Japan Disaster Relief Benefits
by nycgo.com staff, 03/21/2011
- events in nyc/
In the wake of the devastating earthquake and tsunami in the Tohoku region of Japan, various New York City organizations have planned events to aid in the relief effort. They all provide the chance to have fun while also helping a nation through an extraordinarily difficult time. A few highlights are listed below. For information about other events, visit nycaresforjapan.com. And, of course, you can always donate directly to the American Red Cross or to the Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City's Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Fund.
Concert to Benefit Japan Earthquake Relief
Abrons Art Center, 212-598-0400, 466 Grand St., Lower East Side
The Lower East Side's Abrons Art Center throws a wildly L.E.S.-esque series of concerts in support of Japan Society's Earthquake Relief Fund. On tonight's two separate bills, enjoy music by artists including (but in no way limited to) Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore, Foetus' Jim Thirlwell and avant-garde jazz's John Zorn. For more info, visit support.henrystreet.org.
Concert for Japan
Japan Society, 212-832-1155, 333 E. 47th St., Midtown East
This 12-hour-long series on April 9 packs in acts like Philip Glass and Hal Willner; Lou Reed, Laurie Anderson and John Zorn; Ryuichi Sakamoto; and Bill Laswell and Gigi. Admission includes unlimited access to Japan Society's new exhibition, Bye Bye Kitty!!!, plus special activities like Japanese craft-making. The concert starts at 11am and 100% of admission sales will go to the organization's own Japan Earthquake Relief Fund. In addition, Japan Society will donate half of ticket sales made from March 14 through June 30, 2011, to support Japan earthquake relief.