Girls Club grand gala
The Lower Eastside Girls Club, which is moving to a new home, 56 E. First St., will hold its Sixth Annual Willow Awards and Benefit with emcee Patricia Field, Mon., Nov. 17, at Capitale, at Bowery and Grand Sts. The annual gala will mark the public kickoff of the Girls Clubs $10 million capital campaign to build a clubhouse on Avenue D. This years Inspiration Award will go to Rebecca Hoffberger, director and founder of the American Visionary Arts Museum. The girls Boyfriend of the Year 2003 is Mayor Michael Bloomberg in gratitude for helping the Girls Club secure land to build on. Confirmed award presenters include a couple of boys, Billy Crudup (Almost Famous) and Daniel Sunjata (Take Me Out). The Host Committee, still in formation, includes: Rosario Dawson, Paz de la Huerta, Drea de Matteo, Patricia Field, Marcia Gay Harden, Whoopi Goldberg, Scott Harrison, Jeffrey Jah, Brantly Martin, Patrick McMullan, Charlotte Ronson, Mark Ronson, Rashida Jones, Amy Sacco, Susan Sarandon and special hostess Chloe Sevigny. Individual tickets are $150, $250 or $500 each. Table prices are $1,500, $2,500 and $5,000 each (tables seat 10). A portion of each ticket is tax-deductible. For tickets and information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call Adriana at 212-982-1618.