East Yoga, a studio located on East 13th Street, was destroyed in an electrical fire on November 4. However, owners are hoping to reopen and a benefit will be held tonight, Sunday, November 18 from 6 p.m.-closing time at Pouring Ribbons. Pouring Ribbons, a new cocktail lounge, located at 225 Avenue B, has donated the space (on the second floor) for the occasion and at least 10 percent of all food and drink sales will be donated to East Yoga’s rebuilding efforts. There will also be a silent auction featuring everything from homemade scarves to Adirondack getaways.
At this time, there are still plenty of ways to get involved, like donate a product or service to the auction or offer legal and or real estate assistance at reduced rates for the reopening effort. To help, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Organizers are hopping to meet a $10,000 goal by December 9 to cover expenses related to the fire.
In the meantime, classes are being held at various temporary locations, including Alphabet City Sanctuary. Check East Yoga’s website for the latest updates.
To donate, visit East Yoga partner Lucky Ant. Free classes are being offered as a reward for donations.