The Lifestyle Lounge: Welcome to Wellness

The Lifestyle Lounge: Welcome to Wellness

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You’re invited to a party where the focus is YOU!!!
YOU improving area of your life that matters!
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The Lifestyle Lounge
GET YOUR TICKETS
at this link: https://lifestyleloungedecember2015.eventbrite.com/

On December 16th at THE LIFESTYLE LOUNGE you will have the opportunity to receive complimentary one on one consultations with lifestyle experts and wellness professionals and hear inspiring talks, all while lounging and enjoying yummy, healthy food samples and beverages.

This is not a health fair or expo! But a fun, relaxing lounge party.
You are invited to come relax and unwind from your busy day.

MINI WELLNESS TREATMENTS can include:
Massage
Stress and Headache Relief
Reflexology
Energy Healing

A full list of the featured experts and vendors go to this link: http://www.thewellnesslounge.nyc/#!nyc/cgpe

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Right now when you use CODE: WM you will get $10 off the ticket price

Tickets here: https://lifestyleloungedecember2015.eventbrite.com

Here are all the details for the event:

Date:    Wednesday, December 16th, 2015
Time:    6:30pm – 9:30pm
Where:  239 W 14th Street, (between 7th -8th Ave) Red Door Entrance

The last event completely sold out. I don’t want you to miss the chance to attend, so get your ticket today!

 

 

Where Magic’s Most Famous Names Secretly Gather: WONDERSHOW at the Cutting Room 12/29

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Cassandra NemzerHave you heard about Wondershow? Every month or two the best magicians, mentalists and physical acrobats in the world gather as performers and audience members for an intimate crowd – TV stars such as David Blaine support rising stars who are winning magic’s top prizes, such as Merlin Award Winner Asi Wind. Female magicians such as Cassandra Nemzer and alternative physical performers such as Jonathan Burns are given a platform to amaze and inspire new generations.
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WONDERSHOW

Acts of Magic, Mischief and Mystery

LIVE @ CUTTING ROOM – One Night Only! – TUES DEC 29TH

New York, NY. Dec 2015 – Award winning producer Patrick Terry returns to The Cutting Room with a line up of today’s best magicians and variety artists! For one night only, don’t miss incredible performances by the one and only MASTER LEE (Conan O’Brien), as well as Bronx native ELLIOT ZIMET (America’s Got Talent), Plus outrageous comedy from Tonight Show alum JONATHAN BURNS, and a special appearance from New York’s Enchanting Songstress CASSANDRA NEMZER (Carnegie Hall) and much more!
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Presented exclusively at Manhattan’s beautiful CUTTING ROOM, owned by CHRIS NOTH of the Good Wife and Sex & The City, WONDERSHOW is an experience like no other – and will showcase the best in underground talent, as well as established professionals, like headliner, JON STETSON: America’s Master Mentalist. As one of today’s most popular entertainers, Jon has appeared on major networks and in major venues around the globe, not to mention private shows for The King of Sweden, The New England Patriots, and multiple Fortune 100 companies. His extensive television credits and thousands of live shows combined with a razor sharp sense of a humor guarantee that you will never forget ‘The Stetson Experience.’

And as if that wasn’t enough, WONDERSHOW creator, PATRICK TERRY will serve as the Master of Ceremonies chaperoning the night’s spirit of all things astounding and confounding. But arrive early to enjoy drinks and delicacies from the full bar.

Don’t miss what TIME OUT NEW YORK calls, “Professional Mindf*ckery by the most skilled performers in the business. ” as it continues to be the city’s most exciting destination for  magic, mischief & mystery.

For Tickets and more info visit www.cuttingroomnyc.com

CUTTING ROOM – 44 E. 32nd Street – New York, NY

Cassandra Nemser

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Jon Stetson www.stetsonmastermentalist.com

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Master Lee

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Elliot Zimet http://www.elliotzimet.com

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Jonathan Burns http://www.flexiblecomedy.com

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Because You’re Swanky: Gatsby New Years Ball

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We are sharing some of the hottest NYE tickets in town with you, our lovely members. This one at Beauty & Essex sounds especially swanky! We secured $35 off this hot ticket for Women’s Mafia members and friends with code PROMO.

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From the organizers:

This New Year’s Eve: A night of class, elegance, beauty and DISCO.

On December 31st, we are re-modeling the downstairs of Beauty & Essex to remove all tables, build a stage and interactive visual screens. Headlining the event will be the internationally respected Razor-N-Tape which is soon leading the disco house scene w/ rotation from Disclosure and more.

With Great Gatsby decor, a 5-hour open bar, champagne toast and huge balloon drop with full sound and light production, this is unlike anything the space has seen before. This is going to be one of New York’s most promising events for those looking for class, amazing music and a beautiful atmosphere to bring in the New Year.

Ticket Link here

 

WONDERSHOW Premieres at The Muse August 21st – 23rd

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I’m very excited to share with you that the Patrick Terry produced spectacular WONDERSHOW is returning to NYC this August 21st – 23rd at The Muse, Bushwick’s newly renovated circus arts warehouse. Would you be interested in press tickets to Wondershow and sharing about this opportunity for amazement?

Called “Professional mindf*ckery by some of the most skilled performers in the business” this iteration of Wondershow includes the world famous Jon Stetson, the inspiration for TV’s The Mentalist, Master Lee (Late Night with Conan O’Brien), TJ Tana (Masters of Illusion), The Great Throwdini (Winner of The Merlin Award, 40 Guinness World Records, The Late Show with David Letterman) Ben Nemser (Hollywood’s Magic Castle), prima burlesque ballerina Aurora Black and more! Video Preview: https://vimeo.com/131560563.

WONDERSHOW PREMIERES FOR 3 NIGHTS AT THE MUSE IN BROOKLYN
Friday, Saturday and Sunday August 21st – 23rd, Doors Open at 7pm

WONDERSHOW returns to New York for a 3-night spectacle of mystery and mischief featuring a line up of today’s top magicians and variety artists. Praised by Time Out New York as “Professional Mindfuckery by the most skilled performers in the business, ” this new installment will showcase uproarious comedy from MASTER LEE (Late Night with Conan O’Brien) as well as jaw dropping magic from TJ TANA (Masters of Illusion), plus exquisite sleight of hand from BEN NEMZER (Hollywood’s Magic Castle) and Much More!

Presented exclusively at THE MUSE – Bushwick’s newly renovated circus arts warehouse – WONDERSHOW is an experience like no other and will highlight the best in underground talent as well as established professionals, like the evening’s headliner, JON STETSON: America’s Master Mentalist. As one of today’s most popular magicians, Jon has appeared on major networks and in major venues around the globe, not to mention private shows for The King of Sweden, The New England Patriots, and multiple Fortune 100 companies. His extensive television credits and thousands of live shows combined with a razor sharp style – and sense of humor – guarantee that you will never forget ‘The Stetson Experience.’

And as if that wasn’t enough, WONDERSHOW will also include a special performance from 25-time world record holder, THE GREAT THROWDINI, who has appeared on Good Morning America, ESPN, and The History Channel. A Grand Champion in the Impalement Arts, Throwdini will demonstrate the skills that made him one of the most elegant and terrifying entertainers in the world.

Like nothing you expect and everything you imagine, this concert of modern vaudeville will also feature glam soul songstress AUDRA ISADORA as WONDERSHOW’s Master of Ceremonies. Described by Vogue as “Your Future Musical Obsession,” she will provide a live soundtrack to the night’s spirit for all things astounding and confounding.

For reservations visit: themusebrooklyn.com
THE MUSE – 350 Moffat Street – Brooklyn, NY – 11237
(L Train to Wilson)

Tickets on Sale at:
https://wondershowbklyn.eventbrite.com

Website for the amazing venue:
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Jon Stetson

America’s Master Mentalist, Jon Stetson has been astounding audiences across the globe for over 25 years. One of today’s most popular touring magicians, Jon combines comedy, psychology, magic into an unforgettable blend of live entertainment and has recently performed for The New England Patriots, The King of Sweden and multiple Fortune 500 companies. Prepare your minds for The Stetson Experience!
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Audra Isadora
The self-described ‘petrie-dish love-child of Grace Jones, Billie Holliday and David Bowie,” Audra Isadora is a glam soul songstress unlike anything you’ve ever experienced. Praised by Vogue as “Your future musical obsession,” she will provide a live soundtrack for WONDERSHOW’s spirit for all things mysterious and mischievous.
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The Great Throwdini
With over 40 Guinness World records, The Great Throwdini is one of the most
elegant and terrifying performers you’ll ever see. Regarded as the greatest Knife thrower to have ever lived, he has appeared on America’s Got Talent and The Late Show with David Letterman. Additionally, he is also the recipient of Magic’s highest honor, The Merlin Award.
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Aurora Black
Known as “The Prima Ballerina of New York Burlesque,” Aurora Black is regularly featured at The Slipper Room, Duane Park, and Le Scandal Cabaret.

In addition to being a fan favorite at WONDERSHOW, she is also s a member and choreographer for Rachel Klein Dance Ensemble, and many other local dance companies. In 2014, she won the “Flash Dancer” Golden Pastie Award at the New York Burlesque Festival by having the fanciest footwork.
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Ben Nemzer
One of New York’s most popular performers, Ben Nemzer always delivers breath-taking magic with laugh-out-loud comedy. A long time favorite
at The Muse, Ben has performed thousands of shows everywhere from Manhattan to Morocco and all points in between. Recently, he wow’d
audiences at Hollywood’s famed Magic Castle and is a regular at the long running off-broadway show, Monday Night Magic.

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World famous magician, Theater, Television and Film producer Patrick Terry – the creator of Wondershow.
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Master Lee
Master Lee is one of New York’s most valuable comedy resources. In addition to appearances on Late Night with Conan O’Brien and Caroline’s Comedy Hour, he has also performed on Sesame Street and Showtime at the Apollo, all while touring the world with his unique brand of humor and martial arts mastery.
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TJ Tana
New York’s own TJ Tana is a rising star in the magic world and has recently been touring with the acclaimed stage show, Masters of Illusion. His skill and style have been mesmerizing sold out crowds for years, but he will be making his WONDERSHOW debut at The Muse, don’t miss it!

You Oughta Be In Pictures Event Recap: Celebrating 10 Years of The Women’s Mafia

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By Sylvie-Rose Cherwin

Monday July 27th marked the 10 year anniversary of the Women’s Mafia founded by Marcy Clark. Continuing tradition of their annual Red Party, the event was hosted at the Gansevoort Park and was an evening all about glamour, connection, and celebration, with this year’s theme being “You Oughta Be In Pictures” and the recommended dress being your Old Hollywood finest. Donations throughout the evening were raised for the charity Reach Within, which has sites in Grenada and St. Vincent that helps vulnerable children break the cycle of violence and develop social and emotional skills to succeed in life.

Photo by Frantz Norme of www.FrankWphotos.com

The event was co-hosted by The Men’s Collective and The Ladies’ Collective and partnered with The Wellness Lounge and Heart & Soul Magazine to create an evening of self-empowerment, community, beauty, wellness, and glamour. Monica Aparicio and the Wellness Lounge offered guests treatments, samples, and information about how to live a more healthy, happy, and wonderful life!

Anita Kopacz of Heart&Soul Magazine, Marcy Clark of Women's Mafia, Monica Aparicio of The Wellness Lounge
Darnell Edmonds of Cordially Brooklyn Shrub, Anita Kopacz of Heart&Soul magazine, Mary Clark, Tanya Wright of Orange Is The New Black (Photo by Natsuko Matsumura)
Livia Brode sitting for a soul reading with Vanessa Codorniu (Photo by Natsuko Matsumura)
Photo by Natsuko Matsumura

The peerless James Corbett Studio gave women beautiful elegant old-hollywood hairstyles and makeup before getting their photos taken by photographer Becky Yee of Vintage Vanga Photo Studio. Becky once again, assembled a fabulous on-site photo booth with props including feathers, fans, and flowers.

James Corbett Studio stylist in action at the event (Photo by Natsuko Matsumura)
Photo by Natsuko Matsumura
Becky Yee of Vintage Vanga Photography creating the ultimate Old Hollywood photo experience for Hadiiya Barbel (Photo by Natsuko Matsumura)
Photo by Natsuko Matsumura

We were so lucky to have “Orange Is The New Black” actress Tanya Wright attend and sign her new book “I Found God In My Hair” and say a few words about the evening. Tanya has also started her own great natural haircare line called Hairiette for women with naturally textured hair.

Photo by Natsuko Matsumura

Performer Cassandra Nemzer sang a beautiful cover of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” accompanied by a magic trick, making the evening wonderfully enchanting and magical.

Ben Nemser and Cassandra Nemser, Photo by Natsuko Matsumura

Health Entrepreneur and Gift Bag Sponsor of Perky Fruit Bodies Gil Cohen

Guests enjoyed samples of four delicious types of Jack Daniel’s Whiskey as well as other beverages provided by Cordially Brooklyn Handcrafted Shrubs.

Cordially Brooklyn Shrubs founders Darnell Edmonds and Roshan Shah Photo by Frantz Norme of www.FrankWphotos.com
Photo by Frantz Norme of www.FrankWphotos.com

We want to thank all the amazing people who came out to celebrate and support the Women’s Mafia! We look forward to seeing everyone again next year for another amazing celebration!

Photo by Frantz Norme of www.FrankWphotos.com
Marcy with the lovely event Photographer Natsuko Matsumura
Marcy Clark with Reach Within Founder Karen Lawson (Photo by Frantz Norme of FrankWphotos.com)
DJ Sameer rocking the party (Photo by Natsuko Matsumura)

Natsuko Matsumura: Awareness of Existence October 17th – December 19th

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Women’s Mafia own Natsuko Matsumura is celebrating her first solo show! Starting this Friday she will present at exhibition of photography and mixed media at Gallery Bar – Brooklyn on Friday October 17th.

Friday, October 17 – Friday, December 19, 2014
Reception: Friday October 17, 6 – 8:30 PM with wine open bar. Happy hour until 9 PM, After party until late
1056-1058 Broadway, Brooklyn, New York


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RSVP on Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/347929378708151

PRESS RELEASE

Natsuko Matsumura

Awareness of Existence

From October 17 until December 19, 2014

Opening: Friday, October 17, 2014, 6pm – 8:30pm

Gallery Bar: 1056 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY 11221     718.928.7466

Gallery Bar is pleased to announce Awareness of Existence, the first solo exhibition by Natsuko Matsumura. She is a New York based international artist who received BFA in photography from Hunter College. Starting from 35mm black and white film photography, she expanded her use of medium to painting, sculpture, video, and mixed media.

As soon as she started to take photographs on the streets of New York City, she found fascination in the relationship between people and the surrounding environment. Coming from Japan by herself, she has felt distance from people and had hard time to get closer to them. This feeling of isolation is the issue of the society especially in modern urban digital culture like New York. Her work deals with strange and sad behavior and disconnection of humankind in contemporary urban environment.

In Matsumura’s ongoing project, Awareness of Existence addresses the notion of watching and being watched, forcing us to question our own existence. In her photographs, people look like toys or turn to look like objects in man-made spaces. It reveals the feeling of unimportance and vulnerability in sad and comical way at the same time.  “I don’t want people to be aware of the camera because once they feel someone is looking at them, they give different energy. A lot of people don’t get much attention and when they don’t, they feel invaluable and vulnerable and look small. This is peculiar thing that most people are self-centered, and think that they are the most important things themselves in the universe but the reality is not.”

Matsumura’s works come from the awareness of self-consciousness and struggling relations to other people in the society. Even her painting and mixed media, haunting and surrealistic images continue to convey watching and being watched by direct gaze and rise the awareness of the viewers existence.

Awareness of Existence will remain on view through December 19. Gallery Bar is open Monday – Friday, 12 PM – 12 AM, Saturday – Sunday 11 AM – 12 AM. For more information or to request images, please contact artist Natsuko Matsumura via e-mail at natsuko.matsumura@gmail.com

RED PARTY Event Recap: The Women’s Mafia 9 Year Anniversary Celebration featuring Maggie Norris Couture

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This Tuesday August 5th the Women’s Mafia hosted their signature Red Party, featuring a fashion presentation by iconic couturier Maggie Norris and benefitting the children’s charity Reach Within. This year marked the 9 Year Anniversary Party for the Women’s Mafia and as founder Marcy Clark noted: “we are so proud to be celebrating nine years of style, substance and philanthropy!”

Model in Maggie Norris Couture with designer Maggie Norris and event host Marcy Clark, Photo by Natsuko Matsumura

The Red Party gala at the Glamorous Gansevoort Park hotel featured a fashion presentation by celebrity couturier Maggie Norris, who has

Engie Hassan and the EngieStyle team with Marcy Clark, Photo by Becky Yee of Vintage Vanga Photography

dressed icons such as Nicole Kidman, Beyonce, Halle Berry, Naomi Watts, Jennifer Aniston and Michelle Obama. Styled by EngieStyle, the presentation featured exquisite regal garments: dresses, corsets, trousers and jackets with red, gold and cream color palettes, and 1930’s and military inspirations. A stand-out in the show was Norris’s dramatic red silk “Grenada Gown” that dazzled the crowd. The Grenada Gown was inspired by the featured charity at the event, Reach Within, a charity with sites in Grenada and St. Vincent that helps vulnerable children break the cycle of violence and develop social and emotional skills to succeed in life. Thousands of dollars were raised to support Reach Within and their important work.

Illusionists Ben Nemzer and Cassandra Ruiz greeted the guests with a fiery magic trick and red roses upon entering the event, setting the tone of a magical evening where the guests would be cherished and celebrated. Photographer Becky Yee hosted her signature Vintage Vanga on-site Pin-Up Photo Booth, which was exceedingly popular and had guests posing with feathers, roses and props. Invitees sipped cocktails made by Cedar and Schrub, tasted whisky by women-owned brand Brenne Whisky and sipped cuvee by Magnifico Giornata. Co-hosted by fraternal social clubs The Men’s Collective and The Ladies Collective, the event embodied fun, glamour, boldness and beauty.

Photo by Natsuko Matsumura
Model with Maggie Norris, photo by Arthur Eisenberg
photo by Arthur Eisenberg
Photo by Arthur Eisenberg
Maggie Norris Fashion Presentation, photo by Arthur Eisenberg
Maggie Norris Fashion Presentation, photo by Arthur Eisenberg

The Y Gallery Salon Team managing hair backstage (Photos by Arthur Eisenberg)

Excepts from Marcy Clark’s speech about the Women’s Mafia:

A lot of people ask me, “what is the Women’s Mafia?!” And I first always assure them that there is nothing menacing about us – no crimes or murders! We’re really a peace-loving bunch, and the women in this group are truly the best, most interesting, most dynamic, fun and bold women I know. I started the Women’s Mafia 9 years ago, when I’d only been in the city one year myself, because I truly believe in the power of community, especially like-minded, bold New York Women.

Models in Maggie Norris Couture with designer Maggie Norris and Broadway performer Angel Reda and Harlem Dance Theatre Ballet Dancer Alexandra Jacob, photo by Natsuko Matsumura

I had a vision that we could help each other to navigate this big place – get a great job, make some amazing friends – and more than that to support causes we believe in: charities like Reach Within that we are supporting tonight, independent businesses, female entrepreneurs, artists, and designers. I have to say that you ladies (and many gentleman!) have really come through on that vision, and so this party is really my gift to you to say thank you for all that you do for these causes and especially for each other. I know so many members who have become best friends, helped each other find new careers, had life-changing new experiences and really expanded what’s possible in their lives. And so I want to toast to you tonight, because you guys really, truly, make dreams come true!”

Maggie Norris Couture, Photo by Natsuko Matsumura

Special Thanks to our Sponsors and Partners:

Maggie Norris Couture

Reach Within: an amazing charity helping children and parents in Grenada and St. Vincent

The Men’s Collective and Ladies Collective

Engie Hassan and EngieStyle, who styled the show

DJ Sharri

Y Gallery Salon styled hair for the presentation & host: Yaniv, Yoni, Brandy, Adi and Clara

Becky Yee of Vintage Vanga Photography

Marcy Clark and Becky Yee of Vintage Vanga Photography

Yellow Sky Agency PR

The Makeup Team: Legend with Wilhelmina Artists, SamiRivera, and Jerry Lopez of Mark Joseph Salon

Our Models: Angel Reda, Jordana, Devyn, Cindy Jo, Kanami, Emily and Brooke

Event Photographers: Fashion Photographer Arthur Eisenberg, Artist and Photographer Natsuko Matsumura, Guillermo Mogollan of FashionandPersonalities, Joyce Brooks of BlackTieMagazine

Cupcakes by Jaret’s Stuffed Cupcakes

The Gansevoort Park Hotel – special thanks to Eric Lee, Eric Sobin and Chris Kirchner

Drinks Sponsors:

Magnifico Giornata Cuvee

Brenne Whisky by Allison Patel

Cedar and Schrub – “A Boutique Shrubbery”

Gift Bags and Silent Auction:

Genevieve Malandra and the team at Robin Leedy and Associates for helping with our gift bags

Beauty Buster Skincare

Our amazing silent auction donors: Becky Yee of Vintage VangaAlexander TedfordAna et CarolLucky SelectismVernakular Photo Designs

Photo Gallery by Becky Yee of Vintage Vanga (where labeled) and Natsuko Matsumura

Lori Wilde, Kori Burkholder, Tracey Miller, Sara Ferrence, Marcy Clark, Susan Christie, Photo by Natsuko Matsumura

For more about the Women’s Mafia and how to “be a Made Woman” visit www.womensmafia.com.

Edeyo Gives Hope Ball on Wednesday July 16th – The Women’s Mafia is Going!

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I am so proud to be on the Host Committee and press team for the annual Edeyo Gives Hope Ball on Wednesday July 16th. The Edeyo Foundation, whose name is derived from the Haitian Kreyol word meaning “help them”, is an independent, nonprofit organization based in New York City, dedicated to improving the future for children in Haiti through education. I went to their gala a year ago and it was truly a great and memorable party for a fantastic cause.
Experience the vibrant culture of Haiti at the Annual Edeyo Gives Hope Ball on Wednesday, July 16th at the Historic Liberty Theater (located at 233 W 41st Street). The event, to be hosted by Stephen Baldwin and co-chaired by Nigel Barker, will include a special guest performance from Grammy Award winner Fabrizio Sotti and a surprise guest, with Music and Dancing by Donna D’Cruz, & DJ Nick Cohen! The Edeyo Foundation is focused on improving the lives of underprivileged children in Haiti by providing free education, nutritious meals, and health care.
It has just been announced that the soulful and enchanting Melanie Fiona will be performing at the Annual Edeyo Gives Hope Gala next week!! Please help us spread the word about her performance. A recent video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dPBQmzKQRvU
7pm – Red Carpet and Cocktails
8pm – 10pm – Dinner and Program
Gala Ticket: $250
Table (seats 10): $3000
Please visit www.edeyo.org and the invite above. We encourage you to purchase your ticket in advance as we are reaching capacity!
For Event Information:
Wynnie Lamour
Edeyo Foundation
wynnie@edeyo.org
Share about Edeyo on Facebook and Twitter:
A new video about Edeyo’s work in Haiti: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bdMheOVKo5A&feature=youtu.be

https://www.facebook.com/EdeyoFoundation