I volunteer at 826NYC, meaning I get to hang out with crazy little kids and help write crazy little stories, which doesn’t really feel like work at all. Not only is 826 a totally legit place to volunteer organized by an even more legit writer, they apparently put on excellent parties as fundraisers. From the 826 newsletter:
After years of raised expectations and inevitable disappointment, after Pretty in Pink and Saved By The Bell season 4 (we remember it, too), 826NYC and Bowery Presents are happy to finally present THE PROM YOU WERE PROMISED, a night of formal wear, amazing dance music, and a chance to re-live prom the way you always wanted. Namely, as such:
THE PROM YOU WERE PROMISED
A DANCE PARTY THAT RE-CREATES PROM NIGHT THE WAY WE ALL HOPED IT WOULD BE,
WITH DJ SETS BY ACCLAIMED MUSICIANS, ALL TO RAISE MONEY FOR 826NYC
WITH DJ SETS BY:
PAT MAHONEY (of LCD Soundsystem)
HERCULES & LOVE AFFAIR
and Hosted by Leo Allen
Music Hall of Williamsburg
Thursday, May 21st, 9 p.m.
66 North 6th St, Brooklyn, NY.
Tickets: $25, available through Ticketmaster
It’s for the kids! And you get Vampire Weekend! Buy tickets starting tomorrow here.