This year marks the Third Annual Rooftop BBQ Fundraiser to benefit I’m From Driftwood, a charity dedicated to continuously creating an archive of first-person LGBTQ stories. The BBQ will be set at the Casa De Costa Gallery on Saturday, July 13, 2013. The summertime event will feature delicious BBQ by Chef Andy Baraghani, raffle prizes and a silent auction to raise funds for the charity. Each ticket includes an open bar with alcohol generously provided by El Dorado Rum, Brooklyn Brewery, and Tito’s Handmade Vodka. The host committee invites you to support the charity, those who have told their stories, and those who have yet to do so.
I’m From Driftwood, founded by Nathan Manske, is a not-for-profit organization that celebrates difference and promotes a world where these differences can be shared, accepted and understood. I’m From Driftwood collects the stories of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people, in various forms of media from videos to photos to text. These stories, from all over the world, are shared via their website and their blog, which have been established as welcoming, judgment-free and safe environments and platforms. According to their website, its mission is to “help LGBTQ people learn more about their community, straight people learn more about their neighbors and everyone learn more about themselves” through storytelling while creating allies and supporters. I’m From Driftwood is about getting to know each other, building bonds of understanding, acceptance, and belonging.
WHEN: Saturday, July 13, 2013 from 4 – 8 p.m.
Casa de Costa Gallery Space
11 Stone Street, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10004
General Admission: $75 and at door
Silver Ticket: $100, gift bag included
VIP Ticket: $250, gift bag and acknowledgment at event included
Please click here to purchase tickets.