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Holiday Benefit Concerts & Events for Sandy Recovery

Give an Advance Christmas or Hanukkah Gift: Buy Tix to a Benefit Event


Want to give back during the holiday season? Here's a running list of forthcoming charity benefits to assist in the Hurricane Sandy recovery effort in Brooklyn 'hoods and city wide, scheduled during the holiday month of December, 2012.

It's been an unusual season in Brooklyn and New York; with so many still without homes, and with devastated lives and businesses, consider giving a "gift in advance" of a ticket or several to one of these interesting and varied charity events.

List updated: Dec. 14, 2012. If you know of other events, please add details!

Also, more Sandy-related holiday ideas here.

1. Tues Dec. 18: Boozey, Musical Hurricane Sandy Charity Benefit- Pork Slope

Comedian Wyatt Cenac & Comedy Friends; Questlove and DJ J.Period; and the Crew at Pork Slope w/ support from Jameson’s & Brooklyn Republic Vodka DJ’s will be spinning tunes all night, with Questlove capping the evening with his own special late-night set (Yes, this Questlove.) Benefit for Brooklyn Recovery Fund (http://www.brooklyncommunityfoundation.org/brooklyn-recovery-fund), for Hurricane Sandy. 9PM – 2AM at Pork Slope, 247 Fifth Avenue, near Carroll Street, in Park Slope;cash-only.

2. PAST : Party Machine Holiday Benefit Comedy Theme Party (Bell House)

  • What's Happening: Rioutous fun. From their site, "Professional party hosts Arden Myrin (MADtv, Chelsea Lately) and Lisa deLarios (Aspen Comedy Festival, Live at Gotham) cordially invite you to get down with your bad selves, at their yearly Holiday Spectacular comedy theme party featuring performers seen on Comedy Central, SNL, Jimmy Fallon, The Daily Show and more"
  • When: 7:30 pm Doors. 8 pm Show
  • Where: The Bell House, 149 7th St., Gowanus
  • Entrance fee: $12 adv / $15 at the door.
  • Proceeds go to two charities: "Badass Brooklyn Animal Rescue" and Red Cross Disaster Relief for victims of Hurricane Sandy

3. Tues Dec. 18: IMMORTAL TECHNIQUE at Brooklyn Bowl

Sandy Relief Concert Presented By Viper Records And Music For Occupy Jean Grae, Hasan Salaam, Jasiri -X-, George Martinez and the Global Block Collective, Constant Flow (CF), Special guest: Pharoahe Monch, Plus more special guests TBA, Hosted by: Poison Pen, Proceeds to benefit Occupy Sandy relief efforts. DOORS: 6 PM, SHOW: 7 PM $12-15.

4. Dec. 14 SOLD OUT: Benefit at Terminal 1 (Manhattan)

4 Artists 1 Cause: A Benefit Concert for Sandy Relief Efforts with Sleigh Bells, Grizzly Bear, others.

5. PAST: Dec 4: "Geeking Out" - Comedy & Story Telling at Union Hall (Park Slope)

  • What's Happening: From the website: " GEEKING OUT a comedy & storytelling show that brings crazy-talented performers together for a night of shameless nerding out on the bands they love, the celebrities they obsess over and the video games that nearly wore their thumbs to stumps (and that's just the tip of the fanatical iceberg)."
  • When: 8 PM
  • Where: Union Hall, Park Slope
  • Entrance fee: $8

All ticket proceeds will go toward Brooklyn Community Foundation's Brooklyn Recovery fund, which is a joint effort between theBrooklyn Community Foundation, the Office of the Brooklyn Borough President, and the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce to create a pooled fund to provide support to Brooklyn's nonprofit organizations working with the communities and individuals most affected by Hurricane Sandy.

6. PAST : Kiddie Concert @ Littlefield (Carroll Gardens)

  • What's Happening: As announced by Carroll Gardens Patch, "Two Brooklyn-based "kid rock" favorites, City Stomp Live and Suzi Shelton" will play a family concert to benefit victims of Hurricane Sandy.
  • When: 2:30 PM.
  • Where: Littlefield in Gowanus, Brooklyn. Entrance fee: $12

7. PAST: Monday, Dec. 3: BRICK Theater Benefit (Williamsburg)

  • What's Happening: The Brick presents a one-night-only performance that celebrates NYC—its quirks, its people and its resiliency, to benefit The Brooklyn Recovery Fund. Stories, foolery and drama.
  • When: 8 PM
  • Where: 579 Metropolitan Avenue, Williamsburg. www.bricktheater.com or (212-352-3101)
  • Entrance fee: Pay what you can; donations taken throughout the event.

8. Wed Dec 5: Indie Comedy Film at Bell House (Gowanus) EVENT CANCELLED


  • What's Happening: As reported by Brokelyn.com, you can help the relief effort at a fundraiser at the Bell House. Have a drink wtch a film, The Concert Film!, recorded at Brooklyn's the Bell House, and featuring local comedians Reggie Watts, Kurt Braunohler & Kristen Schaal, Christian Finnegan, Leo Allen, Rob Paravonian, and Liam McEneaney.


9. PAST Dec. 4: NYC Brewers Guild at Brooklyn Brewery (Williamsburg)

This beer party will benefit those on-the-ground grassroots volunteer groups who are doing heavy lifting, literally and figuratively, in helping clear debris, organize relief supplies, support families in need and more: Rockaway Surf Club, Red Hook Initiative & Coney Recovers. All funds raised with be split equally amongst the three organizations.
  • What's Happening: Enjoy samples from 16 breweries including such faves as Blue Point, Bronx Brewery, and of course Brooklyn Brewery's own brews, among others.
  • When: 7 PM
  • Where: Brooklyn Brewery, 79 N. 11 St., Williamsburg
  • Entrance fee: $40

10. PAST Dec 10: Smashing Pumpkins at Barclays Center

Some portion of tonight's $25 tickets will be donated to the Brooklyn Recovery Fund, which benefits Hurricane Sandy recovery.

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