DJ Jon Quick Hosts 4th Annual Coat/Toy Drive at Taj

DJ Jon Quick is one of the most philanthropic and civic minded DJs that I know.  He’s proof positive that whatever our talent or gift is, we can use it to improve the life of others.  He’s taking his gift of making the party rock to bring people a good time while giving back.  Tonight he’s hosting his 4th Annual Coat/Toy Drive at Taj.  Admission will be free with a coat or a toy doation.  All toys and coats donated at this event will benefit the The Barack Obama Elementary School, Hempstead, NY & the FEGS Children & Youth Case Management Program.

Thursday, December 6th – 6p-12a
Taj Restaurant and Lounge
48 West 21st Street Between 5th and 6th


Complimentary Cocktail samples from NUVO
from 6-8pm along with special $8 special drinks!!


Music by
WBLS’s Superhero DJ Jon Quick
DJ Dynamite Black
Miss Chu the Deejay
DJ Ria


4th annual toy drive

CUP Hosts 4th Annual Media & Entertainment Forum on Thursday, Nov. 15th

CUP will host its 4th Annual Media & Entertainment Forum next Thursday, November 15th. This year’s theme is The Evolving Media Landscape: The Proliferation of Niche Networks. Panelists include: Jamal Henderson, Senior Brand Manager at Mountain Dew; Laura Lee, Director, Entertainment Content Partnerships at YouTube; Kay Madati, Head of Entertainment & Media at Facebook; and Cristina Patwa, Co-Founder of El Rey Network. Our esteemed Moderator for the evening will be Payne Brown, Managing Director of Highbridge Principal Strategies. Read The Rest

Edwing D’Angelo Announced as Designer for ‘The Reality of FASHION The Reality of AIDS’ New York Fashion Week Celebrity Runway Show

The Reality of FASHION The Reality of AIDS, (, announced today Edwing D’Angelo as the event’s participating fashion week designer debuting his Fall/Winter 2013 evening wear collection. The charity benefit will take place on the evening of February 9th, 2013. Celebrity Reality Stars will join forces to walk the runway for this philanthropic event all with a unified goal of raising $300,000+ in funding with proceeds raised being donated to AIDS United, a national organization dedicated to helping those affected by AIDS/HIV, and whose goal is to end the epidemic. Tickets are on sale for the formal charity benefit with prices ranging from $450 for standing room tickets, $800 standard seating, to $1200 VIP meet and greet tickets.


“We are bursting with excitement to have such a talent as Edwing D’Angelo working with us for this upcoming NYC Fashion week. Edwing’s evening wear work, his strong work ethic, and Fashion industry reputation made it an exceptionally easy choice for us,” states Beautiful Planning Marketing & PR CEO, Monique Tatum.

Edwing D’Angelo is a Colombian-born, NYC based fashion designer quickly emerging through mainstream America. With his boutique currently based in the famous NYC Limelight Marketplace, the self-taught designer has previously shown at both New York Fashion Week and Couture Fashion Week. D’Angelo’s pieces have been seen on such celebrities as Angela Simmons, Tyra Banks, Lil Kim, Patti Labelle, Vivica A. Fox, Sean Paul, Mo’Nique, B. Smith, Melissa Ford and many more. His work has also been highlighted in major US & Hispanic press as well as hit movies like The Devil Wears Prada. Read The Rest

GMHC Cancels Fashion Forward Event

Agency Focuses on Direct Services to Clients Affected by Hurricane Sandy

As a result of Hurricane Sandy, many New Yorkers living with or affected by HIV/AIDS have been hit hard. GMHC’s clients are among the poorest and most vulnerable New Yorkers, and the outcome of the hurricane continues to have disproportionate impact on them. Given the ongoing immediate challenges faced by its clients, GMHC has decided to cancel its annual fundraiser, Fashion Forward, and focus on its core mission, providing direct support to people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS. Fashion Forward 2012 is cancelled.

via GMHC

Many of their clients continue to be without housing, food, electricity, clothing and HIV medications—and need basic humanitarian support. In fact, on Monday, October 29, several clients braved the weather, and walked from the Bronx and Brooklyn to their offices on West 33rd Street for a hot meal. This may have been the only meal of the day. Well over 400 meals were served in the heart of the crisis, even when subways had not even resumed, with clients walking long distances to receive food and assistance. Read The Rest