Sandy Support

Karen O of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. Photo: Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images

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Danielle & Sxip’s Hour of Charm
(Le) Poisson Rouge; 11/30 at 8:00 p.m.; 158 Bleecker St.,nr. Thompson St.; 212-505-3474
Danielle Eva Schwob and Frank Tyl’s new music ensemble SYZYGY hosts a genre bending variety show with friends and special gusts. Tickets $20, and all proceeds will be donated to hurricane relief efforts.

Heidi Klum’s Halloween Bash
Finale; 12/1; 199 Bowery., at Spring St.; 212-627-1235
This year Klum was forced to postpone her now-legendary Halloween bash due to the hurricane. But the spooky must go on, and go on it will this Saturday, at her Haunted Holiday Party, where a select few fans with super-deep pockets can bid on tickets to hang with her fashionable friends. Proceeds benefit the Hurricane Sandy relief efforts of The American Red Cross, and bidding information can be found here.

Animal Collective
Terminal 5; 12/4 and 12/5; 610 W. 56th St., nr. Eleventh Ave., 212–260–4700
The experimental psychedelics swing through in support of their latest, the dense Centipede Hz. Rescheduled from October, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the American Red Cross

Tell Your Friends! Comedy Release Show
The Bell House; 12/5 at 7:30; 149 7th St., nr. Second Ave., Gowanus; 718-643-6510
The release party for the Tell Your Friends Concert film will also double as a benefit party for Sandy. The lineup includes Wyatt Cenac, Aaron Freeman (formerly Gene Ween), Christian Finnegan, Rob Parvonian, and Victor Varnado, who directed the film. Hosted by Liam McEneaney, $25 General admission, $40.

Tom Scharpling and Ted Leo Present a Very Special Hurricane Benefit Show
The Bell House; 12/7 at 7 p.m.; 149 7th St., nr. Second Ave., Gowanus; 718-643-6510
Radio host and TV writer/producer Sharpling and musician-about-town Ted Leo present a night of tunes and funnies with all proceeds donated to Occupy Sandy and Staten Island’s Siller Foundation Relief Fund. On the lineup: John Hodgman, Chris Elliott, [Ambassador] Andrew WK, Jon Benjamin, Julie Klausner, and more, including an auction, and special guests (but not an auction of special guests. But maybe they should consider that?). Pick up a ticket here.

Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Union Pool; 12/8 at 7 p.m.; 484 Union Ave., at Skillman Ave., Williamsburg; 718-609-0484
New York’s own Yeah Yeah Yeahs headline a hurricane relief at the intimate Williamsburg venue, with opener Higgins Waterproof Black Magic Band (featuring Tunde Adebimpe of TV on The Radio). Tickets, two per person at $75-$100, will be available starting Tuesday, November 27 at noon. All proceeds benefit surf-based non-profit Waves for Water’s Sandy relief efforts.

4 Artists 1 Cause: A Benefit Concert For Sandy Relief Efforts
Terminal 5; 12/14 at 7 p.m.; 610 W. 56th St., nr. Eleventh Ave., 212–260–4700
Sleigh Bells, Grizzly Bear, The Antlers and Cults join forces for a benefit mega-concert, with all proceeds going to the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City. Tickets, $40, go on sale 11/29 at noon.

Joy Behar’s Comics With Benefits
Finale; 12/14 at 9; 1395 Lexington Ave., nr. 92nd St. .; 212-415-5500
This lady is never short on opinions–or funny– and in this benefit event she’ll be joined by like-minded friends. On the roster: Andy Borowitz, winner of the first National Press Club award for humor, Emmy-Award winning actress Judy Gold, Mario Cantone and John Fugelsang. Proceeds benefit both the UJA-Federation of New York, which provides cash assistance, temporary housing, food, and far more to folks struggling in the aftermath of the storm, and Rebuilding Together. Grab a ticket here.

Jerry Seinfeld
NYCB Theater; 12/19; 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury, N.Y.
Tickets go on sale November 30 for a special benefit performance by the New York–bred comedian, with fellow hometown hero Colin Quinn opening.”What’s the deal with hurricanes?” I think we know the answer to that.

Happy Hour at The Churchill
11/30, 4 p.m.-7 p.m.; 45 E. 28th St., nr. Park Ave.; 646-476-8419
Bulldog Gin has teamed up with the Murray Hill pub for a happy hour in honor of Winston Churchill’s birthday, featuring gin-based drinks and pub grub; a portion of the night’s proceeds will be donated to the American Red Cross.

The Esquire
The Bowery Hotel; 12/1-12/3; 335 Bowery, at 3rd St.; 212-505-9100
Esquire magazine will host a weekend of food-centric pop-up events at the Bowery Hotel, ranging from watching football with former Giant Tiki Barber to a dinner prepared by an all-star team of chefs, including Tom Colicchio, Michael White, and Christina Tosi. Tickets range from $35 to $275, and all proceeds will be donated to the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City’s relief efforts.

Through 12/1; Various Locations
The establishments across the city—Little Town NYC, Village Pourhouse, SideBar, and Hudson Terrace—will be donating 10 percent of the proceeds from any party booked until December 1. Additionally, SideBar and Village Pourhouse are opening their doors to guest bartenders who will donate their tips toward Sandy relief.

Wine School with Bedell Cellars and Brooklyn Kitchen
Brooklyn Star; 12/4 at 9:30 p.m.; 593 Lorimer St., nr. Conselyea St; 718-599-989
North Fork winery Bedell Cellars comes to Williamsburg for a six course dinner at Brooklyn Star paired with five of their wines. The tasting dinner is presented by The Brooklyn Kitchen, and Tickets are $100, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting Sandy relief.

New York Distilling Co. Celebrates One Year
New York Distilling Company and The Shanty; 12/5 from 7 p.m to 10 p.m.; 79 Richardson St., nr. Lorimer St., Williamsburg; 718-412-0874
On December 5 The NY Distilling Co .and it’s sister bar The Shanty turn one year old. It’s also the anniversary of Repeal Day. Yay! Celebrate with Night Distilling, where a finishing run of rye whiskey will be distilled to observe and taste (the first time ever open to the public), hot punches, the chance to win a personalized barrel of rye, and, most importantly, fundraising for The Brooklyn Recovery Fund. Each partygoer will also receive a 375 ml bottle of unaged rye. Tickets, $125, can be bought here.

Sidebar Hosts Rockaways Guest Bartenders
SideBar; Ongoing.; 118 E. 15th St., nr. Irving Pl.; 212-677-2900
From November 30th through the holiday season, every Friday night SideBar will host guest bartenders from the hard-hit Rockaways who’s home bars remain closed and are unable to work. The guest bartenders will take home all of their tips and 10% of the bar.

Brooklyn Tap House
Ongoing; 590 Myrtle Ave., nr. Classon Ave., Bedford-Stuyvesant; 917-202-1801
As part of their “Help Rebuild Brooklyn” campaign, the Kings County bar will donate $1.00 from every beer sold to the Red Cross Hurricane Sandy Relief. You can also donate needed items like baby food, diapers, canned goods, clothing, and feminine hygiene products during business hours.

Ongoing; 166 S. 4th St., at Driggs Ave., Williamsburg; 347-529-6090
Crucial Pies-n-Thighs update via Twitter: “Pies ‘n’ Thighs is donating $1 of every chicken and pork box this month to Red Cross for #Sandy relief. Let’s do this.”

Hot Bread Almacen
Ongoing; La Marqueta, 1590 Park Ave., nr. 115thSt., 212-534-4900
Over the course of this week, Hot Bread Almacen in Harlem is offering its customers bread at “pay-what-you-can” prices. The nonprofit, which provides jobs and economic empowerment for the community, is itself holding a fund-raiser for its programs on Thursday, and is also offering bread donations to Sandy-relief organizations that are able to pick up the bread at Hot Bread Kitchen; please e-mail Rachael Nemeth ( for details.

Cubana Social
Ongoing; 70 N. 6th St., nr. Kent Ave., Williamsburg; 718-782-3334
Cubana Social has joined forces with the Hester Street Collaborative to assist the Lower East Side and Chinatown’s elderly and disabled residents stuck in housing developments by doubling as a drop-off point for donations (food, water, batteries, flashlights, generators). In addition to continuing to serve food, Cubana Social will be donating a portion of sales and tips to Sandy relief. Cubana Social is is open daily from 10 a.m. to midnight and until 3 a.m. on Friday and Saturday.

Red Hook Vendors
The Red Hook Vendors are raising money to deliver 1,000 meals to temporarily displaced residents of the neighborhood on November 10. In order to do this, they need to raise $4,800 by Saturday. Click here to donate.

Gansevoort Hotels
420 Park Ave., at 29th St.; 877-830-9889and
18 Ninth Ave., nr. 13th St.; 212-206-6700
Both the Park Avenue and Meatpacking District Gansevoort hotels will offer a complimentary rooftop drink to guests donating non-perishable goods worth $10 or more to the relief effort during their stay.

Sandy Support