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CELEBRATE! A party celebrating Acumen Fund in South Asia featuring DJ Rekha
Alvin Ailey Dance Studios: 405 W. 55th Street (at 9th Avenue)

Thank you for your interest!  Online ticket sales for CELEBRATE! are now closed.  Tickets will be available at the door starting at 7pm tonight.  More event information can be found below.

New York for Acumen is proud to present CELEBRATE! A party celebrating Acumen Fund in South Asia featuring DJ Rekha on December 6, 2010.

Come celebrate Acumen Fund's success and impact in South Asia. Join us at the historic Alvin Ailey Studios on December 6th from 7-10pm for an evening of music, dance, drinks, and hors d'oeuvres. We'll also have a silent auction where you will have the opportunity to bid on a number of items ranging from VIP tickets to exclusive events in NYC to high end cosmetics and gift baskets all while supporting Acumen's great work.

Look your best and support Acumen. Go to www.renttherunway.com/acumen and use the discount code ACUMEN10OFF for 10% off at checkout. 10% of all proceeds go to Acumen Fund!

The event will also feature entertainment by:

DJ Rekha - One of the leading American exponents of bhangra music, DJ Rekha specializes in the style but also mixes dancehall, dub, and hip-hop into her DJ sets. Based in New York City, she hosts the long-running monthly club night Basement Bhangra, which is held at S.O.B.'s and was founded in 1997. The popularity of the club night in New York and the uniqueness of her style there made her a minor media celebrity regularly featured in local publications such as New York Times, Time Out New York, The Village Voice, and New York Magazine, as well as on multiple episodes of NPR and in fashionable magazines such as The Fader and Urb. Born as Rekha Malhotra in London, England, in 1971, to parents of Punjabi descent, she was raised in Queens and Westbury, Long Island, and later moved to Brooklyn, which she now calls home. In 2007 she made her official album debut with Basement Bhangra, a DJ mix released by Koch Records.

Dhoonya Dance - a national Bollywood inspired dance school and professional dance company with branches in New York City, Washington D.C. and L.A.  Its mission is to spread culture, happiness and health through Bollywood inspired dance. Dhoonya has appeared on the Oprah Show, CBS Early Show, Good Morning America and has performed at President Obama's Inaugural Gala, YouthAids Gala, and NYC's Fashions' Night Out.

All tickets include open wine/beer bar and hors d'oeuvres.

Online ticket sales will close at 2pm EDT on Monday, December 6th. Tickets will be $75 at the door on December 6th (if available).
Proceeds from the event will support Acumen Fund www.acumenfund.org.

Thanks to our generous sponsors:

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New York for Acumen (NYfA) is a volunteer group that supports the work of Acumen Fund through various fundraising and educational events.  NYfA has more than 500 volunteers and in 2009, raised more than $30,000 in support of Acumen Fund.

Date: Monday, December 6, 2010
Time: 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
405 W. 55th Street
New York, NY 10019
United States

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