The Rockhouse Annual Foundation Dinner At Joe's Pub

by Katherine Bonnin · October 19, 2011

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    Last night, the newly renovated Joe's Pub hosted this years Rockhouse Foundation's Annual Benefit Dinner. Related: [10 Questions With: Serge Becker]

    Attendees including Matt Dillon, Spragga Benz, Serge Becker, Olatz Schnabel participated in a fund-raising auction which was hosted by Tyson Beckford and Sky Nellor. Musical performances were by Grammy Award-winner Sean Paul, Soul Train award-winner Gyptian and Grammy-nominated John Forte. Music for the night was provided by Rihanna's DJ Max Glazer and Rob Kenner of the New York Times.

    [John Forte]

    The Rockhouse Foundation transforms the places where Jamaica's children learn and supports the people who teach them.  Primarily focused on capital projects the foundation builds and renovates public schools and libraries in Jamaica in the Negril area. Thus far over US$1.25 million has been invested in these project.  The Rockhouse Foundation is a New York based, IRS-recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

    Donors came together for the night on October 18th to combat the efforts of endemic poverty in Jamaica. Together, they netted over US $130,000 for the Rockhouse Foundation.

    Rockhouse Foundation Chairman Paul Salmon hosted the evening. Paul is the owner of New York's hot new Jamaican restaurant Miss Lily's and also the owner of the Rockhouse Hotel in Negril Jamaica.

    Guests dined on peppered shrimp and jerk chicken prepared by Bradford Thompson, a James Beard Award winning chef and creator of the menu at Miss Lilly's while drinking Black Storm from Blackwell Rum!

    Sponsors for the evening included Rockhouse Hotel, Blackwell Rum, JetBlue, T Edwards Wines, Miss Lily's and Jose's Pub.

    More information on the foundation is available at

    [Tyson Beckford]