As the Chief Party Officer at Conscious Magazine, I want you to know about my top charity events to attend as the new season rolls in. I’ve got something for everyone this September.

Harvest in the Square
Date: September 17
Location:  Union Square Park – North Plaza, Manhattan
Harvest in the Square is presented by the Union Square Partnership, a 501(c)(3), non-profit organization and proceeds from the event benefit the organization’s ongoing beautification and maintenance efforts in Union Square Park. Contributions are tax-deductible as allowed by law with the exception of $50 per ticket. Attendees must provide a valid form of ID for wine or beer service.

September 18
Location: The Cutting Room 44 E. 32nd Street
Wall Street Rocks is a collaboration of employees in the financial, technology and entertainment industries who are passionate about giving support to heroic Americans who serve out nation including military veterans, first responders and relief aid workers.

“Fall for Your Fairytale” – The WGIRLS NYC 7th Annual Bachelor/ette Auction
September 19
Location: Highline Ballroom  431 West 16th Street
Mark your calendar for an entertaining evening of cocktails, socializing, great raffle prizes, and the chance to win a date with the New York City’s most eligible bachelors and bachelorettes. The proceeds from the event will benefit WGIRLS INC and the Young Women’s Leadership Network.

Global Youth Connect
September 19
Location: Moore Brothers Wine Company, 33 East 20th Street 2nd floor,
GYC advances human rights and creates a more just world by empowering young activists from around the globe through a combination of cross cultural human rights learning workshops, volunteer service, and sustained human rights activism aligned with grassroots NGOs, policy makers, and other stakeholders.

New Light Theater Project’s Black & White Gala
September 20
Location: Trinity Lower East Side Lutheran Parish, 602 East 9th Street, New York
Our inaugural season has already had such success, we want to keep the momentum going. Help fund a tremendous amount of talent and ideas for our future seasons to come.

Cocktails for a Cure 2013
September 21
Location: Hudson Terrace Salon (2nd Fl), 621 West 46th Street
General Admission includes admission, unlimited open bar with top shelf liquor, passed hors d’oeuvres, and gratuities included. There will also be general seating and cocktail tables on the balcony deck for all attendees. Greg and Leslie Hsu Besner founded the Willa’s Wish Foundation to raise money to help develop a cure for Type 1 Diabetes.

The Africa-America Institute to Host 60th Anniversary Awards Gala Celebrating African Achievement
Date: September 25
Location: Hilton New York – 1335 Avenue of the Americas, New York City
The Africa-America Institute, a leading New York-based international education and policy organization, will host a spectacular 60th Anniversary Awards Gala on Wednesday, September 25 at the New York Hilton in New York City. For 60 years, AAI has been dedicated to advancing education and professional training for Africans, and promoting engagement between Africa and America through education, training and dialogue.

Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music 10th Anniversary Celebration
September 26
Location: Gallow Green at the McKittrick Hotel, Home of Sleep No More, 542 West 27th Street
It’s been a decade since we opened our doors to our first class of future music industry professionals.  Ten years later, we’re still committed to developing the next generation of leaders and visionary creative entrepreneurs.  Help us celebrate our past and welcome our future! All funds raised will directly benefit scholarships.

A Benefit for Bailey House
September 27
Location: LQNY, 511 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY
The event offers a truly integrated marketing partnership platform for your brand to associate with an organisation who is the pioneering advocate in providing housing and support services to homeless men, women and children living with HIV/AIDS and other chronic illnesses; and connect with an audience who is targeted, and engaged them with your brand.

Tang’s Natural NYC Dumpling Festival
Date: September 28
Location: Sara D. Roosevelt Park (E. Houston Street between Chrystie and Forsyth Streets)
From pierogis to potstickers and everything in between, the 2013 Tang’s Natural NYC Dumpling Festival is just the event for all the dumpling lovers out there. Purchase tasting tickets on the day of the event to sample a selection of dumplings from cultures around the world.

Less than Human? The ethics of our treatment of others.
September 30
Location: The New York Society for Ethical Culture, 2 West 64th Street
Please join the Arcus Foundation for the latest in our series of 2013 Arcus Forums: a conversation with David Livingstone Smith, author of the award-winning ‘Less Than Human.’

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