Community New & Politics - Events

Imagine you’re on a lit-up Broadway stage—now get ready to sing and dance with real Broadway all-stars. On April 28th join Leslie Stifelman, musical director/conductor of Chicago: The Musical, and host and composer, Thomas Cabaniss in guiding the audience through the show-stopping, electrifying numbers of your most beloved Broadway musicals including Hair, West Side Story, Rent, and Les Misérables.


Join WITS (Wellness in the Schools) at their annual fundraiser on April 23rd, to support healthy eating, environmental awareness and fitness as a way of life for kids in NYC public schools. WITS inspires healthy eating, environmental awareness and fitness as a way of life for kids in public schools across the country.


Satisfy your sweet tooth on April 21st, with an afternoon of desserts and drinks to raise awareness and funds for Careers through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP) and support the national non-profit's mission of providing scholarships, education, and career opportunities in the culinary arts to disadvantaged youth. 100% of the proceeds raised at this event will go to C-CAP. 


Please join event sponsor Call to Action - New York and Alex Gibney on April 11th, to support the important work of Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP).


Lately, the words, 100% Natural has been showing up on grocery shelves, packages and various labeling of products from toilet paper to mouthwash. (both ends covered!) Manufacturers have responded to consumer pressure to purchase healthier products by roping us in with that dubious description, “natural.” Not only that, they use all sorts of catch phrases like, “Kettle Cooked” “As Nature Intended” “Gluten-Free” (on products that couldn't contain gluten if they tried) “Old Fashioned Goodness” even “Trusted Since 19_ _” (as if the original recipe were still being used, which it hardly ever is!).


On Tuesday,  March 26th, BAC presents a panel of legal and insurance professionals, including representatives of Fractured Atlas and Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, to explain how artists can best prepare for a potential future disaster like Superstorm Sandy.


A special celebration commemorating the 35th anniversary of the Love Canal crisis in Niagara Falls will be held on March 6th. The event commemorates the victory at Love Canal and acknowledges Lois Gibbs and those who sacrificed so much to protect families from toxic exposures and establish new laws and regulations to create a safer world for all.


Back by popular demand, this convivial Friends of James Beard Benefit onMarch 24th, will bring together a formidable group of chefs from both near and far to prepare the ultimate family-style feast at New York City’s iconic Chelsea Market. More than 250 guests will be seated at 3 long tables to enjoy a family–style meal served by more than 15 chefs, from near and far


Celebrity Reality Stars will join forces on February 9th, at The New York City Fashion Week event The Reality of FASHION, The Reality of AIDS to walk the runway for a first-of-its- kind philanthropic event. The goal of the evening is to raise $300,000+ in funding that will directly benefit AIDS United.


Come to the wildest party in the city on January 30 and support wildlife conservation. The Wildlife Conservation Film Festivals (WCFF) will host an opening night reception fundraiser to kick off their third annual New York festival benefiting EcoHealth Alliance. This intimate gathering will feature well-known animal experts, surprise guests, short films and an exclusive silent auction.