Pillllooowwww Fiiiight!

When the miz was just a wee one in elementary school, her mom brought cultural arts programs (dance, theater, film) to a school that otherwise had none. As such she gained an appreciation for the importance of "the arts" yes the daily show counts! Perhaps you are the same? In these "times" as we keep hearing, non-profits and arts programs have taken a hit both monetarily and as a scapegoat - something marginal for the well being of our everyday lives. You know, this is not so.
If you are in the NYC area, please consider attending a twist on a fundraising theme. Wait, was that a boring speech?.......

You are cordially invited on behalf of myself and the Fourth Arts Block '=
event committee to attend a fundraising event - 
no canapes or boring speeches here! 
New York City Event

Massive Bang for your Buck:Top Ten Reasons To attend the Pillow Fight Benefit Party:
1a. You might dish out the same money to have 2 watered down lousy drinks and a mediocre dinner and a shared cab home,
any given night or....you could pay $75 of tax deductible dollars and get:

1. A tax deduction! And that's just the first bang! (www.fabnyc.org )
2. "Private" performances by some of NYC most prominently fun and talented downtown performers
(insert Doug Elkins from famed Fraulein Maria at Joe's Pub, The Neo Futuruists and more) (see below)
3. Gourmet treats by chef John Berninzoni - truffle Mac n Cheese to sushi to mini sliders to....much more!
4. An open bar all night long (all night long!)
5. Party in a fabulous sans pretension downtown NYC loft. You are a rock star, you might as well party like one this Saturday!
6. A professional pillow fight will be performed, that is right, professional pillow fighters!
7. To party in your pajama's, ya know the sexy ones, or the comfy ones! ( If you don't, you can bring a robe, some slippers, your eye covers, something mildly bed timey will do)
8. Gift bags, with future theater discounts, music, and various surprise treats9. FUN! Remember Fun? You can do it!
10. You will be supporting the arts in a localized fashion, in a painless cost efficient way. It will be a night to remember, you won't need to go out for at least another week and a half!
Please consider passing on to anyone you know who might like to attend!!!!!!

Buy your tickets and learn more here...Tickets are $75 in advance and $100 at the door. Please email me if you have any questions.
To find out more about the line-up or to purchase tickets, visit www.fabnyc.org/pillowfight.php.

Proceeds from ticket sales will go to FAB, who is teaming up with real estate investor Matthew Blesso, to host this fun fete at his fabulous residence,
which was recently featured in The New York Times Home & Garden Section.

Date: Saturday February 28, 2009
Time: 9pm-2am
Location: Exact location will be divulged upon purchase of your ticket
Price: $75 in advance, $100 at door
Dress: Pajamas or slumber attire
Entertainment: The night will include open bar, musical stylings by DJ Boo, video installation by Laurie McLeod, and performances by Doug Elkins, Wallie Wolfgruber, Julian Barnett, and the New York Neo Futurists. Guests must dress in pajama or sleepwear-inspired costume, and be ready to kick off their heels, grab a cocktail, and go a round with the Ultimate Feather Fighters!

Fourth Arts Block (FAB) is a non-profit organization founded in 2001 by cultural and community groups to establish and advance the East 4th Street Cultural District, between 2nd Avenue and Bowery. FAB is working with our members to create a permanent home for the arts and to preserve the unique cultural nature of East 4th Street, which has fostered creative diversity and experimentation for more than 30 years. FAB advocates for the cultural district, its members and our neighborhood; leads centralized projects that benefit our members and provides a model for sustainable development; creates opportunities for cultural expansion; directs marketing and promotion efforts; and supports the development and capacity of our members.

In October 2005, Mayor Bloomberg officially designated East 4th Street a Cultural District - one of two in the City - and sold 8 properties to the long time cultural groups for $8. With 17 performance and multi-media venues, the district already offers one of the most vibrant concentrations of cultural organizations in the city. When the district's cultural plan is complete, space for artists and arts organizations will nearly double.

The member theaters are:
Alpha Omega Theatrical Dance
Cooper Square Committee
Cooper Square Mutual Housing Association
Creative Time
DMAC- Duo Multicultural Arts Center
Downtown Art
La MaMa E.T.C.
Millennium Film Workshop
New York Neo-Futurists
New York Theatre Workshop
Paradise Factory
Rod Rodgers Dance School
Rod Rogers Dance Company
Teatro Circulo
Teatro IATI
Works In Progress NYC
WOW Café Theatre

I hope you will consider attending!
Yours truly,

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Dispatch: Cloth, Print and The Political
Miss Wit Designs Political Tees in Exhibition

Brooklyn, NY -  Brooklyn based T-shirt design emporium, Miss Wit Designs, & creator
Deborah Goldstein announce participation in the Chicago based Gallery Three-Walls exhibit,
Dispatch: Cloth, Print and the Political. Selected from hundreds of submissions, the Miss Wit controversial
Palin Institute of Abstinence tee, as well as the
Generation O, Community Organizer and the original Jon Stewart for President tees, will be featured along side other designers in this exhibition of grass-roots political efforts, micro-capitalism and the intersection between the commercial and craft in print media. Dispatch makes visible, en masse, both the artistry and sheer multitude of designs that were made in support of the 2008 presidential and associated campaigns.
Dispatch: Cloth, Print and the Political
Three Walls Gallery
119 N. Peoria #2d
Chicago, IL 60607
Opening Reception Friday February 20, 2009
On display until March 27, 2009

Miss Wit Designs started in March 2003 by then social work graduate student Deborah Goldstein - whimsically blending a child of the eighties pop culture flair with a social work and socially conscious background, her line of tees make constant attempts to capture the pop-cultural zeitgeist and embrace the humor, irony and beauty and sometimes "you just have to laugh" absolute absurdity of daily living. In collaboration with Superba Graphics design house, and family and friends, Miss Wit's designs have been found in numerous transgenerational, "trans-topical" locations from gossip sites and publications like People Magazine to fashion, and political commentary sites like Wonkette.com.

The T-shirt arguably considered an American invention, insofar as it is worn as one's primary garment, and not an undershirt, became a substrate for advertising and political support in the 1950s. Since then it has played an invaluable role in the promotion of politics, sub-culture, music, leisure activities, businesses, sports team, personal slogans and more. The T-shirt is the walking, talking billboard - and probably still the most effective and inexpensive way to get a message out!