Chelsea Market’s Hurricane relief

Chelsea Market’s 10th annual Halloween community event, A Happy Hallowgiving, will be a combined Halloween/giving event and fundraiser which will benefit victims of Hurricane Sandy.

Locals and visitors are invited to celebrate Halloween and the spirit of giving by taking a treat and leaving a gift for those in New York whose lives were impacted so deeply by the storm. All donations will go to the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City.

The beloved event had initially been canceled in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. However, the local community unanimously agreed that the party would be uplifting to families during a trying time, so the tradition morphed into a party that could simultaneously lift the spirits of the local community while raising funds for those who were most affected by Sandy’s wrath.

Donation areas will be available, where participants will be able to donate cash for Sandy relief efforts. Jamestown is working with Square in hopes to accept credit and debit donations as well.

WHEN: Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, 3 p.m. – 5 p.m.

WHERE: Chelsea Market’s Main Corridor, 75 Ninth Avenue (between West 15th and West 16th streets) Events will take place towards the middle of the concourse.

DJ Salinger will provide music for the event. Renowned pumpkin carver Hugh McMahon has designed a special pumpkin for the event. Bindlestiff Family Cirkus stilt walkers and jugglers will also be on hand.

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