Kai Wright, REVOLT TV VP of Communications, artist Bridget Kelly, Grammy-nominated artist Luke James and Shirley Lewis, Boys & Girls Club of Harlem Chair take a moment to pose with the kids they’re impacting.
(NEW YORK) June 24, 2014 -Over 500 VIPs in business, philanthropy, and entertainment gathered at the Studio Museum in Harlem to celebrate the red carpet launch of REVOLT TV‘s community initiative, “HELLO Harlem” – a summer series to benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Harlem (BGCH). Businesses represented included Yahoo!, Ernest & Young, American Express, Universal Music, Sony Music, PepsiCo, Foot Locker, GlobalHue, Tribal Worldwide the Mayor’s office and the NFL.
Special guests included Bevy Smith (Bravo’s “Fashion Queens”), Hisham Tawfiq (NBC’s “The Blacklist”), Kid Capri (celebrity DJ), Bridget Kelly (artist), Kwame Jackson (NBC’s “The Apprentice”), Delisha Milton Jones (New York Liberty), Ursula Stephen (celeb hairstylist), Esnavi (artist),Mica Hughes (Bravo’s “Blood, Sweat & Heels”), Stromae (Belgian artist), Sanford Biggers (artist), Elizabeth Colomba (artist),Marc John Jeffries (“Losing Isaiah” & “Notorious”) and more.
Sponsored by AQUAhydrate, The Harlem Brewing Company, Sean John and Ciroc, and supported by Harlem Park to Park, the HELLO Harlem launch featured remarks by Kai Wright, REVOLT TV VP of Communications, and Shirley Lewis, BGCH Chair, along with a special presentation by the children of the BGCH. The evening also featured a performance by Grammy-nominated artist Luke James, who sang Michael Jackson’s “The Way You Make Me Feel” as well as his hits “Make Love To Me” and the Grammy-nominated single, “I Want You.”
The HELLO Harlem summer series will continue July 14 – September 8, 2014. The events are invitation-only and you must become a donor to attend.
Industry socialite & host of Bravo’s “Fashion Queens,” Bevy Smith (left);
Kimberly & Alaska Gedeon of Bravo’s “Newlyweds (right)
REVOLT’s Lawrence Jackson interviews Grammy-nominated artist Luke James
Ursula Stephen, celebrity hairstylist (left); artist Bridget Kelly’s turn to get interviewed (right)
Kai Wright, VP of Communications reinforces importance of youth exposure to the arts & music programming
Kids of the BGCH do a special presentation (left), right before Luke James wows the crowd with his performance (right)
Luke James gives an intimate, yet powerful performance medley
with Studio Museum backdrop
S/O to two of the evening’s sponsors – AQUAHydrate (left) & Harlem Brewing Co. (right)
Happy, smiling BGCH supporters all around
Kai Wright with Kwame Jackson of ‘The Apprentice,’
Anahi Angelone, owner of participating Corner Social NYC,
& Greg Smiley, BGCH board member
A truly eclectic gathering of friends & supporters
HELLO Harlem, night 1 of 10 was a success; we can hardly wait for the next one.
See you there!
The HELLO Harlem summer series will take place from June 23 – September 8, 2014. The events are invitation-only and the only way to get access is by being a donor.
Join us throughout the summer at one or all of the
upcoming HELLO Harlem summer series events:
Staying true to their musical roots, REVOLT will feature emerging artists and bands at each of the events. For consideration to perform, NY-based musicians should post samples of their music in social media with the hashtag
Use the hashtag #helloharlemnyc to experience the impact. Twitter: @helloharlemnyc
For more information on HELLO Harlem and REVOLT TV, contact Kai Wright VP/Communications email@example.com | @kaiwright
Follow REVOLT TV in social media for continued artist interviews,
music news, and programming updates.
ABOUT HELLO HARLEM
HELLO Harlem is a community campaign specifically designed to redefine the fundraising landscape by infusing charity and entertainment to raise interest, awareness and support for the Boys & Girls Club of Harlem (BGCH). Defined as an effort to Help Expand Life’s Limitless Opportunities, the campaign draws upon influential relationships with the who’s who of NYC philanthropists, entrepreneurs and civic leaders who support the BGCH mission and provide education, social and leadership opportunities for the children and youth of Harlem.
ABOUT THE BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OF HARLEM
The mission of the Boys & Girls Club of Harlem is to provide access and opportunities for youth to reach their full potential as responsible members of the community.
ABOUT REVOLT TV & MEDIA
REVOLT is the new #1 name in music. Focused on expertly curating the best of the best in music and engaging youth in social conversation, the multi-genre, the multi-platform network offers breaking music news, videos, artist interviews, exclusive performances, and original programming. Attracting over 50 million young adults through television, digital properties, social and mobile, REVOLT is accessible 24/7 – anytime, anywhere, any screen. Launched in broadcast in October 2013, REVOLT is available on Time Warner Cable, Comcast and Century Link in over 40 of the top 50 U.S. markets including New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Miami, Boston, Atlanta, and DC.