At our Fall Market this past Sunday, the community came together and helped to raise more than $700 for the Hurricane Maria Community Recovery Fund—where 100% of funds support low-income and communities of color relief and rebuilding efforts.
As we reported earlier this week, the former bartender/manager and chef of shuttered bar The Habitat are also looking for some help after their post-Habitat plans to move to Puerto Rico were seriously derailed following the hurricane. Additionally, local salon The Karcher (72 Greenpoint Ave) is collecting used Halloween costumes, and the proceeds from the sales will benefit hurricane victims. As it turns out, there are tons of upcoming events (including two tonight!) to benefit recovery efforts—so here’s even more ways you can donate, have fun and throw back a drink or two!
Sanctuary: Puerto Rico Benefit Show feat. Mr Twin Sister, CEP, Juri Onuki
@ San Damiano Mission | 21 Nassau Ave
Friday, October 6th | 8pm-10pm
$35, More info
Live Performance by Mr Twin Sister, Ambient Sine Wave Set from CEP (Caroline Polachek), Dance Choreography by Juri Onuki. Beer from The Brooklyn Brewery, The Old Blue Last & Other Half Brewing Company, Wine from Zev Rovine Selections, Kombucha from MOMBUCHA, Complimentary charcuterie w/ ~tipsy condiments~ from Sable & Rosenfeld. Proceeds will be donated to GlobalGiving for both short & long term relief for locals affected by Hurricane Irma & Maria.
Sanctuary: Puerto Rico Benefit Show After Party
@ Magick City | 37 Box Street
Friday, October 6th | 11pm-4am
$15, More info
DJ sets from: Andrew VanWyngarden (@nadrewvanwyngarden MGMT), Noah Prebish & Brother Michael (@noah_spine @brother.michael PSYMON SPINE), Rory O’Connor (@nitemoves Nitemoves / Tycho)
Benefit For Puerto Rico
@ Freehold | 45 S 3rd St
Tues, Oct. 10th | 6-9pm
100% of bar proceeds and donations will be given directly to the Hurricane Maria Community Recovery Fund to support efforts on the front lines in Puerto Rico.
Thursdays For The Cause: T4C w/Debbie Downer & Five of the Eyes & Spooky Cool & Bombz
@Our Wicked Lady | 153 Morgan Ave
Thurs, Oct 12th | 4pm-4am; bands start at 9pm
$5 suggested donation, More info
Music from Debbie Downer, Five of the Eyes, Spooky Cool, Bombz. 100% of donations at the door plus 10% of bar proceeds go to the Hurricane Maria Community Recovery Fund. And during October, they will be accepting emergency supply donations for hurricane relief efforts in Puerto Rico.
Armada Fania Benefit Event (for Mexico & Puerto Rico)
@ Kinfolk 94 | 94 Wythe Ave
Thurs, Oct 12th | 9pm-2am
FREE, $10 suggested donation, More info
Music by Oscar Nñ, DJ Bembona, and Uproot Andy. As part of your donation, you will receive a limited edition cassette mixtape of the Fania classics curated by Oscar Nñ. 100% of the ticket sales will go to organizations helping those in need.
Before you donate to any of the recovery funds, you should do a little research to ensure that your contributions will be used appropriately and responsibly.
Aside from the Hurricane Maria Community Recovery Fund, here are a couple additional organizations we would recommend supporting:
HelpPRDespacito.com — Funding needs assessment efforts, long-term structural repairs to the most vulnerable communities and providing power as a service
Casa Pueblo de Adjuntas
Fondo de Resiliencia Puerto Rico — Raising funds for small organic farms