Cabaret Cares Gala May 17th 2015 Honoring Anita Gillette.Ricky Ritzel and Gary Lizardo

 17 May
 Metropolitan Room
 34 W 22nd St - 10010 - New York - United States
 Joseph Macchia
Anita Gillette to Receive Ruth Kurtzman Lifetime Achievement Award Gary Lizardo and Ricky Ritzel to Receive Spirit Awards After eight years of terrifically entertaining, monthly fundraisers at The Laurie Beechman Theater, Cabaret Cares/Help Is On The Way Today is on the move! The 501c non-profit organization that assists children and youth living with HIV/AIDS is relocating to new digs. The first event of 2015 will be held on January 25th at Metropolitan Room, where the charity's founder, Joseph Macchia, is the co-booking manager with owner Bernie Furshpan. Metropolitan Room is in the fashionable Flatiron District at 34 West 22nd Street between 5th and 6th Avenue. The 2015 annual fundraising gala will be held on May 17th at the Metropolitan Room, honoring special award recipients: Help Is On The Way Today will honor superb actress/singer Anita Gillette with The Ruth Kurtzman Lifetime Achievement Award. Perfomers Gary Lizardo and Ricky Ritzel will each receive a Spirit Award, designated for individuals who have shown unusual support of the charity throughout the previous year. On May 17th doors will open for Cocktail hour at 5PM,after mingling and conversations at 6:00 PM a lovely buffet dinner will be served. 7:30 the live auction begins and at 8:00 PM starts. Gift Bags and Unlimited Beer,Wine,Soda,and Specialty Cocktail. TICKETS ARE $100.00 up until April 30th TICKETS go up to $125.00 after April 30th Hors d’eouvres: Crudités Herb Sauce Variety of International Cheeses Carr Biscuits, Strawberries, Grapes, Apricots To be Passed: Miniature Vegetable Spring Rolls Sweet Chili Dipping Sauce Chicken Canapés rolled in Toasted Almonds Bacon Chutney Canapés Sesame Cones filled with Smoked Salmon Tartar On The Buffet: Chicken Marsala Cold Poached Salmon Sauce Verte Tortellini with Gorgonzola Cream Sauce Melange of Vegetables Roasted New Potatoes with Herbs Salad of Baby Greens Vianigrette Rolls Butter Variety of Cookies The Gala will be hosted by MAC award nominee Tom Gamblin Tracy Stark musical directs the Gala. For tickets call 718-672-6714 or go to Help Is On The Way Today was founded by Joseph Macchia in 2005 to assist children and youth living with HIV and AIDS. Since then, the organization has raised over $100,000 and assisted more than 700 children in need. Fundraising is undertaken primarily through monthly performances by many of New York's finest nightclub and theater performers, and supports annual Backpack and School Supply Drive, scholarships for summer camp and an annual Holiday Toy and Gift Drive. The charity also helps families and organizations with special and immediate needs. Help Is On The Way Today is currently working on a new mentoring initiative. At the 2014 gala, two Lifetime Achievement awards were given to honor beloved cabaret star Julie Wilson, and to Sidney Myer, hilarious actor/singer and long time manager of the cabarets at Don't Tell Mama. Arsenio Amadis (2013 Mr. Eagle Leather and Founder of Leather Cares) was bestowed the Spirit Award. For more information about Help Is On The Way Today or to donate, visit the website at F

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