Housing Works presents Bride on a Buck

Special one-stop shop evening and chance to buy new bridal gowns by Vera Wang, Marchesa, Gucci and more for thrift shop prices

Housing Works doesn’t let the recession keep bridal dreams from coming true. Housing Works Thrift Shops present Bride on a Buck—an exclusive shopping event recession-conscious brides can delve into veils first. Brides will get:

First dibs at drastically reduced NEW designer dresses in sizes 4-8 (retail at $3000-$9000, will be sold at 75% off) from bridal couturiers such as:

Vera Wang, Giovanni Ravello Bridal Couture, Monique Lhullier, Marchesa

Vintage wedding dresses and formal dresses also available! Don’t need a dress? Brand new shoes from Yoriko Powell (also priced at 75% off retail!) and vintage veils and accessories also will be up for sale.

* Complimentary hors d’oeuvres by Housing Works’ own catering company, The Works
* Free raffle of floral arrangements donated by Tantawan Bloom
* Gift bags filled with goodies (for the first 50 brides)
* Free makeup application

Can’t make it on Wednesday evening? The Gramercy Shop will continue the bridal sale on Thursday, June 11th, 2009.

Event details:
WHAT: Housing Works Gramercy Thrift Shop Bride on a Buck
WHEN: Late night shopping and party, June 10th from 7 to 9pm; sale continues June 11th from 11am to 7pm (Cost: FREE)
WHERE: 157 East 23rd St. between 3rd and Lexington Aves.

All profits from Housing Works Thrift Shops go to Housing Works’ lifesaving services for homeless and low-income New Yorkers living with HIV and AIDS. Those services include housing, medical care, meals, job training and drug treatment programs. Like Housing Works’ other locations, the Soho store will provide jobs for participants in Housing Works job training program for people living with HIV and AIDS.

ABOUT HOUSING WORKS: Housing Works is the largest community-based AIDS service organization in the United States, as well as the nation’s largest minority-controlled AIDS service organization. Since 1990, we have provided lifesaving services to more than 20,000 homeless and low-income New Yorkers living with HIV and AIDS. For more information visit www.housingworks.org

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Housing Works presents Green Weddings

Housing Works Bookstore presents

Green Weddings

Monday, April 13 at 7PM

Admission is free, donated books are welcome and encouraged

Join us for a discussion the ins and outs of planning an eco-friendly wedding.  An evening all about Green Weddings with advice from some of the leaders in eco-friendly food, fashion, jewelry and more, hosted by Mireya Navarro, author of Green Wedding: Planning Your Eco-Friendly Celebration. Other on hand experts include green wedding planner Danielle Venokur, green dress designer (and Project Runway winner) Leanne Marshall, sustainable chef Mary Cleaver, jewelers Page Neal and Anna Barrio and members of the Etsy street team.. Come have a glass of organic wine, try on a handmade ring, talk to the panelist and more!

www.housingworks.org/events/detail/green-weddings

Mireyo Navarro is the author of Green Wedding and is an environmental writer for The New York Times. www.mireyanavarro.com

Leanne Marshall is the founder of Leanimal and the winner of Project Runway season 5. She uses eco-friendly fabrics in many of her designs. www.leanimal.com

Danielle Venokur is the owner of dvGreen, an environmentally friendly party/event planning business in New York City. www.dvgreen.com

Mary Cleaver is a chef at The Green Table with the Cleaver Company, a restaurant and catering company that uses organic products. www.cleaverco.com

Page Neal and Anna Barrio are the designers behind Bario-Neal jewelry. They promote fair-trade systems for ethical jewelry, and environmentally safe practices. www.bario-neal.com

Three great Etsy vendors will be showing their wares, including Wabisabi Brooklyn bringing upcycled cufflinks for the green groom, Fubabee displaying handmade and eco conscious invites and LuCrafts bringing recycled and soy candles. www.etsy.com

HOW TO FIND US:
Housing Works Bookstore Café

126 Crosby Street (one block east of Broadway between Houston and Prince)

Subway: W, R to Prince; B, D, F, V to Broadway/Lafayette; 6 to Bleecker

General Information: (212) 334-3324

www.housingworksbookstore.org

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