Brooklyn Loves Brooklyn: A Benefit for Hurricane Sandy Relief

By ARC Magazine Sunday, November 11th, 2012 Categories: Reports, Updates

In response to the heartbreaking effects of Hurricane Sandy, cultural organizations in Downtown Brooklyn are taking action. Tuesday, November 13, the Irondale Center will host Brooklyn Loves Brooklyn an evening of performances featuring the Downtown Brooklyn Arts Alliance, 80 Arts Alliance, Soul of Brooklyn Consortium Members, Councilwoman Letitia James, Mark Morris Dance Group, the Irondale Ensemble and more! Laurie Cumbo, Founder of MoCADA will serve as the Master of Ceremonies.

Arts organizations will present dynamic work in all mediums ranging from film and dance to theater and poetry inspired by a theme of hope and healing. Artists throughout Brooklyn have been eager to respond, and the roster will be determined by the end of the week.

Councilwoman James and Laurie Cumbo, Founder of MoCADA approached the Irondale Ensemble with the idea for the relief benefit. Irondale was originally scheduled to host its own annual gala, the M. Edgar Rosenblum Awards but quickly changed its plan. “We felt that we had to respond to this call.” said Irondale’s Executive Director, Terry Greiss. “With so much pain and suffering so close to home, this has to take precedence. We’ll reschedule our event for the spring. Our sponsors and honorees all support this effort and we’re proud to have been asked to host it.”

All proceeds from ticket sales will go to the Reaching Out Community Services Food Pantry in Coney Island and the Red Hook Initiative who have been working around the clock to provide on the ground relief and support during this challenging time in our beautiful Borough.

Brooklyn Loves Brooklyn: A Benefit for Hurricane Sandy Relief will be held on Tuesday, November 13 | 7:30 – 10pm (Live DJ 6:30-7:30). It is hosted by Councilwoman Letitia James, Irondale Ensemble, Downtown Brooklyn Arts Alliance, 80 Arts Alliance, & Soul of Brooklyn Consortium Members. The Box Office opens at 6:30PM and tickets available online or at the door. Suggested Ticket Price $10. For more information visit

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