info 04.2.13

4 Good Causes
Every Person in New York

THE MORNING LINE Most of you took our April Fools piece about the Container Store taking over the Frick with good humor. But not Mrs. Zabar, whose husband was 'quoted' in the piece. "It is no joke," she wrote. We wrote back that we didn't think a $20 cheese omelette was very funny either.

JFK Runway Run is a 5K race that takes place as billed—on a JFK runway. The event benefits a number of charities and happens on Sunday, April 14 at 9am.

For a child who stutters, the disorder can be devastating to their self-confidence and self-esteem. Our Time, an organization started by Taro Alexander in 2001, uses the arts to help kids who stutter with after-school and weekend programs as well as a summer camp. (Read Alexander's Founder's Message to understand how his own stuttering affected his childhood.)

They have an annual benefit, which takes place this year on Monday, April 22 at NYU's Skirball Center. Hosted by Victor Garber and Kelli O'Hara, honoring Mel Tillis, artists and presenters will include John Oliver, Rachel Dratch, Michael Cerveris, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Bobby Cannavale, and Amy Ryan. We're told that the kids' performances, though, are always the most memorable part of the evening. Tickets are from $150.

"For the Arts and Sciences and the advancement of Awesomeness in the universe." That may be the best organization mission statement ever. And they mean it, too. The Awesome Foundation distributes a series of monthly grants—$1000—to projects and their creators with no conditions attached (and it doesn't have to be a nonprofit project). They call it a "micro-genius grant for flashes of micro-brilliance." Cool idea, huh? Should you or someone you know get a grant? Apply here.

God's Love We Deliver delivers over 22,000 free meals every week to New Yorkers who need them. Join them for a literary luncheon on Tuesday, April 9, 11:30am-2pm, at The Metropolitan Club, 1 E. 60th [5th]. The event will feature restaurateur Danny Meyer, NY Times reporter John Schwartz, and bestselling authors Sandra Brown and Linda Fairstein.

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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