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Stockings with Care Celebrity Bartending Night Held In NYC 11/16

New York's television and theatrical celebrities will take their place behind the bar at the semi-annual "Stockings with Care Celebrity Bartending Night" in New York City, Wednesday November 16 at Hudson Station Bar and Grill (440 Ninth Avenue between 34th and 35th Streets) from 7pm to 11pm to raise money for the not-for-profit organization. Stockings with Care provides holiday gifts for children whose families either live in homeless shelters or are in jeopardy of becoming homeless. A $20 cover will be charged at the door and all tips raised by the celebrity bartenders will be donated to Stockings with Care.

Bartending celebrities scheduled to appear include: Jesse L. Martin (Law & Order, Rent), Carrie Preston (True Blood, The Good Wife), Rys Coiro (Entourage, A Gifted Man), Blair Brown (Copenhagen, Fringe), Dean Winters (30 Rock, Oz), Kate Mulgrew (Warehouse 13, Star Trek Voyager), Scott Cohen (Pan Am, Necessary Roughness), Becky Ann Baker (Good People, Freaks and Geeks), Dylan Baker (Damages, God of Carnage, The Good Wife), John Benjamin Hickey (Tony Award winner for Normal Heart, The Big C), Phyllis Somerville (The Big C), Aaron Tveit (Catch Me If You Can, Next to Normal), LaChanze (The Help, The Color Purple), Annie Parisse (Rubicon, Law & Order), Diane Neal (Law & Order: SVU, NCIS), Danny Pino (Law & Order: SVU, Cold Case), Kelli Giddish (Law & Order: SVU, The Good Wife, Past Life), Kathryn Erbe (Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Oz), Nancy Giles (CBS News Sunday Morning), Zuzanna Szadkowski (Gossip Girl, Love, Loss & What I Wore), Austin Peck and Terri Conn (One Life To Live) and more special guests to be announced.

There will also be a Silent Auction and a Raffle. All monies raised from this event will support Stockings with Care's 2011 Holiday Drive.

ABOUT STOCKINGS WITH CARE: Celebrating its 20th anniversary, Stockings with Care (SWC) was created by television casting executive Rosalie Joseph and producer Tom Fontana and grants the gift wishes of children while preserving the dignity of parents and caregivers. SWC works with various agencies that help families in crisis. The children make their wish lists, social workers provide SWC with the name, gender and age of each child along with their wishes. Individual donors (aka "Santas"), corporations and a small army of volunteers come together to purchase and wrap the gifts. They are then delivered anonymously to the parents before the holidays, ensuring dignity and creating holiday magic. Last year over 2,000 children woke up to a miracle on Christmas morning. Since its inception in 1992, over 40,000 children have benefited from Stockings with Care.

This year's Holiday Drive is taking place the weekend of December 8 - 11.

For more information about Stockings with Care or to sign up to be a "Santa", please visit their website at www.stockingswithcare.org.


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