Mary-Louise Parker To Host 2nd Annual Hope North Gala at City Winery NYC


 Mary-Louise Parker To Host 2nd Annual Hope North Gala at City Winery NYC 

The Second Annual Hope North Gala will take place Saturday, November 1, at City Winery in Manhattan.

Hosted by Mary-Louise Parker, the celebration will honor Forest Whitaker for his commitment to Hope North and Okello Sam’s vision for peace.

Hope North is educating and healing the young victims of Uganda’s civil war, including orphans and former child soldiers, empowering them to become voices for peace and development.

Founded in 1998 by artist and former child soldier Okello Sam, Hope North is an accredited secondary school with an international arts center, vocational training, and a working farm, staffed by Ugandan educators. Thousands of vulnerable youth have lived at Hope North and today 255 incredible students are working towards their degrees and planning careers. These youth are contributing to peace-building by organizing educational theater and soccer tournaments throughout the north, an area destroyed by years of war, reaching thousands more.

Sponsorship packages, which start at $2,500, include complimentary tickets, your name or logo on gala materials, unique celebrity perks and much more. If you or someone you know is interested in sponsoring, please email for more information.

If you are ready to purchase your tickets, a limited number are available now with pre-sale VIP benefits. Please email for details.

TONIGHT: Last Hudson Square Music & Wine Festival of Summer – 2nd Annual Hot Strings Fest!



2nd Annual Hot Strings Fest
feat. Jen Larson & Friends, Cynthia Sayer’s Joyride Quartet,
Bruce Molsky, & The Andy Statman Trio

August 26, 2014

Music starts @ 5:30pm

Contemporary, edgy, and soulful, Cynthia Sayer breaks all the banjo player stereotypes as she single-handedly brings the 4-string banjo to the forefront of jazz. Along with Jen Larson, Bruce Molsky, Andy Statman and other special guests, Cynthia plays our last Hudson Square Music & Wine Festival of the 2014 summer!

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