Alex House Project Celebration - November 1, 2018

On Thursday, November 1st, The Alex House Project will celebrate its fifth year of changing lives in the borough of Brooklyn. Come & celebrate with us and support our mission to increase habits of long-term, self-sufficiency, and independence for expecting and parenting young women and men that are then passed down to their children. The Alex House Project can boast that 85% of the young women & men referred have completed parenting classes. Moreover, 57% of the ladies and 94% of the gentlemen have remained active, becoming peer counselors and/or receiving further support. For every ten thousand dollars invested by The Alex House Project, there is a return of $36,000 in social value to participants, families, & the public at large.


Thu, November 1, 2018

7:00 PM – 11:00 PM EDT

Add to Calendar



899 Bergen Street

Brooklyn, NY 11238

View Map

Bushwick Starr Theater Gala - December 3rd!


Monday - December 3 - 2018


Faro BK - 436 Jefferson Street - Brooklyn

With entertainment by Starr artists past, present, and future

Festive attire - add some glitz to celebrate the Starr turning 10!

The event will be held at Bushwick's Michelin award-winning restaurant, Faro, beginning at 6:30pm with specialty drinks at the bar followed by a seasonal multi-course dinner prepared by Faro's owner and chef, Kevin Adey.  Gala tickets start at $250, which includes dinner and drinks, special performances, and a silent auction.


The Bushwick Starr Board of Directors

Matthew Cowherd, Gita Deo, Jeff Griffin, Robin Griffiths, Matthew Harrison, David Herskovits, Oliver Kramer, Tamar Lusztig, Sheldon McLeod, Keanu Reeves, David Ringer, Rachel Viola

10th Anniversary Committee

Jon Bernthal, Eliza Bent & Dave Malloy, Patrick Catullo, Jane Comfort, Brenda Davis, Jody Falco & Jeffrey Steinman, Alice Griffiths, Phillip Howze, Libby & Jaime King, Liz Logan & Evan Ryan, Alia McKee & Tim Walker, Nana Mensah, Lila Neugebauer, Meghan Pressman, Suzie Bolotin & John Rothman, Risa Shoup & Di Glazer, Ikechukwu Ufomadu, Shawn & Ashley Woolf


Starr Gala ticket

$250 ($180 tax-deductible)

One seat at our Annual Gala dinner.

Silver Starr Gala ticket 

$350 ($280 tax-deductible)

Show us some extra love!

Your support will be recognized on the website.

Gold Starr Gala ticket

$500 ($430 tax-deductible)

Sponsor a Starr Season Artist to attend.

Your support will be recognized on the website, and we will toast you in our Welcome speech.

Shooting Starr Gala ticket

$750 ($680 tax-deductible)

Sponsor two Starr Season Artists to attend.

Your support will be recognized on the website, and we will toast you in our Welcome speech.

You can also pick your seatmate! Choose a Starr artist or staffer to sit with you.


Not able to join us? Please consider making a tax-deductible donation in honor of our 10th Anniversary today. Your gift can sponsor an artist to attend and supports the Starr's work year-round. You can give online or mail a check to:

The Bushwick Starr, 2017 Starr Street #2-2, Brooklyn NY 11237

Questions? Please contact Development Director Lauren Miller at

RISE - Fundraiser - October 25, 6:30-8:30PM




Celebrate the power of parents in child welfare reform with Rise!

Thursday, Oct. 25, 6:30-8:30pm 

New York Public Library, McGraw Rotunda

Dinah Ortiz-Adames, 
Bronx Defenders Parent Advocate Supervisor
Jeanette Vega, Rise Training Director
Keyna Franklin, Melissa Landrau, Sara Werner, Robbyne Wiley, Rise Parent Leaders 

Rise's benefit raises 1/5 of our annual budget. Please join us for cocktails or donate to support parent leadership in child welfare reform. 

Parent Advocate - $750: 2 tickets + $250 donation to Rise
Parent Supporter - $400: 1 ticket + $150 donation to Rise
Individual Ticket - $250
Host Committee: 5 tickets for $1,000

Event Sponsorships
Click through for sponsorship details

Innovation Driver: $10,000 
Change Maker: $7,500
Information Provider: $5,000
Peer Supporter: $2,500
Story Teller: $1,500

We appreciate contributions of any size!

Journal Ads 
Full Page - $1,000
Half Page - $500
Quarter Page - $250

Journal ads are a great way to show your support! Ads must be received by Friday, Oct. 5

Ad Specs: Journal will be 5.5” x 8.5”
Send text + logo only for layout, or entire ad (color or B&W):
Full page: 5.25"W x 8.25"H
Half page: 5.25"W x 4"H
Quarter page 5.25"W x 2"H

Please make checks payable to the Fund for the City of New York (Rise is a partner project) and send to: Dina Runcie / Rise, Fund for the City of New York




--To provide the support needed most for our caregivers, Heights and Hills runs several support groups:

1) Caregiver Support Group @ NYP/Methodist Hospital

This group meets twice a month on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month from 3:00 pm-4:30 pm at Wesley House 501 6 St Room 6A
Upcoming dates:
Wednesday 8/8 and Wednesday 8/22

Click for PDF of flyer

2) Long Distance Caregiving Support Group - New

This group meets monthly on the third Monday of the month from 6:00-7:30 at Park Slope Center for Successful Aging 463A 7 St
Upcoming dates:
Monday 8/20, Monday 9/17

Click for PDF of flyer


3) Telephonic Support Group
Caregiver support in the comfort of your own home!

This group meets Thursdays 7:00-8:30 pm for 6 weeks
Next group of sessions begin 8/23

Contact Megan Nelson at 718-596-8789 or e-mail to register and for call-in information

Click for PDF of flyer




Celebrate With Us on June 4th at our 2018 Spring Benefit

Please join us in Celebration  & Support of Successful Aging
and the Individuals Who Help Make that Possible
June 4, 2018 – 6:30-8:30pm – Brooklyn Historical Society

Patricia Kavanagh, MD
Neurologist & Co-Founder, Foray Design
Designing beautiful tools for older adults with physical disabilities

Mary Ellen Critchlow Award
The Schwartz-Barnett-Greenfield Family
(Rita, Laura, Mark, & Jack Allen)

Three Generations of Community Volunteers

Benefit Co-Chairs: Lizanne Fontaine, Dona Metcalf Laughlin, Patty Vigorita

RSVP Online
Access our secure RSVP Form here – for Sponsorships, Tickets, Journal Ads, and/or Donations.

RSVP By Mail
Please download our Printed RSVP Form here. Fill out the form, and mail check and form to:

2018 Spring Benefit RSVP
Heights and Hills, Inc.
57 Willoughby Street, 4th Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11201

RSVP By Phone & For More Information
Please call our Director of Development at 718-596-8789 x327.

To Request We Create a Journal Ad for You
Email logo and ad text to

Heights and Hills, Inc. (Federal ID #23-7237927) is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization and your gift is tax deductible to the fullest extent allowable by law. All but $50 of each ticket used is tax-deductible.

This website is protected by 256-bit SSL security.

Gowanus Canal Conservancy GALA!


Gowanus Spring Gala


Join Gowanus Canal Conservancy for the Gowanus Spring Gala

April 19, 2018 at 7pm

Industry City
220 36th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11232

21+ Only

The Gowanus Spring Gala will feature live music, sweeping views, and tastes of local food. Beers will be provided by nine of Brooklyn’s best local breweries. This year, we’re excited to be at Industry City, a historically industrial space located on the Gowanus Bay.

As Gowanus Canal Conservancy's annual fundraiser, the Gowanus Spring Gala supports our mission to facilitate the development of a resilient, vibrant, open space network centered on the Gowanus Canal through activating and empowering community stewardship of the Gowanus Watershed.