On Thursday, May 11th, a vibrant hum encapsulated the FISHBOWL Bar and Lounge. Hosted at The Dream Midtown, the NYSPCC Junior Committee Spring Benefit saw another successful turnout. The New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NYSPCC), founded in 1875, has offered child protective and counseling services since its creation.
The annual Spring Benefit proceeds go directly to funding NYSPCC’s numerous prevention and education programs such as sexual abuse prevention, trauma counseling and educational programs. Participants who attended helped support these programs, making sure that New York’s children have the education and counseling necessary to persevere through any future traumatic circumstances.Departed from the traditional rendition of a formal Gala, Hors d'oeuvres were served throughout the event as guests mingled around the rotund glass fish tank (aptly giving the lounge it’s name; FISHBOWL) A casual, playful, ambiance permeated the space with guests laughing and playing old-time skeeball. A DJ provided current music and kept the atmosphere buzzing as a silent auction went underway.
The silent auction served to add a comfortably interactive fundraising aspect to the jovial atmosphere, securing additional funds for NYSPCC programs. Silent auction items ranged from $95 to $1000+ dollar packages and included everything from Equinox classes to Penthouse Flower delivery.
When asked on the flow of the event, many guests smiled and cited the well organized and often fun atmosphere that NYSPCC events have. One guest elaborated further and commented, “ I always try to come to every single event, they’re well-organized and in amazing locations.”
From the free form atmosphere to the gracious open bar, the NYSPCC’s annual spring benefit was not one to miss. Though fear not, the NYSPCC is sure to have another spring benefit next year! Be sure to come again around April-May to buy your ticket to support this wonderful organization.
For more information on how to donate to NYSPCC visit they're website here
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