Human Rights Campaign: This Week’s Market Cause

Every week at the Greenpoint McCarren Greenmarket, aside from dropping off compost and textiles and buying local seasonal vegetables you have the opportunity to meet a representative from a cause who will give you information and ask for a donation.

Jon is especially skilled at getting roped in while I unload the compost. We are monthly donors to Environment NY, who is fighting fracking in NY State, definitely worth it.

This week we met a nice person from Human Rights Campaign (HRC) which is the largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans. That is a cause we can get behind.

She explained that in 29 states you can be fired for being gay and in NY you can be fired for being transgender. Definitely not cool.

Count us in!

I especially appreciate their equality symbol logo but recommended they go a step further and make it a greater than sign.

Read more about HRC here.

Are you lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender living in Greenpoint or North Brooklyn? We’d love to talk to you about your experiences.

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Greenpoint Film Festival Sunset Party Cruise: June 21st

I was honored to be invited to be a member of the hosting committee for the Greenpoint Film Festival, one of Greenpoint’s newest community art events. With all the filming on our streets everyday, what better place to have a film festival! And what better place to have our first meeting than Christina’s Polish Restaurant. Yes, I will have pierogis and blintzes for breakfast, thanks!

We got to talking and one of my jobs is to help get people on board the Sunset Cruise Fundraising Party on June 21st, which will be on an East River Ferry boat! Every time I ride to the city I think to myself, this place would be perfect for a great party! And here we have it, for a great cause. Not only will be cruising down the East River, enjoying the amazing views on each side, but there will be great music, film projections, plus food and drink, courtesy of Brooklyn Brewery, Paulie Gee’s, The Garden, No. 7 Sub Shop & many more! Tickets cost $120, buy them now. (if you think it’s pricey, think how easy it is to blow $120… on dumb crap!)

After the cruise, we will head over to the after party at The End, for more amazing music by Kid Savant. (pssst… he’s famous.) If you skip the cruise, you can buy tickets for the after party at the door, for $25.

I don’t know why you are still reading this and not buying tickets! See you on deck!

More info. Buy Tickets.

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