On February 27th, award-winning violinist Emanuele De Biase will present works from his new project, “Bach to the People,” at the Church of the Ascension in New York. The concert will feature three sonatas from Bach’s Sonatas and Partitas for solo violin—a cornerstone “Bach to the People,” which aims to make Bach’s music more widely available.
After coming to know the AFC last year, Emanuele pledged to support the organization’s exceptional work in the year ahead. To that end, all proceeds from the concert will benefit the Ali Forney Center.
The event will be generously sponsored by Christophe Landon, who will provide Emanuele De Biase with a special instrument for the occasion.
The Ali Forney Center is the largest organization helping LGBTQ homeless youth in the United States. By managing and developing transitional housing, AFC helps approximately 1,400 young people every year, most between the ages of 16 and 24.
Named after Ali Forney, a gender-nonconforming youth who was murdered in New York in 1997, the Ali Forney Center is located in 15 buildings across Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens. In 2017, the Center provided 124 beds a night for homeless LGBT youth. In addition, AFC runs a drop-in center offering a range of services, including help applying for housing, case management, and access to free health care.
WHEN: FEBRUARY 27, 2017 AT 7:30 PM
WHERE: CHURCH OF THE ASCENSION, 5TH AVE & W 10TH ST, NEW YORK, NY 10011
Though general admission tickets are available through Eventbrite for $30 per person, additional donations to help the AFC raise the funds necessary to continue serving New York’s LGBT homeless youth are encouraged.
Here are some of the things the Ali Forney Center can achieve with your donation:
$50 helps to cover the cost of outreach supplies for one week including snack bars, personal hygiene supplies and safe sex supplies.
$100 helps to provide toiletries (tooth paste, soap, deodorant, shampoo) and socks, underwear and undershirts for 20 homeless young people.
$250 helps to cover 1 full week of meals for 10 homeless young people offering three nutritious meals a day including breakfast, lunch and dinner.
$500 helps to cover 1 full week of outreach, which places a team of staff on the streets handing out blankets, food and helping to connect youths to AFC’s drop in center.
$1,000 you’ll help keep 1 homeless youth off of the streets for one month.