Reminder: AIDG Haiti/Guatemala Fundraiser in NYC Tomorrow

AIDG Haiti/Guatemala Fundraiser

AIDG Haiti/Guatemala Fundraiser
We’re throwing a benefit in NYC to raise money for our work in Guatemala and Haiti. If you haven’t bought your tickets, get them today.

Thursday Nov 8, 6:30-9:00
Gallery Bar, 120 Orchard Street, NY, NY
(212) 529-2266 Tickets: $30 online, $40 at the door
Get your tickets.

Music by: La Troupe Makandal

La Troupe Makandal captures the power of Haitian drumming to represent the spirit of Haiti’s history and culture in theaters and schools. They have performed in many different venues including: Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, several international festivals including most recently The Tokyo Summer Festival. Most of our company’s repertory derives from Vodou, the vibrant spirituality that African ancestors carried to Haiti. The repertory includes, as well, the music and dance of springtime festivals, work, and play. Under the direction of Master Drummer Frisner Augustin, La Troupe Makandal educates, entertains, and heals racial and cultural divisions—generating dynamic experiences one does not soon forget.

Food by: Veggie Castle (my fave restaurant in Brooklyn), red beans & rice, plantains, jerk tofu, shepherd’s pie, chow mein and collard greens. Yum.

“Picnick is a sustainable food kiosk located at the Battery of New York City. As a mini model of consumer & eco conscious food service, Picnick sources most ingredients from small farms and local businesses; any global vendors must meet Fair Trade quotas or adhere to a socially conscious philanthropy.”

Special Thanks
Special thanks to our friends at the Medici Institute for helping sponsor Thursday’s event and to Isabel Jancourtz and Dan Sherizen for art donations.