Broadway Cares/ Equity Fights Aids

November 21, 2007

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Day in and day out I get asked if Broadway shows are still on strike. The answer sadly is, yes, they are still on strike. And no word as to when this will be over until their next meeting on Nov. 25th. Until then we ask that visitors help support the business that are being affected by the strike such as restaurants within the theater district. Throughout the whole week, restaurants will be offering a 15% discount on meals at over 25 restaurants.

Another way to help is to be a part of a “team-raiser” for Broadway Cares or to be a single participant and donate to Broadway Cares/ Equity Fights Aids. Around this time of year is when the Broadway shows raise money by donation of the theater patrons. Unfortunately, due to the strike, over $350,000 per week is being lost. Revenue is also raised from the in-theater appeals, which makes up 20% of the annual budget for charity is also being lost.

This year’s “Gypsy of the Year” competition is coming up in a week and they have announced that with the amount of money being lost, they will not be able to award the usual grants to the various charities they are affiliated with this year. If you are a theater patron that usually donates or if you want to simply be a good samaritan and help out for a good cause through on-line fundraising, please visit Broadway Cares to find out how you can participate as an individual or to be part of a team. Whether you are a company or just a tourist or a local, your company website or even your blog can also be a link and a way to help out this organization raise some money for charity.

Thank you for your time in reading this blog entry and more importantly thank you for your support and keeping NYC lively during this dark time. Be sure to check this blog or visit our NYC Pocket website for list of events and attractions that are open and available to do during the holiday season.

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