Time: September 10, 2010 from 7pm to 11pm
Location: New York
Street: Departs from 2430 23rd Street & FDR - Travels on the East River to the Statue of Liberty!
City/Town: New York City!
Website or Map: http://www.nychocolateparty.c…
Event Type: fundraiser, dance
Created By: Vanessa Barg
Latest Activity: Sep 1, 2010
Gnosis Chocolate is hosting a fundraiser gala with 100% of profits from the event to be donated to the organic agricultural efforts of Big Tree Farms and The Fruit Tree Planting Foundation. The event will take place aboard The Lucille on a boat temporarily coined “The Chocolate Boat,” on Friday, September 10th.
The Chocolate Boat departs at 8pm and will cruise down the East River, following the evening’s last rays of sunlight to the west around the tip of Manhattan to the Statue of Liberty before returning to dock at 11pm. Grand amounts of raw chocolate, gourmet health food, and beverages will provide sustenance to the evening’s philanthropists as they dance to the mesmerizing rhythms of an East African Percussion Band and Didgeridoo. On the lower deck, various local eco companies will provide organic skincare treatments, massages, and other healthful and lavish products and services. On the upper deck’s dance floor, guests will dance the night away with New York wrapped around them – the city skyline coming to life as lights illuminate. Through this event, Gnosis hopes to raise awareness of a shift in the market place towards organic, high integrity, conscious companies and the joy that is associated with being a player in that shift.
Space is Limited! Pre-sale of tickets is available online through 12am on September 10th at $45. If space permits, tickets will be sold on the dock for $65. Tickets include meal, drink, and unlimited raw chocolate. The Chocolate Boat boards from 7-8pm
To RSVP, sponsor, or collaborate, visit http://www.nychocolateparty.com, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (877) 4GNOSIS / (877.446.6747)
About Gnosis Chocolate
Gnosis Chocolate is the producer of Handmade Raw, Organic, Vegan, Kosher chocolate free of refined sugar, gluten, and soy. They are dedicated to reaching beyond the product with their pillars of environmental sustainability, social responsibility, and community outreach. The vision of Gnosis’ founder - Certified Holistic Health Counselor Vanessa Barg - is to grow this high integrity company and affect change for the wellbeing of our society and the health of our Earth. Her message is carried on the wings of this brand – which has expanded to include body care, jams, truffles, and other such luxuriously healthy, un-sinfully delicious items.
About The Fruit Tree Planting Foundation
The Fruit Tree Planting Foundation (FTPF) is an award-winning nonprofit committed to planting fruitful trees to relieve world hunger, combat global warming, empower communities, and improve the surrounding air, soil, and water. They work both internationally in impoverished countries and within the US in low-income school districts, nursing homes, rehabilitation centers, and with the Native American reservations. FTPF has been featured in USA Today, Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, and on The Today Show for its endeavors. Its bold mission: to plant 18 billion fruit trees.
About Big Tree Farms
Big Tree Farms produces the highest integrity organic cacao and artisanal products with respect for the Earth and its inhabitants. Their vision is to create a model for successful small-scale agriculture in humid climates. They operate sustainable business for organic farming practices in Indonesia and are fundraising to build Southeast Asia’s largest bamboo structure as their new factory. Big Tree Farms is able to offer the power of choice for a better future; a future in which the artisan cultural heritage of Bali's farmers can continue to be celebrated while at the same time offering a viable standard of living.