Harlem Helps: A Benefit for The East Harlem Collapse



In light of the tragic East Harlem explosion at 116th St. / Park Ave on the morning of March 12, 2014, we at Red Rooster Harlem are responding with assistance for our neighbors. To that end, on the evening of April 2, we are hosting a fundraiser to aid these families and individuals in their hour of need.

Hosted by Marcus Samuelsson, Aaron Sanchez, and Amanda Freitag, the evening will feature a cocktail party at Ginny's Super Club with live entertainment to celebrate the Harlem community. Ticket proceeds will go directly to the survivors of the collapse via American Red Cross in Greater NY: East Harlem Collapse Relief to aid the families with daily necessities and resources for recovery.

There will be fantastic food from Barbuto and several Harlem restaurants, cocktails from 67 Orange, and a live auction for amazing experience-focused packages featuring prizes such as VIP tickets to Amateur Night at the Apollo, a stay in a suite at the Smyth Tribeca, and tickets to opening night of "The Maids," featuring Cate Blanchett.

The menu from Red Rooster includes:

Passed Hors D'oeuvres

  • Oysters on the Half Shell with a Bloody Mary Mignonette
  • Deviled Eggs with Caviar
  • Caramelized Onion-Goat Cheese Tart
  • Crab Cake with Old Bay Aioli
  • Shrimp Po Boy Sliders
  • Country Ham Biscuit and Onion Jam
  • BB Roo Chicken Sliders

Hors D'oeuvres Stations

  • Helga's Meatballs
  • Mac & Greens
  • Gravlax
  • Caesar Salad
  • Sweet Potato and Collard Greens Salad
  • Ceviche
  • Fish Tacos with Housemade Tortillas, Shredded Cabbage, and Lime Crema
  • Jerk Chicken with Jicama and Pineapple
  • Skirt Steak with Pico de Rooster and Avocado
  • Mustard and Black Pepper-Roasted NY Strip with Horseradish Cream and Brown Butter Mustard
  • Dirty Rice


  • Red Rooster Donuts
  • Pineapple Bread Pudding
  • Sugar Hill Chocolate Cake
  • Fruit Salad with Mint Syrup and Aleppo

Tickets to the VIP Hour can be purchased here for $350

Tickets to General Admission can be purchased here for $175

*The American Cross is used with its permission, which in no way constitutes an endorsement, express or implied, of any product, service, company, individual or political position

For more information about the American Red Cross in Greater New York, please call 1-877-REDCROSS or visit us online at www.redcross.org