation is suggested at the door. All donations from the door and the auction will go to Autism Speaks, a not-for-profit organization, founded in 2005, that has become the nation’s largest autism research and advocacy organization, dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism. Their goal is to change the future for all who struggle with autism spectrum disorders.

“It is wonderful to have local businesses in the community partner with Autism Speaks to produce an event such as this. It shows the community that businesses are looking to give back to help so many families that are affected by autism,” said Jena Greco, NYC Walk Director, Autism Speaks.

Autism is a complex neurobiological disorder that inhibits a person's ability to communicate and develop social relationships, and is often accompanied by behavioral challenges. Autism spectrum disorders are diagnosed in one in 110 children in the United States, affecting four times as many boys as girls. The prevalence of autism increased 57 percent from 2002 to 2006. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have called autism a national public health crisis whose cause and cure remain unknown.

Beso Lounge was founded in November 2010 by Gino Pacheco and Eli Garcia. They are dedicated to getting more involved in philanthropic causes by helping to raise money and awareness. Beso Lounge is an exciting venue with lively music, Thursday night karaoke and nightly drink specials.

Cash and checks will be accepted at the door with checks made payable to Autism Speaks.


Anonymous said...

I have walked by this place many times and assumed it was closed. The exterior is in pretty bad shape. It has no sign and simply looks like someone spray painted the outside of an old Irish bar named "The Sandlot". I hope someone cleans up the place and uses it well. The neighborhood needs a hang out!

Anonymous said...

I have been to this place and seen inappropriate females working here and never thought the owners would mix dirty business with this kind of event. It should be a more appropriate dress code for this loung for other women to be able to come in with there significant other.

Anonymous said...

I have also been to this lounge, and feel that it has raised the bar from our local community and other bars in this boro.if the owners are fundraising we as a community and customers should applaud such efforts .be positive people.having inappropriate work attire does not mean its a dirty business.its called insecurity

iKNOWthatsRIGHT said...

Is this for real? has anyone seen the fascade of this location? Ummm I'm confused. After the event I want to see receipts show me some receipts where this money is going. lol

Anonymous said...

Never judge a book by its cover. I went to Beso Lounge to support a great cause and had an extraordinary time. It's like bringing the city to the Bronx. It's a fun, sexy and mature crowd. You have to admit, there aren't many bar/lounges that even think about having fundraising events. Congratulations Beso Lounge!

Anonymous said...

Beso beso beso , com `on people , opening a business is extremely complicated in nyc .especially a bar /club .which includes a liquor license.now you have a local bar that wants to contribute to our communities and they get bashed .lets turn it around and be supportive .even the competition, there's enough revenue for everyone.