• June 25th PARTY to aid Homeless Nepali Children

    Date posted: June 10, 2015 Author: jolanta


    The Nepal Earthquake left Butterfly Home’s children homeless; OFF Chelsea.com hosts a 6/25 Art Party to help.

    OFF CHELSEA, an artists’ collective, is holding a fundraiser for Nepal’s Early Childhood Development Center and Butterfly Home, on June 25th.  Art-loving New Yorkers will get a chance to help children on the other side of the world.

    In Nepal, when a parent goes to prison, if there is no local guardian, the child must go too.  Pushpa Basnet, a social worker in one of the poorest countries on Earth, founded Early Childhood Development Center and its Butterfly Home to provide these children with an alternative life, away from prison.

    But the massive April 25th Gorkha Earthquake and its May 12th aftershock have left Pushpa’s children effectively homeless.  The quake registered 7.8 on the Richter Scale, and devastated Nepal’s already fragile economy.  Both Butterfly Home’s rental house residential facility, and the new structure Pushpa was building with prize money she earned as CNN’s 2012 Hero of the Year, have been seriously damaged.  All the children are sleeping outside, under plastic sheeting.  The Center administration is worried about providing water and food.  It’s cold.  In this desperately poor country, this is a real emergency.

    A group of New York artists and musicians has gathered to help in a joyful way.

    On Thursday, June 25th, OFF CHELSEA.com will host a Group Show and Party Fundraiser at Scene Space.

    • 351 West 36th Street.
    •  17 artists; 3 bands; 1 DJ.
    • 5:00 PM to 12:00 AM.
    • Food, Drink, Dancing
    • Suggested donation is $10 at the door, but no one will be turned away.  Participating artists will donate a percentage from the sales of their artwork; likewise, a portion of tips at the bar will go to Butterfly Home.
    • All services are donated.
    • Have a great time, while helping a really good cause.

    If you have any questions about this event, you can reach me at this email, or visit WWW.OFFCHELSEA.com, and click on “Events”.  You can also visit www.ecdcnepal.org.

    FACEBOOK INVITE: https://www.facebook.com/events/1646780555588073/

    Performance and Visual Artists:

    Lorenza Astengo
    Rosanna Boraso
    Ron Burman
    Christian Calabro’
    Elaine I. Carl
    Stefania Comandatore
    Marco Dianese
    Cacho Falcon
    Alexis Greene
    Nitzan Krimsky
    Riccardo Mazzei
    Ian Pai
    Johanna Schwarzbeck
    Vanessa Solomon
    Jayne Wexler
    Egon Zippel
    Yoshe Sky

    New Casino
    Moon Casual
    DJ Beppe Savoni

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