The sense of urgency for the help needed in Haiti is very self-evident. Time is of the essence. I think the general consensus among the compassionate, is that you need to do something, or you need to do more. Our intentions are true, but we may never really "get around to it" for one reason or another.

Go the extra mile.  It's never crowded.  ~Author Unknown

If you think you are too small to be effective, you have never been in bed with a mosquito.  ~Betty Reese

If you are in the New York City area, consider these 4 nights of artistic expression as an option to fulfill your goodwill.

from CityWinery.com Press Release:
City Winery announced a series of Emergency Benefit Concerts to raise $100,000 in four nights to help the victims of Haiti’s catastrophic earthquake. City Winery CEO and founder Michael Dorf reached out to a broad swathe of musicians and artists and asked them to donate their time and talents to the relief efforts for the devastated nation. The response has been resoundingly positive, with many artists confirming immediately. Many more will be announced in the lead up to each show.


Schedule as of 01/18 (subject to change): 

Wed     01/20 9pm - $75  - Patti Smith, The Swell Season, John Wesley Harding, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Yo La Tengo, Young People’s Choir of New York City, Joshua Bell and Special Guests http://www.citywinery.com/events/59375

Thu      01/21 9pm - $50  - Lewis Black, Willie Nile, Vernon Reid & Corey Glover of Living Colour, Rich Pagano & The Sugarcane Cups, Marshall Crenshaw http://www.citywinery.com/events/59376

Sun      01/24 8pm - $50  - Rosanne Cash, Madeleine Peyroux, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Tambou Combo, BETTY http://www.citywinery.com/events/59377

Mon    01/25 8pm - $20  - 20 Indie artists: Vienna Teng, Amber Rubarth, Ari Hest, Alex Berger, Nate Campany and many more. See Site for details.http://www.citywinery.com/events/59378

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