info 11.14.14

Stockings With Care
the skint

Our annual holiday appeal to get your ho-ho-ho on for a very good cause—Stockings With Care—the nonprofit organization that gathers up Christmas wish lists from kids in NYC shelters and at-risk environments and then assigns Santas to take care of one or all of their three wishes. For most of the 1,000 kids involved, the presents from volunteer Santas are the only ones they'll get. All gifts are given to the parents or caregivers in time for the holidays, so the old Santa magic remains intact.

There's a Celebrity Bartending Night this coming Monday, 7-11pm, at Hudson Station Bar, 440 9th [34th/35th]. It's $30 in advance ($40 at the door) and all bartending tips go to the organization. Actors from The Good Wife, The Book of Mormon, Orange is the New Black and many others will be slinging drinks.

To be a Santa this year, fill out the short form here.

Want to help but short on time? You can make a donation. SWC is a 501c(3) organization, so your contribution is tax deductible.

Want to help but short on cash? Spread the word about the organization.

skint - adj. british slang (1930-35)
lacking funds, broke, bust, stone-broke, impecunious

Around town this weekend, courtesy of the skint: a daily listing of free and cheap things to buy, see, do and eat in New York.

fri-sun: the second biennial moby dick marathon features 150+ live 10-minute readings and performances of the herman melville classic at ace hotel (fri), the south street seaport museum (sat), and housing works (sun). with ophira eisenberg, emily gould, dave hill, alex karpovsky, téa obreht, rob sheffield, touré, and many more. free.

fri-sun: solocom: sketch artists, storytellers, stand up comedians and others premiere new solo material at the pit's annual mini-fest celebrating solo performers. $5.

fri-mon: 50+ international dealers exhibit contemporary art and design from 1890 to the present at the annual salon: art + design show. park avenue armory, $25.

sat-sun 11am-6pm: 200+ indie craft and food vendors take over the metropolitan pavilion for the annual renegade craft fair holiday market. free admission.

sun 2pm: taste and judge as many as 30 homemade chilis at the annual brooklyn chili takedown. bonus: free cocktails featuring caleb's kola. the bell house, $20.

sun 8pm doors, 8:30pm show: duo scorpio, a new york city based harp duo, perform the premieres of commissions by composers nico muhly and andy akiho and more. le poisson rouge, $15 adv, $20 dos.


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