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2020 Social Summer

The Bowery Mission's 2020 Summer Social

Join The Bowery Mission Associate Board in the fight against homelessness in New York City

This year, the Associate Board will be holding a series of classes and networking events in addition to the main fundraising event — all virtual of course! Take a look at the exciting calendar of events below and join one or all. Once registered, you’ll receive a link for the event 24 hours prior to the start time.



A Social Summer: Classes & Networking Events

$20 suggested donation per person per class

Untitled Movement: DANCE workout
August 5, 2020
7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Join personal trainer and founder of Untitled Movement, Jessica Rabanzo-Flores, for a one-hour barefoot circuit-style workout rooted in foundational dance technique, combined with functional movement, high intensity exercises and low impact floor work. All fitness levels are welcome and no prior dance experience necessary.

Wine Night: Learning How to Taste Red Wines
August 13, 2020
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Tired of the same old virtual happy hours? Want to learn a skill while having fun? Join Jee-Ho Kang, a WSET 3 Certified wine lover, and learn about the WSET systematic approach to tasting wine, common red grape varietals and what to expect. A suggested wine list will be emailed to all registrants (2 bottles approx $15-20 each).

Wine Night: Learning How to Taste White Wines
August 18, 2020
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Ready for a refreshing glass of a summer favorite, Sauvignon Blanc? Jee-Ho Kang, a WSET 3 Certified wine lover, will lead you through a fun and informative class to learn about the WSET approach to tasting wine and a description of common white grape varietals. A suggested wine list will be emailed to all registrants (2 bottles of Sauvignon Blanc approx $15-30 each).

Poker Night!
August 20, 2020
6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Join us for a friendly virtual poker tournament with all donation proceeds ($20 suggested) going to support The Bowery Mission's goal to be the most effective provider of compassionate care and life transformation for people experiencing homelessness, hunger and other crises in the New York metro area.



Register for a class or event



A summer of impact culminating in the

Social Summer Fundraising Event

On July 29, over 100 guests gathered virtually and raised over $43,000 to continue the fight against homelessness in NYC. These funds provide compassionate care to each guest who walks through The Bowery Mission’s Red Doors. Thank you to everyone who helped make the 2020 Social Summer fundraising event a tremendous success!

Memorable Moments

Associate Board members explain why they serve


"I'm specifically involved with the Associate Board as a way to contribute not only my time but also my thoughts and relationships especially when so much of our country and world is retreating into their homes. The Bowery Mission seeks to assist those that don't have that ability and don't have that refuge"

Trent, Associate Board member


David shares about his life being transformed


"At a time that I had little hope and little faith The Bowery Mission loved me back to health. And that foundation has helped me to feel good about myself no matter the circumstances."

David, Bowery Mission client



Supported By

Brookfield Properties


The Bowery Mission Associate Board

Associate Board

Wait...what is The Bowery Mission Associate Board?

The Bowery Mission Associate Board is a group of emerging leaders who dedicate their time, talents, networks and resources to raise awareness and support for The Bowery Mission as it seeks to be the best provider of compassionate care and life transformation in New York City. Each Associate Board member is a committed supporter and thoughtful advocate for The Bowery Mission.

So...what does the Associate Board do?

Members have the unique opportunity to serve as advocates for The Bowery Mission's important work, while advancing personal, professional and leadership goals. The Associate Board meets regularly, volunteers often and hosts events, all to help The Bowery Mission provide more and better services to people experiencing homelessness.

Why do members get involved?

Most members share a similar story of why they first got involved: a call to be part of the solution to the homelessness crisis — something we witness daily on our commute and in our neighborhoods. Want to be part of the solution, too?


Connect with the Associate Board

In Support of Compassionate Care Programs

Funds raised throughout the Social Summer will provide compassionate care for each guest who comes to The Bowery Mission's Red Doors — meals, safe shelter, clean clothing and dignifying showers, which are needed now more than ever for our most vulnerable neighbors.


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