Nuyorican Poets Cafe Hurricane Sandy Relief Benefit at JOE’S PUB in NYC on 12/20!
Just like with healing our body, healing our homes, our cities, and our earth after a natural disaster with devastating repercussions requires tremendous communal support and uplifting artistic energy. That is why We Are the Real Deal is the perfect space to announce an exciting upcoming event in which I’ll be performing on Thursday, December 20 at 11:30 p.m. at Joe’s Pub in New York City.
As a New York City-based artist, eating disorder recovery advocate, and recovered individual, I have thought a lot these past weeks about the similarities between eating disorder recovery and disaster relief. Without pushing the analogy, without over exploring and making any insensitive connections, I know that no matter what, both involved tremendous patience, love, and compassion, and both are much easier, much more lasting, much more fulfilling when there is art involved.
The incredible line-up includes: muMs (“Poet” from the HBO series OZ); Mahogany Browne (host of the Cafe’s legendary Friday Night Slam); Jive Poetic (DJ and host of the Nuyo’s Slam Open); poet Caroline Rothstein (whose video “Fat” was recently tweeted by Lady Gaga); poet, actress and vocalist La Bruja; Nuyo Slam Team alums Bryonn Bain and Whitney “Witness” Greenway; vocalists Aurora Rose and Melodie Nicholson; and poets Caits Meissner andQueen Godis. USA Today recommends the Nuyorican Poets Cafe as one of the top cultural attractions in downtown Manhattan, and The Wall Street Journal says the Cafe has grown “from a small, volunteer-led venue to a thriving arts center.”
Here is a link to the event, and details are below:
Nuyorican Poets Cafe Benefit at Joe’s Pub
Thursday, December 20 at 11:30 p.m.
425 Lafayette Street New York, NY 10003
Tickets: $25 Reserved; $40 Premium
If you cannot attend the show but still want to support the cause, you can make tax-deductible donations here (to receive a tax exemption letter for a donation, forward the donation receipt email to firstname.lastname@example.org).