When we scheduled this party, we would've never thought that it would be in the wake of the worst storm to ever hit our city. It feels strange to leave Brooklyn at such a time, but we've realized that though we're not there in body, there's still something we can do.
All of the door proceeds from tonight's party at Plastic People will go to The Red Hook Initiative, a grassroots organization based in Red Hook, one of Brooklyn's hardest hit neighborhoods. Typically The Red Hook Initiative focuses on empowering local young people to take charge of their lives and their community. Since the storm hit, they have become the epicenter of relief efforts, distributing food, water, batteries, torches and other essentials to local residents, many of whom were already living in poverty before the storm hit.
The prices are £7 in advance, £8 before 11pm, or £10 after. If you can give more, please do. If you can't come to the party but want to donate to this great organization, this is where you can do it:
Finally, this party is a benefit, but it will hardly be a downer. We're planning on doing it in Mister Saturday Night style. Eamon Harkin and Justin Carter will be DJing all night. That means you're gonna have a very good time. That's how we do it in Brooklyn.
Mister Saturday Night In London On A Friday Night
A Benefit For Brooklyn
Friday, 9 November 2012, 10pm - 3am
Plastic People/ 147-149 Curtain Road, Shoreditch, London EC2A 3QE, United Kingdom
£7 adv, £8 before 11pm, £10 after