To honor those of your New Year’s resolutions oriented toward giving back to the New York City community and beyond, we’ve compiled a list of five worthy charities to donate your time, energy or money to this January. Plus, many offer the ability to do so while enjoying a night you’ll never forget! Here are some of our favorite philanthropy events, galas, luncheons and dinners to attend throughout the month.
January 9th, 6:00-8:00pm
Marriott Marquis, 1535 Broadway
Join the YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund at its 81st Annual Awards Dinner. The non-profit organization is dedicated to promoting education for the fashion arts and business, and hosts this event to toast the significant achievements of acclaimed industry veterans. Scholarships will be awarded to over 200 students who represent the future of the industry. Sponsorship opportunities range between $20,000 and $100,000.
January 9th, 6:00-10:00pm
Pier 60, Chelsea Piers
Join MDA’s Muscle Team at their high-profile sports dinner where professional athletes come together to sponsor children living with muscle diseases, with all benefits going toward finding treatments and cures. The Muscular Dystrophy Association leads the fight to assist individuals and families living with muscular dystrophy, ALS and related muscle-debilitating diseases. The organization focuses on funding research, providing care and empowering families with services and support across America. Sponsorship opportunities at the event range from printed journal ads to premier tables with celebrity guests.
January 19th through 28th
Park Avenue Armory, 67th Street and Park Avenue
Reigning as America’s leading art, antiques and design fair, The Winter Antiques Show features 70 of the world’s top experts in the fine and decorative arts. All proceeds benefit East Side House Settlement, a nationally recognized community-based organization working with schools and community centers to bring quality education and resources to residents of the South Bronx and Northern Manhattan. Tickets for the event begin at $25.
January 21st, 5:00-9:00pm
Old Bermuda Inn, 301 Veterans Road West, Staten Island
Join IlluminArt for an evening of food, music, raffles and fun! IlluminArt is an organization dedicated to empowering students through theater, encouraging them to use it as a tool to write and perform plays that illuminate critical social issues, create conversation and instill positive change. IlluminArt’s talented Touring Company, community volunteers and high school students will present a Broadway review at the event intended to benefit the organization’s youth programs.
Grand Central Terminal’s Vanderbilt Hall
Join Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York City at their Tournament of Champions Pong Event, now in its 10th year. 32 teams from within the financial community will compete in the double-elimination tournament, with a cocktail reception to follow the finals. Show off your table-tennis skills and help raise awareness and money for BBBS of New York City! The entrance fee for a doubles team is $3,500.