Housing Works To Host 2019 “Fashion for Action”

Shop Brand-New Designer Goods Priced Up To 80% Off At Three-Day Fundraising Event

Tickets Available For VIP Reception, Early-Access + GA Shopping On Nov. 14; Free Public Sale Nov. 15 + 16

Housing Works, a NYC non-profit organization that provides advocacy, support and lifesaving services to those impacted by homelessness and HIV/AIDS, will host its annual Fashion for Action fundraiser November 14-16, 2019. The highly anticipated event, brings together the best in entertainment and fashion for an exclusive shopping experience at the Housing Works Thrift Shop flagship location in Chelsea. The three-day event will kick off on November 14thwith a series of ticketed affairs that include a VIP reception, early-access and general admission shopping, culminating in a sale that is open to the public November 15th 16th.

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The event is sponsored by Amida Care, Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., BCM One, BMO Bank, Comserv, Synoptek, and Our/ New York Vodka.

Fashion for Action began in 2004 with founding chair Andre Leon Talley and the late Natasha Richardson at the helm. Past event chairs have also included Thom Browne, Patricia Clarkson, Francisco Costa, Dree Hemingway, Marc Jacobs, Natalie Joos, Derek Lam and Rachel Roy. Together with the support of the fashion and beauty community, the benefit has grown to raise over $5 million towards the fight against HIV/AIDS in New York City.

Fashion For Action 2019 will showcase a bounty of brand-new merchandise, marked 50-80% off retail prices, donated by the biggest names in fashion. The sale will feature Men’s and Women’s apparel, shoes, handbags, accessories, and jewelry from brands that include: Dior, Dolce & Gabbana, Issey Miyake, Coach, Helmut Lang, Theory, and more!

For over 25 years, Housing Works has fueled the fight to end HIV and Homelessness through fashion. The organization’s 13 Thrift Shops and signature events directly benefit its trailblazing work in grassroots activism, healthcare, and housing. Housing Works led the way during the height of the AIDS crisis in New York City, and continues to lead resistance efforts across the country in this current political climate.

The benefit will begin with a VIP Cocktail Reception gathering industry icons and leaders in fashion and entertainment at the Rubin Museum of Art. The event will be co-hosted by award-winning actress Patricia Clarkson and Bevy Smith, TV/radio personality and host of Sirius/XM’s Bevelations on Radio Andy. They will be joined by event chairs: Bethann Hardison, Emmy, Tony and Grammy Award winner Billy Porter, Cameron Silver, Iman, Mickey Boardman, Patricia Field, Phillip Picardi, and Anna Sui. Kevin Harter, Vice President of Fashion Direction, Bloomingdale’s and Michael Carl, VP of Press and Influence, Hermès are Founding Chairs. The reception will be followed by two ticketed offerings that include early access and GA providing an opportunity to shop in advance of the public sale that will run November 15-16. Tickets are now available for purchase with detailed pricing information available here.

In addition to the array of new designer merchandise, Fashion for Action will include items from the personal wardrobe of a selection of hand-picked style influencers, Closet Curators. Showcasing a collection of clothing and accessories that reflect their own individual style, this year’s Closet Curators include: Visual Architect and Brand Consultant Kesha McLeod, Will Taylor of Bright Bazaar, Style Monk’s Jerome LaMaar, Patrice Farameh from The Curated Collection, Fashion Stylist and Designer Dennis Kenney/NONDK, PR/Marketing consultant Logan Horne, theCurvycon Co-founder and Blogger Cece Olisa as well as the epic 70’s-era costume wardrobe donated by the acclaimed HBO series The Deuce, now in its final season.

Proceeds from Fashion for Action support Housing Works‘ ongoing advocacy and integrated services including trailblazing work to address the opioid epidemic and prevent overdose deaths.

What: Fashion for Action 2019

When: November 14, 2019

VIP Reception 5:30pm – 7:30pm, Rubin Museum of Art, 150 West 17th Street

Tickets: https://f4a2019.splashthat.com/F4A

Early Access Shopping 6:30pm – 7:30pm

GA Shopping 7:30pm – 9:30pm

Public Sale: November 15-16, 2019, 10am- 7pm

Where: SHOPPING | Housing Works’ Chelsea Thrift Shop, 143 West 17th Street

The School of Visual Arts New York City Announces the 25th Anniversary Dusty Film & Animation Festival to be Held May 10-13, 2014

Filmmakers and animators behind such movies as “X-Men,” “Django Unchained,” “Iron Man 2,” “Titanic,” “The Lion King,” “Ice Age,” “Game of Thrones,” “Homeland,” and “Kung Fu Panda” have all attended the School of Visual Arts

The School of Visual Arts (SVA) is a college of art and design whose mission is to educate students who aspire to become professional artists or to work in arts’ many related fields. This mission is the foundation upon which are built: undergraduate degree programs in art and design that prepare students for entry into an array of professional fields in or related to the visual arts, while also equipping students with the skills necessary to become productive and thoughtful members of society; rigorous and practice-based graduate programs in the visual arts and its allied fields; a continuing education program intended to meet the diverse needs of New York City’s professional art and design community and the larger community within which the College resides; and a commitment to serving the greater good through community service. The College’s mission is realized by: the employment of working professional artists, critics and scholars in all the disciplines taught at School of Visual Arts, and whose credentials and experience qualify them to teach at the college level; a commitment of resources to meet the educational and co-curricular needs of students studying at all degree levels as well as to provide for an enriching campus life experience; a concerted effort to capitalize upon the extremely large number and quality of cultural institutions located in New York City; a system of institutional and learning outcomes assessment designed to facilitate institutional planning and institutional renewal; and a sound financial position sufficient to ensure the College’s ability to meet the diverse and dynamic educational needs of the College community; to provide for opportunities for innovation and experimentation; and to ensure the maintenance of quality in all areas of the institution’s operations.

SVA Logo.  (PRNewsFoto/School of Visual Arts)

SVA Logo. (PRNewsFoto/School of Visual Arts)

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Dusty Film & Animation Festival, May 10-13, 2014, announced today by Reeves Lehmann, chair of the BFA Film and Video and BFA Animation departments at the School of Visual Arts, New York City, and Annie Flocco, festival producer, SVA faculty member and independent film producer.

We invite all film lovers to help celebrate this milestone as a testament to the hard work and dedication of hundreds of young filmmakers,” said Lehmann.

We are proud to showcase the true commitment and remarkable talent of so many artists with this anniversary of the Dustys,” added Flocco.

To mark the 25th anniversary, the festival culminates with SVA’s Annual Dusty Awards invite-only ceremony, held on Tuesday, May 13, at the SVA Theatre (333 West 23rd Street) in New York City. The Dusty Film & Animation Festival was established and named after SVA Founder Silas “Dusty” H. Rhodes with the mission of introducing films made by BFA Film and Video and BFA Animation students to a wider audience.

Just as the Dusty Awards introduce audiences to the next generation of film talent, some of Hollywood’s biggest and brightest names in film and animation have gotten their start at SVA, among them: Bryan Singer (X-Men, X-Men 2, The Usual Suspects); Mark Ulano (Django Unchained, Iron Man 2, Titanic);  Bill Plympton (Horn Dog, Mutant Aliens, Your Face); Michael Cuesta (Dexter, Homeland, True Blood);  Derek Drymon (The Penguins of Madagascar, Puss in Boots, Kung Fu Panda); Lynn Shelton (Your Sister’s Sister, Touchy Feely, Humpday)Yvette Kaplan (Ice Age, Beavis & Butt-Head, Zach & Quack); James Muro (Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Dances with Wolves, The Abyss); Tom Sito (The Lion King, Beauty & the Beast, Aladdin); John Han (Star Trek Into Darkness, Pacific Rim); Ti West (V/H/SThe Innkeepers); Michael Giacchino (Up, Star Trek Into Darkness, Super 8); Daniel Minahan (Game of Thrones, Grey’s Anatomy, True Blood); Nancy Kato(Brave, Toy Story 3, Up); Randall Emmett (Lone Survivor, End of Watch, Two Guns), Rebecca Sugar (Steven UniverseAdventure Time); Alonso Homs (The Great Gatsby, Girls, Blue Valentine); Doug Bloom (Iron Man 3, Captain America: The First Avenger, Spider Man 3), and many, many more.

Past Dusty presenters have included award winners Melissa Leo, Ed Burns, James Gandolfini, Kevin Kline,Patricia Clarkson, Phil Donahue, John Turturro, Doug Liman, Danny Aiello, Ellen Burstyn, Sean Combs,Wes Craven, Griffin Dunne, Harvey Keitel, David Koepp, Mira Nair, Bill Plympton and Treat Williams. The complete list of presenters for the 2014 ceremony will be announced at a later date. Media personality Valerie Smaldone will emcee the 2014 awards.

This year, the 25th Annual Dusty Film & Animation Festival screenings are scheduled for Saturday, May 10, through Monday, May 12, with the red carpet event on Tuesday, May 13. All festival screenings are free and open to the public and will take place at the state-of-the-art SVA Theatre, located at 333 West 23rd Street. The four-day event showcases more than 150 films and animations from thesis students graduating this spring. This year’s Headlining Sponsors include: AbelCine; Act Zero Films; Adorama Rental Company; Animation Magazine; B&H Photo; Bryan Singer; Carlos Saldanha/BottleCap Productions; Channel Frederator Network; Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films; Feature Systems/Kits and Expendables; Foto Care; Gotham Sound & Communications, Inc.; Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP); New York Women in Film & Television; Nice Shoes; Rota6; SCS Agency, Inc.; Squarespace; SVA Campus Store; and Technicolor PostWorks. One hundred percent of the sponsors’ donations will benefit thesis students in the form of grants and in-kind awards. For more information, visit: dusty.sva.edu

The School of Visual Arts has been a leader in the education of artists, designers, and creative professionals for more than six decades.  With a faculty of distinguished working professionals, dynamic curriculum, and an emphasis on critical thinking, SVA is a catalyst for innovation and social responsibility. Comprised of more than 6,000 students at its Manhattan campus and 35,000 alumni in 100 countries, SVA also represents one of the most influential artistic communities in the world. BFA Film and Video and BFA Animation alumni have received accolades from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; Sundance Film Festival; New Directors/New Films; International Animated Film Festival in Annecy, France; American Film Institute; Women in Film; and the National Board of Review, among many renowned institutions and organizations. For information about the College’s 32 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, visit: sva.edu.