J-Bird Music For The Arts Announces Annual Benefit Gala On Oct 3rd In NYC
New York nonprofit J-Bird Music for The Arts is pleased to announce its First Annual Benefit Gala on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 from 7-9 PM in New York City! JBMFTA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides services that nurture a community supporting performing arts and music in education for youths throughout New York State. The Benefit Gala will take place in the historic ArtSpace Building / PS109 located at 215 E. 99th Street in upper Manhattan. Proceeds from the event will go towards the organization's mission of supporting performing arts in New York education.
The event will be hosted by the organization's Founding Executive Director, Joanne J-Bird Phillips, who is a Bronx native and a long-time resident of Long Beach, NY. Having enjoyed and performed music most of her life, learning drums at age seven, Joanne is a Hartke-endorsed bass guitarist and hand-percussionist. Phillips founded J-Bird Music for The Arts six years ago in order to help keep the performing arts alive and accessible to all. Through special events and collaborations, JBMFTA provides resources, musical instruments and necessary equipment so that all young people may experience the joy and excitement of learning, performing and/or appreciating the performing arts.
The Benefit on Oct. 3rd will feature special performances by two young musicians from Goshen Central High School in Orange County, NY, where JBMFTA provided a flute in a hard shell case and a new acoustic guitar for their music program. In addition, Lexy Cassell, student at New York's prestigious Long Island High School of the Arts and the first Youth Ambassador for J-Bird Music for The Arts will be performing as well as, NYC singer-songwriter, Jordan Siwek who will bring his energetic live performance of his original songs from his new album, Sun Inside You.
The event is sponsored by Celebrity Fashion Eyewear Designer Corey Woods, who will be giving one free pair of his designer sunglasses to each person attending the event. Private Chef, Chris LaVecchia, will dazzle the crowd with his delicious lite bites during the evening. In keeping with the nonprofit's mission in supporting music and other performing arts, Samsung will be providing a "music composition station" equipped with four Tab S4 tablets. They will also provide a Note 9 "selfie station" and the Gear 360 Camera to livestream the event on the JBMFTA Facebook page!
Other in-kind sponsors who will provide free goodies to the crowd include:
The Flour Shoppe and Cafe and Bakery
Tickets for the event are only $20, which is tax deductible and includes complimentary food, beverages, live entertainment and gift bags. Be sure to purchase your tickets in advance at the button below. Space is limited! BUY TICKETS
Building is wheelchair accessible - Street parking available
For tickets and info: JbirdMusicfortheArts.org/benefitgala