Hob’Art Jamaica Orphanage Fundraiser
Hob’Art and “One Love” Fundraising Event for Jamaica Orphanage
On June 19th, the Hob’Art gallery in Hoboken will be transformed into a zen retreat in support of a local volunteer group which calls themselves “One Love.”
The partnership will raise funds for Mustard Seed Communities, a nonprofit organization that cares for orphaned and abandoned children.
Yoga, Art & Wine tasting for Jamaica Orphanage on June 19th
Hob’art is teaming up with One Love to host a yoga, art and wine-tasting fundraiser on Wednesday June 19th at the Hob’Art gallery space at located at the Monroe Center (720 Monroe Street.)
The event – called “Come To Your Senses” – will feature a brief artists’ talk, followed by a 1-hour vinyasa yoga session led by talented yoga-instructor Toni Porrello. Following the yoga session, Porrello – who is also a wine sommelier – will present wine and chocolate pairings in a 1-hour tasting.
The idea to combine the yoga and wine events and host them at the gallery space was the brain-child of photographer Andrea Milo, a member and former VP of Hob’Art, who is also a co-leader of the One Love team and a long-time volunteer with Mustard Seed Communities.
Milo had been looking for a way to combine her interest in Hob’Art and the artists’ community in Hoboken with her fundraising efforts for Mustard Seed, and when she met Toni Porrelli, the idea for this event came to life. Porrelli hosts yoga/wine events around the region, and Andrea had attended one and loved the experience of bringing awareness and focus to the various senses through a calming yoga practice followed by a wine-tasting, both under Porrelli’s expert guidance.
With this event, Milo is taking the experience one step further by providing attendees the transformative and soul-expanding experience of viewing artwork at the peaceful Hob’Art gallery in addition to the yoga and wine portions of the evening. She hopes this will be the first of many such events at the gallery.
The suggested donation for the event is $30 per person, 100% of which will go to support Mustard Seed Communities and the Hob’Art gallery (which is a cooperative and also a nonprofit organization). Space is limited so advance purchase is suggested. All the wines sampled will also be available for purchase.
The event runs from 7pm to 9pm, and is located on the 2nd Floor of the Monroe Center in Suite E208.