A little bit of rain couldn't stop New York cool kids from dressing up in their '70s best to rage on for the Anti Racism Fund on Thursday. Hosted at pink-hued hot spot Short Stories, the disco-themed bash, co-chaired by Jenn Libert and ARF co-founder Lindsey Ferguson, was a welcome return to the dance floor in the name of social justice, with 100% of proceeds benefitting the platform and its mission.
A string of stylish guests blew bubbles and boogied down to the tunes of DJ Sirocco and DSCO while sipping specialty espresso martinis donated by Short Stories for the occasion. Those in need of a little sugar rush were in luck - Ring Pops, candy necklaces, and a treasure trove of sweets made up the bar and tablescapes, along with bubble blasters and old school neon glow sticks that everybody couldn't help but accessorize with. A midnight pizza delivery, perfectly timed by the venue, provided all the fuel to keep the party going into the wee hours.
Founded in response to the inequities experienced by the Black Community, the Anti Racism Fund provides capital from a pool of donations to a dynamic portfolio of curated organizations whose ethos align with ARF’s four pillars of purpose - Health, Community, Justice, Education. Thursday night's epic event raised $12,800 for the fund, which you can learn more about, and donate to, HERE.
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