Just when you thought benefit season was over, yet another invitation comes hurling towards you with promises of a hip venue, exclusive entertainment, and drinks galore. Who dares attempt to wrangle you into a last non-profit fundraiser when you thought you could finally stop schmoozing and get outside to enjoy this lovely summer weather? FABnyc, of course!
The catch, which you’re bound to appreciate more than celebrity guests, is that this is really, truly not your average benefit. If anything, this is an invitation to kickback, relax, and properly greet these long, warm nights in our sparkling city while toasting to your favorite East Village nonprofit.
If you’re not already familiar, read on to learn why attending said benefit and supporting our non-profit feels so good (even with just two or four complimentary drinks)…
The fun begins with a hip venue of choice: our close and gracious East Village neighbor The Standard Hotel, formerly The Cooper Square Hotel. Experience “New York’s Hottest New Hotel” (Esquire) with exclusive, VIP skyline action from The Standard’s Penthouse at an accessible price. Against this infinite backdrop, Brooklyn-circa-Bogotá, Colombia band Il Abanico will be playing an intimate set of their fuzzy, melodic, and danceable tunes (as featured on MTV Iggy). You will sip one of your complimentary drinks and soak in some visual art installations while nibbling on a tasty treat…when all of the sudden, New York will be washed in a breathtaking sunset! As you try to regain your composure (as if this is perfectly normal, you VIP!), DJ Alfonso Roule will lure you to the dance floor, and before you know it you’re sweating out dance-induced endorphins and dreamily staring at the star-scattered sky hoping the night will never end.
A breeze sets in, the music fades. Silent auction winners are announced, you collect your raffle prizes, and witness good spirits being shared by all. You smile at your new friends (schmoozing is easy when it’s not schmoozing at all) and descend back to the world on the ground, still buzzing with all the positivity you shared and contributed to with FABnyc.
This urban fairy tale is real, and you can see it first hand. Tuesday, June 19 @ 7:00pm. Check out tickets here.
See you there.
- Written by Erica Reich, Program Assistant @ FABnyc