We’re all about multitasking--meeting with our trainer in our apartment while awaiting our sofa delivery and prepping slow-cooker chicken is a typical weeknight. So an awesome concert that doubles as a worthy fundraiser? Totally up our alley. The Robin Hood Foundation, the nonprofit that raises funds for top poverty-fighting programs throughout NYC, is joining forces with R&B star Aloe Blacc for a one-night-only bash at Gotham Hall this Friday, October 2.
Here’s why it’s awesome: Since its inception in 1988, the Robin Hood Foundation has raised over $2 billion to provide in-need families with food, shelter, schools and job-training programs like public speaking and digital media. Tickets for the extravaganza start at $300, and 100 percent of sales goes directly to helping underprivileged city dwellers.
Admission also scores you preshow entertainment by DJ Bonnie Thornton, an after-party with electronic music duo The Knocks and all the Ray's Pizza, Nathan’s hot dogs and New York pretzels you can eat (thank goodness it's sweater weather). Oh, and have you heard Aloe Blacc sing? Enough said.