Sting Donates $36K to Second Avenue Explosion Fundraiser

Posted on: April 8th, 2015 at 10:09 am by

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With the East Village neighborhood still reeling, a gala is in the works to raise money for the victims of the Second Avenue explosion.

Spearheaded by author Alan Kaufman, and long-time East Village resident and visual artist Jim Storm, the fundraising event will feature performers and celebrities (TBD) from an array of creative worlds; music, literature, and drama. Also involved with getting the gala off the ground are model Jennifer Pugh, Roderick Romero of the band Sky Cries Mary, and local photographer Clayton Patterson.

Grammy-winning recording artist Sting and his wife, actress and producer Trudie Styler, are sending out an S.O.S. for the community at large to back this event. They have joined the support ranks by donating an unconfirmed $36,000 to GOLES (Good Old Lower East Side), the local organization that has been one of many on the front lines of assistance to those affected by the tragedy. His publicist confirmed that Sting will not, however, be a part of the performing lineup.

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The benefit is happening at Theater 80 St. Marks, on Sunday, April 12, at 8pm. Prior to the event, a community rally is scheduled for 5pm in the theater. Tickets range from $20-$150, and can be procured by visiting the theater’s website or by calling 212-388-0388.

All proceeds are headed to GOLES, and will be used directly to aid the victims.

Head here to see our comprehensive list of how to help.

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