57th Street Foundation Announces Its Inaugural Gala

Westlake Village, CA United States – 57th Street Foundation announces the organization’s Inaugural Fundraising Gala to be held on Saturday, April 25, 2020 at the spectacular InterContinental in Century City at Beverly Hills, California.

This black-tie evening begins with cocktails, a unique auction collection, four course dinner and culminates with exciting entertainment at this prestigious Century City venue overlooking Beverly Hills. Craig Geraghty, Sam Woolf, Erik Rivera, Justin Fabus and Special Guests will be performing at the Gala.  We will keep you updated on the talent line up as they are confirmed. 

The annual Gala is an opportunity for the community, supporters and friends with an interest to give back in the areas of education, healthcare, financial health and economic development. The Gala will present a highly coveted selection of items at a silent auction, cocktails, and a dinner, all to the benefit of individuals in need. 57th Street Foundation demonstrates the power of collaboration and support to help engage people from underserved communities.

“As a group, we are committed to help individuals in need with tools and opportunities to help them improve their conditions and realize their fullest potential,” said Aquiles Larrea and Sylvia Barron, Co-Founders and Co-Presidents of the organization.

About the Talent:

Craig Geraghty:  Born and raised in Woodside, Queens, Craig Geraghty got his start in the entertainment field doing stand-up comedy throughout New York City. After performing from Caroline’s to Carnegie Hall he started performing improv comedy and worked in several groups entertaining audiences throughout the Northeast.

Craig has made several television appearances, including The Blacklist: The Redemption, Boardwalk Empire, Law & Order, Watch What Happens Live, True Jackson V.P., and Cartoon Network’s Team Toon. Unseen, Craig had a guest-starring role opposite in Tracy Morgan in his unseen pilot, “Death Pact.” Craig wrapped the web series called the “The Real Calypso” for Lorne Michaels’ Above Average digital network where he played the lead character, Jerry Calypso.

2017 has seen Craig have a recurring role in the Netflix/Marvel original series Iron Fist and he is currently developing an animated series based on growing up in Queens in the 1980. 

Sam Woolf: Sam gained national recognition as a Top 5 finalist on American Idol Season 13. Independent Grammy-winning producer Danny Blume produced and recorded an EP “Pretend” containing Sam’s pop/ rock originals for release. It debuted at #9 on the Billboard Heat seekers Chart.

Sam co-headlined at Lakewood Ranch Winterfest with the Doobie Brothers, War, and Jefferson Starship.   In Massachusetts he has played at Fenway Park, Hatch Memorial Shell, Fairmont Copley Plaza Boston, among others. Sam has been releasing tracks with the Como Brothers, produced with the help of Grammy nominee Kenta Yonesaka at the famed Germano Studios in New York. Sam is set to release more new music soon. He’s releasing more songs with The Comos from their upcoming EP, Backbeat In The Morning soon.

Erik Rivera: Just back from his appearance at the prestigious Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal, where he was hand selected to perform for Kevin Hart’s Laugh OutLoud Network, Erik Rivera keeps making his mark on the stand-up comedy scene.

Since his Late Night debut on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, a recognition that has been a springboard to many comedy greats, Rivera has become a familiar face on television. He was then chosen as one of the Top 100 comedians to be invited to perform in the re-launch of NBC’s Last Comic Standing.

In 2015 Erik got to cross off another comedy milestone when he recorded his debut 1 Hour Comedy Special, “I’m No Expert” which is available on iTunes & Amazon. Last year Rivera was cast to star alongside Brandon T Jackson and DeRay Davis in Oxygen’s docu-series “Living With Funny” – a look at life off stage for the touring comedians. Recently he co-starred in CBS’s most talked about episode of Superior Donuts, where they tackled the current state of immigration in the United States!

2019 is starting off with a bang as Erik will be featured in HBO/HBO Latino’s “Entre Nos” standup comedy showcase, highlighting the nation’s funniest Latino comedians!

Justin Fabus:  Traditionally, country music speaks to and for the people. Justin Fabus tells a story worthy of this time-honored and timeless tradition. In his music, the singer and songwriter exudes a raw relatability between the resounding twang of acoustic guitar and robust rhythms. Endorsed by everyone from Taste of Country to The Boot and handpicked by Donnie Wahlberg to open New Kids (NKOTB) on the Block’s Mixtape Tour in his native Pittsburgh, the troubadour transforms trials and tribulations into country anthems.

He also continues to make major strides through simply doing what he does. 2016’s self-titled Justin Fabus soared to the Top 3 of iTunes Top Country Albums chart as he performed with everyone from Garry Allan and Randy Houser to Craig Campbell. In addition to sold out headline gigs, the 2017 CMA Music Festival showcased him as an “Emerging Artist.” However, he reached new heights with Remedy in 2018. Boasting collaborations with Joey Henry [Frank Sinatra, John Denver, Garth Brooks] and The Voice star Tony Lucca, it crashed the Billboard New Country Albums Chart in the Top 50. Not to mention, he landed features from Paste, AXS, All Access, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, and many others.

In January 2019, he got a little encouragement from a legend. Tweeting about how “there needed to be a country version of New Kids on the Block’s ‘2 in the Morning’,” Donnie replied with his blessing. So, Justin recorded his take on the tune from 2008’s chart-topping, The Block. The cover caught fire online and Donnie personally invited Justin to perform it at PPG Paints Arena in front of 20,000 screaming fans when New Kids On The Block’s Mixtape Tour rolled through Pittsburgh in 2019.

For information, tables and tickets, go to: www.57thStreet.org

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Company Name: 57th Street Foundation
Contact Person: Sylvia Barron / Aquiles Larrea
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Phone: 833-578-4787
Address:57th Street Foundation, 2625 Townsgate Road, Suite 330
City: Westlake Village
State: CA 91631
Country: United States
Website: www.57thStreet.org