On my way to a sushi restaurant to celebrate my birthday this year, a sweet, older man stopped me and asked me for directions. He showed me a paper that had the address of a shelter on it. He was lost, hungry, and so calm and polite — and needy. All he wanted was a roof over his head and some food, and he wasn’t asking me for a handout, only directions.
I decided right then that I would donate at least twice what I was spending on sushi last night to City Harvest. Thinking more, I want to do more than that. So here’s what I’m doing:
I will give a monthly amount to City Harvest so that I give at least $1,000 during this calendar year. I have signed up for an automated payment so that making these donations will be effortless.
Because this means so much to me, I am inviting my friends to join and make donations of any amount to help feed the hungry.
To encourage everyone to join this effort and share our blessings, I will match donations via this page on a 1-to-1 basis, up to $1,500.
Join ColiseumArts for a WaHi movie night - Monday, April 9 @lecheilenyc
The neighborhood folks who are trying to save the historic Coliseum movie theater at the corner of 181st and Broadway are having a fun event Monday at Le Cheile pub (181st and Cabrini.) Here’s the info from the group’s Facebook page:
While we’re working to “Save the Coliseum,” let’s not stop watching movies together! Thanks to the good folks at Le Cheile, Monday, April 9, is ColiseumArts movie night! Join us for popcorn, Popeye cartoons and 1968’s “Coogan’s Bluff” starring Clint Eastwood and featuring our very own Fort Tryon Park (with scenes filmed at The Cloisters)! Limited seating, so first come, first served, okay? See you there!
For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/groups/ColiseumArts/.