Emmy-nominated Actress Amy Poehler will join guest of honor WWO Founder and CEO — and Maplewood resident — Dr. Jane Aronson for an evening of live entertainment, hors d'oeuvres and cocktails to support Worldwide Orphans Foundation (WWO) tonight in New York City.
Hosted by WWO board member and Manhattan real estate developer Matthew Blesso, the event is Blesso’s 3rd Annual Birthday Celebration to benefit WWO — a nonprofit dedicated to transforming the lives of orphaned children around the world.
This evening will feature musical and artistic performances from around the world both inside and on the rooftop deck of Blesso’s penthouse loft. It will include special performances by The Energy, the Ethiopian jazz band Arki, Chloe Temtchin, Irwin Thomas, DJ Vito Fun, acrobatic and aerialist team RI KI KAI and more.
Brooklyn-based artist Andrew Ohanesian will reconstruct his bar installation, Mandies, for the benefit. Guests will experience the shock of stepping into a Brooklyn dive bar from the roof of a Noho penthouse and becoming both bartender and guest, at once.
Poehler of “Parks and Recreation” will serve up some laughter and speak alongside Aronson, founder and CEO of WWO, who will share WWO’s work to address the unique needs of orphans worldwide. An internationally renowned pediatrician, Dr. Aronson was recognized as one of Glamour magazine’s “Women of the Year” 2009 for her efforts to draw attention to the plight of the world’s orphans.
WHEN: Thursday, June 16, 2011 - 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: 684 Broadway, Penthouse E, home of real estate developer Matthew Blesso, New York City
TICKET INFO: $100 in advance online; $125 at the door; $50 after 11:30 p.m. (at door). To purchase tickets, please visit http://www.wwo.org/blesso.
The mission of Worldwide Orphans Foundation is to transform the lives of orphaned children around the world by addressing their unique needs through medical, developmental, psychosocial and educational programs. For more information, please visit www.wwo.org.