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October 5, 2011
STAT! For New York City's Public Hospitals! Line-Up
October 23 - 30, 2011
Gala Reception for STAT! 2011
Join musical artists and distinguished guests to celebrate the work of our honorees and to support the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation. Honorees include Big Apple Circus Clown Care Unit, Kasseem “Swizz Beatz” Dean (visual artist, performer, philanthropic activist), and Bruce Siegel, M.D. , M.P.H. (CEO, National Association of Public Hospitals and Health Systems). Presenters include Meredith Vieira, with musical performances by Tony Award-winner Melba Moore and the M27 Latin-All Stars featuring Grammy-winner and Latin Grammy-nominee Dave Valentin and Latin Grammy-nominee "Chembo" Corniel, paying homage to the legendary jazz world artist "Matchwagon" Hilton Ruiz. Hosts Lynda Baquero (NBC) and Dr. Bob Lee (WBLS).
Tuesday, October 18, 6:00-8:00 p.m. Tickets are $150
Bellevue Hospital Center Atrium, Manhattan
462 1st Ave.
You Haven’t Seen This Before!
The Broadway Kids, the Kids of Broadway, YouTube stars Tristan and Tyler, Nammy-nominated Dylan Jenet Collins, Paulie Litt, and special celebrity guests, join forces in an exciting original family musical that’s one part Broadway and one part pop concert.
Sunday, October 23, 12:00 p.m. & 3:00 p.m. Ticket prices start at $20
Frank Sinatra School ForThe Arts, Queens
35-12 35th Ave.
Absolute Funk: An Interstellar Trip to Honor George Clinton
An all-star line-up under the musical direction of Ray Chew (American Idol, Showtime at the Apollo), will raise the Apollo's roof in tribute with the “Godfather of Funk,” George Clinton, leading the groove. The line-up includes: Bootsy Collins, Sheila E., Nona Hendryx, Paul Shaffer, Tye Tribbett, Vernon Reid, Fab 5 Freddy, Full Force, Dallas Austin, Questlove, Doug E. Fresh, and more. The event will also include a special tribute video conceived and directed by award-winning director Reginald Hudlin and Vivian Scott Chew. Host Bugsy (KISS FM)
Tuesday, October 25, 8:00 p.m. Ticket prices start at $30
Apollo Theater, Harlem
253 W. 125th Street
Birth of the Boom: Old-School Heroes of Hip-Hop Fest
Old-school greats come together in an all-borough gathering of the founding fathers and first ladies of Hip-Hop featuring: Marley Marl, DJ Kool Herc, Joell Ortiz, DJ Red Alert, Kangol Kid, Roxanne Shante, Nice 'N Smooth, plus a special tribute to the original B-Girls of Hip-Hop by Full Circle Soul.
Friday, October 28, 8:00 p.m. Ticket prices start at $30
Paradise Theater, The Bronx
2403 Grand Concourse
Join Gospel greats Richard Smallwood, Hezekiah Walker, songstress Valerie Boyd, and special guest Richie Righteous for a jubilant evening of soul-stirring, spectacular gospel praise. Hosts Liz Black (WLIB) and Dr. Bob Lee (WBLS).
Saturday, October 29, 7:30 p.m. Ticket prices start at $40
Berean Baptist Church, Brooklyn
1635 Bergen Street
Pirates, Ghosts and Creatures of the Deep
Join Captain Blacktooth, a sword-swallowing ghost, a snake-charmer, break-dancing skeletons, rapping mummies, a two-headed turtle, and more, for a family event filled with laughter, music, clowns, and an international Spooky Halloween Trick-or-Treat Treasure Hunt.
Sunday, October 30, 12:00- 3:00 p.m. FREE
Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Staten Island
1000 Richmond Terrace
Tickets to STAT! 2011 events and to the October 18 Kickoff Gala can be purchased at www.stathhc.org or by calling 646-458-2815.
STAT! For New York City's Public Hospitals! is in part possible thanks to the support of the following sponsors: Jet Blue, American Airlines, TD Bank, Office Max, Aloft Harlem Hotel, Emblem Health, Greater New York Healthcare Association, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP, Cardinal Health, MetroPlus, and Sodexo. Media partners include: KISS FM, Hot 97, Metro New York, Amsterdam News, Village Voice, El Diario, WLIB, and Telemundo T-47.
Contact: Susan Jacobs, STAT! Producer, 646-458-2814 / 917-626-5999
Erin Hughes (HHC): firstname.lastname@example.org; 212.788.3339
Angela Mack Axiom 257 Group: 212-380-8042
The New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC) is a $6.7 billion integrated health care delivery system with its own 480,000 member health plan, MetroPlus, and is the largest municipal healthcare organization in the country. HHC serves 1.3 million New Yorkers every year and more than 475,000 are uninsured. HHC provides medical, mental health, and substance abuse services through its 11 acute care hospitals, four skilled nursing facilities, six large diagnostic and treatment centers and more than 80 community based clinics. HHC Health and Home Care also provides in-home services for New Yorkers. HHC was the 2008 recipient of the National Quality Forum John M. Eisenberg Award for Innovation in Patient Safety and Quality. For more information, visit www.nyc.gov/hhc.
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