Myself and the S.L.E. Lupus Foundation's Young Leaders took Lupus Research to the Power of 10 in recognition of World Lupus Awareness Day May 10. A Flash Mob of volunteer dancers brought attention to lupus among hundreds of visitors to Union Square Park in Manhattan. Here's the video!!
Entries in nyc (14)
I'm officially over the snow. Last week was awesome. I performed at Ingrid B's 12th Anniversary Show at the Bohemia Room & ran the 2014 Miami Half Marathon, but came back to NYC just in time for a snow storm. Great. But at least I got away for a while. On my way back up north, on Feb 3rd, I made a stop in DC to speak at the National Institute of Health's announcement of their collaboration with several major pharmaceutical companies to create targeted therapies for several diseases. Read about the experience at www.shanellegabriel.com/blog! Shout out to the United Methodist Church of Yellowstone as I prepare to speak at their Youth Conference in Montana next weekend. YAY! And now... THE UPDATES!
I'll be performing in the series "The Diaspora - Diaspora: Celebrating Black History Month" showcasing the
featured work of contemporary African-American, Afro-Caribbean & African poets. It will be at the world-famous Nuyorican Poets Cafe (236 E 3rd Street bet Aves B & C, Lower East Side, NYC) This show features myself, Samantha Thornhill, Charan P, Mikumari Caiyhe, and the Mighty Third Rail.
Sign up for the Open Mic!
Admission $7 at the door, $5 with Student ID. You can get them online at www.nuyorican.org.
PERFORMING IN THE DMV AREA (New date) ON FEB 18TH @ 9PM
So we're gonna try this again! The snow cancelled the show last time, so this is it! No snow in sight! I'll be performing in this dope show called "Body of Work" on February 18th @ 9pm. It's basically a one-woman, one host, one DJ show that I'm headlining in at Busboys and Poets in Hyattsville, MD. (5331 Baltimore Ave, 20781). Tickets are $7 (that's like nothing) and you can get them online on the day of the show at www.busboysandpoets.com.
I hope you can make it! Share with a friend!
FUNDRAISING FOR LUPUS AS I RUN THE 2014 NYC HALF MARATHON
As much as I HATE running in hilly-ole Central Park, I hate being achy, having chest & joint pain, fatigue, headaches, rashes, abnormal blood work, and having to see dozens of doctors on a regular basis even more. So I'm running to raise money for the SLE Lupus Foundation which helps provide patient support and funding for research for those living with Lupus.
I'm asking for donations of $10, $20, $50, whatever you can to this cause. If 50 of my friends donated just $10, I'd be almost to my goal!!!
$10 is one mixed drink in a bar in NYC. Can you donate a drink to Lupus? :)
Here is the link: http://www.crowdrise.com/LupusNYCHalf2014/fundraiser/shanellegabriel#
Scholarich is partnering with The Source Magazine to host a great Valentine's Day themed charity event, February 13th, at Santos Party House (Upstairs). I'm performing!!!
This event serve as fundraising for the community endeavors of Scholarich Foundation that implement programs that engage and support the urban youth in their academics. So lets spread love and get great people out to celebrate!
Tickets can be purchased for $20 at www.vdayeve.eventbrite.com.
For those of you that missed it, here are some video and photos from my April 19th Concert at the illustrious Highline Ballroom to benefit the SLE Lupus Foundation!! NYC!
Thanks Ebby from Ebby Agu Fotography for the great images!