The Rubin Museum Launches Visionary Circle

At the end of September, I attended the Fall Kickoff for the Rubin Museum of Art’s young patron's group, Visionary Circle. After learning about Visionary Circle at their pre-launch event, I was eager to return to this tranquil space that creates a silent energy—certainly unique to its location in Chelsea.

Fall Back in Time: The Roaring 20's

How many social, charity events have us going back in time? The answer: not enough.

Come join the Young Patrons of Let's Get Ready this Thursday, October 6th, for a vintage evening of mixing and mingling, bites and booze, and gift bags! All proceeds will go to Let's Get Ready--whose mission is to expand college access for motivated, low-income high school students by providing free test prep and admission counseling.

Cancer Support Community's Red Ball Event: Cocktails, Dancing, and an Inspirational Film

Imagine a loved one was diagnosed with cancer, and within two weeks, they were gone. This is what actress, mother, and now film producer Alysia Reiner experienced. Her father was diagnosed with Prostate Cancer and within days passed away.

Like many, Alysia had to quickly deal with the process of grieving-but didn't know how. As Alysia states, " Death is still such a taboo subject in our country." To counteract our usual inability to accept grief, Alysia channeled her own mourning through film. She created the film Speed Grieving as a way for people to accept and process their own grief.

Buy a Bra, Help Fight Breast Cancer

The month of October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and in its honor, three amazing lingerie brands are donating between 20-25% of sale proceeds to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Second Base, BRULEE, and Affinitas are the three participating, showing off their philanthropic hearts while giving us another great reason to indulge in their lingerie that encompass sexiness, style, sophistication, and comfort.

Second Base, which sells camis specifically designed to be worn over your bra for extra comfort, has chosen to donate 20% of sales proceeds from all Demi Camisoles in Ballet Pink. BRULEE, handcrafted lingerie from the finest materials in NYC's Garment District, has chosen to donate 25% of all sales proceeds from the Boudoir Cami & Short in Blush.
Affinitas, who offers beautiful, affordable lingerie to women around the world, is teaming up with HerRoom to donate 20% of proceeds from the sale of the Affinitas Intimates "Morgan" Padded Bra in Blush Pink and the Parfait by Affinitas "Kelly" Wire Bra in Deep Orchid (retail value $42.00)
Breathe Deep, Philadelphia: LUNGevity 3K

Breathe Deep Philadelphia is a casual 3K walk around the Northern Liberties area in Philadelphia, aimed to raise funds for lung cancer research. This great event is hosted by the LUNGevity Foundation, and will be family fun! Bring the little ones for crafts and face painting; raise the most amount of money and you'll be rewarded with some great prizes!

Where should you go this Sunday, Sept 25th? Here!

Piazza at Schmidts
N. 2nd Street and Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA, 19123

Today is National Make a Difference Day

Today is Make a Difference Day, a perfect time to put all of life's stresses aside and set out to do something good for others.

Millions of volunteers around the world are going out and helping one another, showing us the interconnectedness of our globe, and the universal need for help and charity.

Be it food drives, green space expansions, community building renovations, or a simple act of kindness, any small do-gooder deed will help change our world for the better.

The best part? Everyone can (and should!) participate. Find a cause in your community and dive on in! You'll be surprised and how easy it is to lend a hand, and how kindness will add up to truly help transform our world!

Bags to Riches-Happening Tonight in Hollywood!

Tonight in Hollywood is a charity auction like no other! New and gently used designer purses will be auctioned off to raise money for the Therapeutic Living Centers for the Blind (TLC), an organization that serves babies and children who have visual and developmental disabilities.

These designer purses include Chanel, Prada, D&G, Fendi, Gucci, Marc Jacobs, Louis Vuitton, and others. The event starts promptly at 8pm at The Colony in Hollywood, with Celebrity DJ Taryn Manning spinning tunes from 9-10.

There will also be an open bar hosted by Patriot vodka, Comisario tequlila, and Bossard cognac, along with gourmet catering by Patina, and sweet treats from Sweet E’s. Sponsors for this awesome evening include SBE, Bliss Spa, MAC cosmetics, OPI nailpolish, Wells Fargo and Popchips.

Tickets are only $25, and can be purchased here!

One Simple Way to Save 10 Gallons of Water A Day

You may have heard of the ol' brick-in-the-toilet-tank- trick to save water. The idea is that toilets know when to stop filling with water once they reach a certain level. Rather than the toilet thinking it can stop at seven to ten gallons, displacing that water with an object will reduce the actual amount of water "needed."

Since bricks are known to disintegrate in toilet water overtime, plastic (and recycled!) water bottles will work just as well. Simply drop some sand or pebbles into a bottle, fill it up with H2O, and place in the tank! The bottle will displace enough water to save up to a gallon each use, which can add up to 10 gallons a day!

White Roof Project: Paint a Block This Weekend!

Manhattan is turning white.

No, it's not Christmas, (although it may feel like winter outdoors). Rather, the White Roof Project is turning the entire city block on East 4th and 3rd Streets at Bowery.... white. So, if you find yourself in Manhattan this Sunday, September 25, you should head down to The Bowery and see for yourself.

What the?

First comes first. What's the White Roof Project? It's an organization dedicated to reducing the stress on our power grid and combating the Urban Heat Island Effect by painting roofs white. White roofs absorb less heat, reflect more sunlight, and as a result, lower energy costs and literally cool down the earth.

New York Cares' Annual Happy Hour is this Thursday

New York Cares is New York City's largest volunteer organization-- running programs for 1,200 nonprofits, city agencies and public schools. Their staff partners with organizations to identify needs, create projects, and train teams of volunteers to make a lasting difference in New York.

And! With that being said, the amazing, successful New York Cares is having their annual Happy Hour this coming Thursday, September 22nd at M1-5 from 7-10pm.

Hang out with your friends while enjoying complimentary drinks from Sam Adams and Tuthilltown Rum. Food will also be available for purchase.