DO-GOODERS
Hilarity for Charity's first New York Benefit

Monday night marked the first New York benefit for Rogen and his wife, Lauren Miller’s, charity Hilarity for Charity. The charity was founded after Miller's mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s at 55, and its main goals are to fund research, spread awareness to the younger generation and donate resources to families in need. It is a nationwide program that “encourages and supports college groups to throw their very own Hilarity for Charity events to raise awareness and much needed funds for fighting Alzheimer’s disease.”

CULINARY OCCASIONS
Buy Your Tickets Now for Lobster Rumble 2014

Though lobster rolls are pretty great year-round, they’re definitely an iconic summer food. Let’s be real: nothing compliments a sun-soaked day at the beach and the good old coastal summer life better than a nice, juicy lobster roll. So if you’re trying to shake off the cold and but a very tasty light at the end of the wintry tunnel, we’ve got the perfect thing.

Over the past five years, Tastingtable.com’s annual Lobster Rumble has made a name for itself as the unofficial start of a delicious summer, and this year that proves to be truer than ever. For those not yet in the know, the Lobster Rumble is an epic throwdown where 23 of the best lobster roll chefs in the country duke it out for the grand title of Fan Favorite.

CULINARY OCCASIONS
Coming Up Soon: A Taste of Fifth 2014

As many Brooklynites are aware, it’s that time of year again: A Taste of Fifth is nigh! The annual festival, which will feature forty of the best restaurants from Park Slope’s 5th Avenue, has been a massive hit in previous years, and this year’s lineup looks to be no different. As you’ll see below, some of BK’s best food and drink will be coming out and celebrating with a wide array of tasty treats any foodie would be remiss to pass up.

What’s more, this evening of fabulous food and drink is actually for a good cause! Proceeds from A Taste of Fifth will benefit 14 Brooklyn-based charities, including Brooklyn Arts Exchange, Good Shepherd Services, and the Brooklyn Dream Factory.

CHARITY
Cutting Hair for a Cancer Cure at the Central Conference of American Rabbis

Tuesday, at the Central Conference of American Rabbis (CCAR), 36 rabbis participated in the conference’s final event, “Shave for the Brave," for which they volunteered their locks to the cause, letting barbers remove every last hair on their heads.

DO-GOODERS
Marquis Vodka, a Cause to Drink For

Looking for a liquor that gives back? Try Marquis Vodka, a spirit crafted between Warsaw and Ukrainian border at a small artisan distillery founded in 1895.

The company states it “believes in a world where a vice should be tempered by virtue” and they their beliefs into actions, donating 20% of its retail revenue to their charitable partners, which includes the Worldwide Orphans Foundation, Meals on Wheels, Footprints Foundation, and the Trevor Project. Here’s how Marquis Vodka breaks down their charitable donations:

HAPPENINGS
Mark Your Calendar for the Spring for Impact Celebration

Did you have that one teacher who changed your entire life? Are you a teacher? Do you truly admire the work of our educators? How about food, drinks and dancing? Yeah, we totally love food too! Join us for the inaugural Spring for Impact celebration of teachers and achievements in education at The Greenhouse at Scholastic’s international headquarters in SoHo.

All proceeds from Spring for Impact will benefit Impact Network, a New York-based non-profit organization bringing e-Learning to rural Africa.

Reshma Patel, Executive Director of Impact Network notes, “May 6th is Teacher Appreciation Day and we will be honoring our dedicated teachers and staff in Zambia. Impact Network is committed to supporting our teachers by supplying them with the technology to make their jobs easier, and the training to help them continually improve. We empower teachers with a projector and tablets loaded with activity-based lessons and lesson plans customized to the Zambian curriculum.”

HAPPENINGS
Alexis Bittar Hosts Benefit Party for Homeless Teens

Why have a lazy Sunday when you can spend the night partying in the name of a terrific LGBTQ charity? Noted New York jewelry designer Alexis Bittar is throwing a benefit party dubbed, a “fun-d raiser,” on Sunday, with Bittar, Viva Ruiz and Ladyfag hosting. The dance will be at Santos Party House, with two floors of great music provided by Soul Summit Music and Andre Collins.

ALL ACCESS PASS
Katy Perry Announces Her 'THE PRISMATIC WORLD TOUR'

Popstar delight, Katy Perry, will embark on her massive North American tour titled, THE PRISMATIC WORLD TOUR, starting on June 22nd in Raleigh, North Carolina. This 4-month tour will visit 46 different cities presented to you by Goldenvoice, a division of AEG Live. Her fourth studio album, PRISM, debuted at the number spot on The Billboard 200 and still remains in the Top Ten after three months. Not to mention that her biggest single ever, 'Roar' is featured on this plantinum album.

Her tour will feature a state-of-the art stage, designed specifically by Katy for THE PRISMASTIC WORLD TOUR, which will allow her to get closer to her fans than ever before. Concert goers are in for a very magical experience with this one-of-a-kind set design from every angle of the arena. There will be a limited number of general admission tickets for the 'Reflection Section' which will be the most intimate area.

SHOP THE LOOK
Touchdown! Haute Couture Helmets to Benefit NFL Foundation

With the Superbowl right around the corner everyone and everything is sporting "Superbowl XLVII," as Miranda Priestly would a white Hermes scarf.

If football seems a little more crusty than couture to you , don't pass on this fashion first! Bloomingdales teamed up with the NFL and the Council of Fashion Designers of America to produce these incredible helmets which show off our fave designers signature styles - all for charity!

DELICIOUS DEBUTS
Hale & Hearty: Chef Series

Winter in New York can be really brutal, especially with that recent arctic blast that swept across the East Coast and left everyone freezing beneath layers of padded jackets and scarves. On top of that, snowstorm Hercules coated the city streets in heaps of snow, which quickly transformed into dirty brown slush and pools of freezing water. Yuck!

With crazy weather like that, we’re going to need good soups to nurse the cold. Look no further than one of New York’s favorite soup spots — Hale & Hearty! This is the second year that Hale & Hearty is launching its Chef Series, a program where several of the city’s most renowned chefs each create a special soup to be served for a limited time. The company donates 10% of its proceeds to charity.