Oh, what a night! On Thursday, February 24th, 2011 in the heart of Chelsea, The Rubin Museum was host to the Harboring Hearts Housing Foundation’s Gala – A Winter Cocktail; in which they raised money to supply homes to heart transplant patients and their families during their time of need in New York City. Their motto is bringing hope to hearts everywhere, which they have done.  Their pilot program is currently aiming to accommodate 60 families a year in a four bedroom facility which will include medical aid and care.

William Sullivan, CEO& President of the Ronald McDonald Harboring Hearts Housing Advisory Board Member has been quoted saying, “Harboring Hearts Housing is a necessary organization. Having a temporary home close to the hospital during the patient’s treatment will substantially help families during these trying times.”


This evening’s event was truly a spectacle – from walking into the beautifully architected space, fun music, and fabulously dressed and looking crowd of people.  A performance by the NY Pops was presented as guests arrived. Sarah Charness of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra played the most amazing electric violin that resembled a 1980’s rock guitar in hot pink! She was so entertaining and fantastic, even though she only played two songs! I didn’t want it to end!  DJ Harley Viera Newton spun a great array of dance music from Motown to Ceilo Green!

Guests socialized and danced till their feet fell off. Once mine started around midnight I grabbed my coat from the coat check and headed home. I really wish I was able to stay and dance longer; it was such a great event. Best of luck to Harboring Hearts Housing!

Live, Laugh, Love,

Dara Senders