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June 2011 Solstice Rooftop benefit

GRAZE THE ROOF!

Despite threatening skies, a GREAT time was had at this swank soirée to benefit the work of Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary!

Guests enjoyed inventive veggie cuisine from Verité Catering, luscious libations, fire-spinning by Derek Goodwin, belly dancing by Mariyah, drumming and percussion by Raquy and the Caveman, live DJ Brian Shapiro and more!

Many many thanks to all who helped make this fun event possible–like our fabulous Host Committee…

Tracy Bonham – Friendly neighborhood rock star extraordinaire

Chloé Jo Davis – Founder and force behind Girlie Girl Army, Model, Writer

Jason Fine – Editor-at-Large, Rolling Stone Magazine, and Editor, Men’s Journal

Cat Greenleaf – Popular NBC-NY lifestyle correspondent and Host of “Talk Stoop

Joshua Katcher – Mastermind behind influential websites The Discerning Brute and Pinnacle

Dawn Ladd – WFAS Board member and owner, Aurora Lampworks

Nellie McKay – Singer, Songwriter, Actress, Animal Activist — Super Star lady!

Elizabeth Olsen – Gifted and Ethical Designer of OlsenHaus Shoes

Our talented and entertaining entertainment….

Dan Piraro – Award-winning, nationally syndicated cartoonist and WFAS board member who showed yet another talent – singing!

Mariyah – An acclaimed professional bellydance artist, performer and instructor based in New York City known for her elegant, distinctive and soulful interpretations of Oriental dance. Read more.

Raquy and the Caveman – Middle-Eastern drumming sensation Raquy and the Cavemen are a duo of virtuoso drummers / multi-instrumentalists who bring traditional Middle Eastern music and modern drumming to a pinnacle.

Music by DJ Brian Shapiro

and Derek Goodwin showed us some moves with his fire-spinning talents!

And! Most importantly!!!! We thank our wonderful volunteers who truly made it all possible

Tireless Board members Eva Orlowski & Dawn Ladd

Talented Catering by Vertite CateringCassie Karopkin & Daphne Cheng

And our incredible volunteers:

Nancy Andreassi

Stevie Jones

Gali Neufeld

Lisa Sposato

Brett Wyker

Regina Gonzalez

Eliza Williams

Micah Grobman

Sarah Campbell

Michael Bronner

Claire Petri

Annie Wong

Jim Porcaro

Nancy Pearson

Nemo Hoffman