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How to Help Japan (Part 2)
Every Person in New York

Ways to help, large and small. [Part 1 is here]

Concert for Japan, organized by John Zorn for (and held at) Japan Society, is a 12-hour event, featuring Philip Glass, Lou Reed, Laurie Anderson and many others. Saturday, April 9th, 11am-11pm. $5, cash at door.

All sale proceeds of Joe Holmes' print Shinjuku, 6:43, available at 20x200, go to Japan Society's Earthquake Relief Fund.

Norah Jones, Jesse Harris, and Thurston Moore (Sonic Youth) are some of the performers appearing at the Concert to Benefit Japan Earthquake Relief at Abron Arts Center on April 8th. Two shows (6:30pm and 9:30pm), with two different lineups. Tickets are $35-$50.

Willamsburg's Cadaqués, 188 Grand [Bedford/Driggs] 718.218.7776, is a Spanish tapas bar, but Chef Guillaume Thivet's wife is Japanese. So they'll donate 30% of all sales from its monthly paella night on Tuesday, March 29th to the Japanese Red Cross.

Next Tuesday, 3/29, from 5-8pm, Art for Japan, a one-day art exhibit to raise funds for quake and tsunami victims at the ISE Cultural Foundation, 555 Bway [Prince/Spring] 212.925.1649. Artists will donate their works and each piece will be sold for $20 or $40, cash only. ISE Cultural Foundation will match up the same amount of all sales from the event and will donate 100% of the fund to Iwate, Miyagi and Fukushima prefectures through the Japanese American Association of New York.


Tomorrow night, March 23rd, at EN Japanese Brasserie, Love for Japan, a fundraiser with Wynton Marsalis, Martha Stewart, and others. $250 in advance, call 212.647.9196 for tickets. 100% of the proceeds will go to Japan Society's Earthquake Relief Fund and the Japanese Red Cross.

Six New York breweries are joining forces with several local restaurants for an event on Monday, March 28th, 7-10pm, at Brooklyn Brewery. Read the letter from Toshiyuki Kiuchi of Kiuchi Brewery and join the local brewers to raise money for humanitarian aid to be distributed locally. Tickets are $50.

At SOB's tonight: Sonodaband performs an evening of Japanese pop. $15. Proceeds go to Japan Society's Earthquake Fund.

Broadway Sings for Japan on Monday, March 28th at Dixon Place, 161a Chrystie [Riv/Delancey]. Admission is free, although a $10 donation is suggested, with all proceeds going to relief efforts.

Acclaimed pianist Taka Kigawa performs a solo recital at Le Poission Rouge on Saturday, April 2nd, 7:30pm. 100% of the proceeds go to Japan Society's relief fund. $25.

Japanese-born, NY-based photographer Takahiro Kaneyama has donated five of his images of northern Japan taken during a trip in 2008, for sale through Miyako Yoshinaga Art Prospects. Prints are $60 each and all proceeds go to Japan Society's relief fund.

We're glad that Nobu, 'in an effort to support those affected by the disaster in Japan', will 'donate a portion of sales from a special omakase menu to a relief organization to help those in need' but it's a ridiculously vague promise. What's the cost of the menu? What percentage are you donating? How long will you be doing it? Who's it going to? Come on, folks, do it the right way.

Jason Polan started Every Person in New York in March of 2008. He plans on working on the project until it is finished. Look for Every Person in New York on Tuesdays in MUG and daily at Jason's site.

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