Do ugly sweaters count as "holiday chic"? I'm guessing they do when it comes to green holiday chic, since they are all about reusing something that's already in our closets. Why do I ask? Because tomorrow is the much anticipated 2009 Green Drinks NYC holiday party!
Along with other New York City-area greens, TDG staff marks Margaret Lydecker and team's soiree as one of the best events of the busy season. This year, the night of networking and partying (and for a good cause!) will be particularly appreciated, given that many other companies and groups have had to cut back on festivities in the Recession.
This year's Green Drinks holiday party is all about saving the oceans, and boy do they need it, what with overfishing, plastic pollution, global warming, acidification (which means hard-shelled animals are having a hard time making their homes) and other threats. World renowned oceanographer and National Geographic "Explorer in Residence" Sylvia Earle (originally from the tri-state area) will be giving a keynote, no doubt moving if her recent TED Prize Talk is any indication. Dr. Earle has logged some 7,000 hours under the waves, so there are very few people who are better able to sound the clarion call for our planet's most precious resource.
Dr. Earle will be signing copies of her book, and she will be introduced by Carl Safina, an award-winning author and founder of Blue Ocean Institute. Notably, there will be an open bar featuring organic, local and fair trade spirits by 44° North Vodka, Bluecoat Gin, Martin Scott Wines, Six Point Brewery, Sambazon, Purity and I.O. Organics, as well as organic and vegetarian hors d'oeuvres by Amaranthine, Counter Restaurant and Whole Foods. Entertainment will be choreographed by the Buglisi Dance Theatre and Alessandro Pellicani with additional compositions performed by Max ZT on Hammered Dulcimer. Emcee for the evening will be Cristina Carlson.
There will be a silent auction fundraiser with some green goodies, including scuba certification by NAUI, sailing course at Manhattan Sailing School, artwork by Tatyana Murray eco-excersions and more. Proceeds benefit Citizens Campaign for the Environment.
The event isn't inexpensive, but benefits the oceans, and should prove to be a wonderful evening. The holiday party is usually the biggest and best Green Drinks of the year, and really shouldn't be missed.
Tuesday, December 8, 2009, 7pm - 11pm
The Prince George Ballroom, 15 East 27th Street between Park and Madison, New York, NY
$50 in advance, $65 at the door. Buy Tickets Here.
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