Brooklyn Loves Brooklyn: A Benefit for Hurricane Sandy Relief

In Hurricane Sandy’s wake, the remarkable demonstration of community support this disaster has stirred in New Yorkers is an undisputed bright spot in an otherwise devastating time. Community groups and individuals across all five boroughs have come together to give their time, energy, and money to aid in the healing process. In Brooklyn, we have been moved by the great work being done to help those affected by the storm, from Red Hook to Coney Island.

This Tuesday, November 13th, NYWC is proud to join several fantastic Brooklyn organizations at the Irondale Center for an evening of performances to benefit Hurricane Sandy relief efforts: Brooklyn Loves Brooklyn. From dance to film to poetry, the event will include performances from the Mark Morris Dance Group, Urban Bush Women, and Dan Zanes, among others. Throughout the evening, we will encourage audience members to write down an image of hope, healing, or perseverance they have witnessed in the last two weeks, some of which will be read aloud by the host.

All proceeds from ticket sales (a suggested $10 each) will go to the Reaching Out Community Services Food Pantry in Coney Island and the Red Hook Initiative, who have been working tirelessly to provide on-the-ground support to those impacted by Hurricane Sandy. While many of Brooklyn’s communities were scarcely touched by the storm, those that were affected have only begun the recovery process. Fundraising events like this are an important way to continue to give back to the borough that has given us so much, and to help it heal in the months ahead.

To learn more about this event and the cultural organizations of downtown Brooklyn who are contributing, or to purchase tickets, please click here. See you on Tuesday!