Brooklyn, NY (PRWEB) June 14, 2012
NU Hotel Brooklyn, a member of HHM’s Independent Collection, is hosting the official after-party for the American Cancer Society’s 6th Annual Eat, Drink & Be Hopeful benefit. The event will be held this evening at Misdemeanor, NU Hotel Brooklyn’s recently opened sidewalk café. Grammy Award Winning Artist Macy Gray will be the disc jockey for this VIP event -- 100 percent of the ticket sales will benefit the American Cancer Society.
The after-party, which will take place from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m., will feature light fare and an open bar for the first two hours, presented by Brooklyn Brewery, Misdemeanor and Hempnotic. Misdemeanor’s Chef Jehangir Mehta, best known for his Manhattan restaurants Graffiti and Mehtaphor, is preparing one of the cafe’s most popular tapas, Chili Thyme Cashews. Brooklyn's Fisherman's Dawta is providing a selection of Jamaican appetizers along with desserts provided by Brown Butter Brooklyn.
“We are honored to partner with such a positive organization and worthwhile cause," says Javier Egipciaco NU Hotel Brooklyn’s general manager. “We hope that the benefit will ultimately bring the American Cancer Society and Nefertiti a step closer to finding a cure.”
In addition to donating the venue space, NU Hotel Brooklyn is providing a number of rooms for special guests and Catch a Dream staff associated with planning the event.
Eat, Drink & Be Hopeful benefit event is being held at The Irondale Theater, 85 South Oxford St., Brooklyn. The borough’s best restaurants have donated tasting dishes. And, wineries from New York and beyond are providing their best wines. VIP tickets for the event are $125 and general admission tickets are $100. VIP ticket holders will be admitted to the event at 6 p.m., one hour prior to general admission, and can receive a free celebrity makeover sponsored by Naphia's Healthy Beautiful Hair.
For tickets and more information on the 6th annual Eat, Drink & Be Hopeful event, visit http://www.eatdrinkandbhopeful.com.
About NU Hotel Brooklyn:
NU Hotel Brooklyn is an environmentally conscious, first-class hotel, conveniently located at the intersection of four happening Brooklyn neighborhoods (Downtown Brooklyn, Boerum Hill, Cobble Hill and Carroll Gardens). NU Hotel Brooklyn manages to encapsulate that old school Brooklyn community vibe of having exquisite international cuisine, one of a kind boutique shops and world famous entertainment, all within a stone’s throw from where you comfortably rest your head at night. NU Hotel is owned by Hersha Hospitality Trust (NYSE: HT) and managed by HHM formerly known as Hersha Hospitality Management.
HHM, formerly known as Hersha Hospitality Management, operates 89 hotels across the United States. HHM provides turnkey hotel management, asset management and receivership for properties with leading brand affiliations through Marriott, Hilton, Hyatt, Starwood, and Intercontinental Hotel Group. HHM also operates 14 independent hotels ranging from The Rittenhouse Hotel, a AAA Five Diamond property in Philadelphia, to the oceanfront Postcard Inn in the Florida Keys. Its highly experienced team is accustomed to serving as a fiduciary to publicly traded companies, joint ventures, institutional real estate owners and private investors. Additional information on HHM can be found at http://www.hershahotels.com.
About the American Cancer Society:
The American Cancer Society is a nationwide community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives and diminishing suffering from cancer through research, education, advocacy and service.
Eat, Drink & Be Hopeful is a restaurant, wine and spirits tasting where Brooklyn’s best restaurants donate and prepare tasting dishes as stations throughout the venue in a cocktail party atmosphere.
About Catch A Dream Entertainment and Event Producer Nefertiti Strong:
Nefertiti Strong went from rapper to actress to filmmaker — enjoying the world of celebrity until stomach cancer forced Angelica (Nefertiti) Strong to face death at the age of 38.The Red Hook movie producer is now the self-proclaimed “Lance Armstrong of stomach cancer,” embarking on a one-person campaign to give her disease A-list status.
Catch A Dream Entertainment, Inc. was founded by director/producer Nefertiti Strong. Initially a film production, finance and distribution company, Catch A Dream Entertainment has expanded to include other entertainment services like artist bookings, event planning and production, film festivals and fashion shows.
Additionally, as Ms. Strong has grown, so have her abilities. In 2006, Ms. Strong added the title of "designer" to her repertoire with construction projects, interior design and staging in the Los Angeles area. She called this company Catch A Dream Design.
In 2010, Nefertiti Strong moved CADE to New York expanding operations to a full-service consulting and event production company with offices in New York and Los Angeles.
About The Independent Collection:
The Independent Collection is a growing collection of smaller, more intimate boutique lifestyle hotels located in truly unique neighborhoods of gateway cities across the US. The hotels of the Independent Collection are developed for the independently minded traveler and invite guests to experience the true spirit of the city.
For further information, please contact NU Hotel Brooklyn at 718.852.8585. http://www.nuhotelbrooklyn.com
For media inquiries: Please contact Mary Gollhofer at 267. 238.5025 or mary(dot)gollhofer(at)hersha(dot)com.