5th Time’s a Charm: Sowing Hope, Growing Communities
On April 27th, the IRC in New York held its 5th annual benefit at the Brooklyn Brewery. This year, the focus of the event was to celebrate the expansion of the IRC’s New Roots Urban Farming initiative in the South Bronx, and continue to raise funds to support its growth.
To mark the occasion, a little bit of New Roots was recreated at the Brewery, as tables were decorated with freshly picked flowers from Drew Gardens, allowing guests to enjoy their first burst of spring. In addition to sampling unlimited Brooklyn Brewery craft beer, benefit attendees enjoyed delicious Afghani dishes prepared by a refugee mother who resettled to New York City in 2010: Mantu (Afghani beef dumplings), Palau (classic Afghani rice), and Nergis (meatballs stuffed with egg) were among the highlights of the evening. The event raised over $5,000 and was attended by over 100 supporters of the IRC and New Roots.
The IRC in New York would like to thank everyone who attended and made the evening a success. A special thank you to the Brooklyn Brewery and its staff for being wonderful hosts 5 years running, as well as all the following donors that contributed food donations and raffle prizes:
El Almacen - Fornino Pizza - My Moon - Yoga Vida - Brooklyn Winery – Isa – Miranda - Teddy’s Bar & Grill - Fuerza Bruta - New York Theatre Workshop - Brooklyn Cupcake - Martin’s Pretzels – Juliette.