More than 60 people attended the Institute’s 2012 Holidays musicale benefit at Alma Mathews House in Greenwich Village, helping raise more than $12,000 for the Institute’s work with children and families in underserved New York communities.
Singer-percussionist Alessandra Belloni performed traditional southern Italian spiritual and folk music with guitarist Wilson Montuori and violinist Joe Deninzon. Food was generously provided by Fratelli la Bufala on Broadway at West 76th St.
Neanda Salvaterra donned a Santa hood to conduct a hilarious auction of items including the original artwork for the Institute’s first illustrated annual report by Françoise Simmons, aged 7 years, dinner for two offered by Marcus Samuelsson’s Red Rooster restaurant in Harlem, and a copy of Marcus’s memoir “Yes, Chef.”
If you too would like to help support the Institute with a tax-deductible gift of $100 or more, you are eligible to receive a Baggu tote.
The benefit paid tribute to the Institute’s faculty, administrators, trainees, board, volunteers and supporters who help the Institute offer free or low-fee therapeutic services to children and families in underserved New York City communities, provided mainly by the therapists in our psychoanalytic-training program.
In 2013, the Institute will begin offering educational programs for parents and educators.
Donate $100 or more and ask to receive a signature HFI Baggu® Tote. To donate online with a debit or credit card, go to our Support HFI page. You can also mail a check to the Harlem Family Institute, 2 Riverside Drive, #5D New York, NY 10023.