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STAT! Music and Arts Events Celebrate and Benefit NYC Public Hospitals

A Week-long Citywide Series of Multicultural Music and Arts Events to Celebrate and Benefit HHC Healthcare Facilities, Dec. 5 - 12
Salsa Superstar India, The Temptations, Rev. Hezekiah Walker, Valerie Boyd, and Charanga Soleil Among Featured Performers
Affordable Ticket Prices Available for Events in Every Borough

Nov 22, 2010

The New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC) today announced the line up of multicultural performances for a week-long music and arts celebration, STAT! For New York City’s Public Hospitals! Presented by the HHC Foundation of New York City from December 5 – 12, the STAT! events will feature local and internationally-acclaimed Latin music, gospel, jazz, and hip-hop artists, a week-long art exhibit and an event for children and families. There will be an event in each borough and affordable ticket prices. Tickets are now on sale at www.stathhc.org or by phone at 646-458-2815.
STAT! For New York City’s Public Hospitals! was conceived by longtime philanthropic supporters of HHC and by the HHC Foundation, which works to provide funds and equipment to our hospitals when existing programs need help. The STAT! series of events will benefit New York City’s public healthcare facilities and raise awareness about what the facilities are and what they do for New York. Proceeds will be used to acquire medical equipment and technology for HHC facilities.

STAT! For New York City’s Public Hospitals!
December 5 – 12, 2010

The Pulse of Salsa – A Sizzling Night of Latin Groove

Featuring Grammy Award-nominated India, “Princess of Salsa” and salsa sensation Frankie Negron. Hosted by DJ legend Paco.

Thursday, December 9, 7:30 p.m.
Lehman College Performing Arts Center, The Bronx
Ticket prices start at $25

World Beat – A Global Music Extravaganza

Haitian Kompa sensation Alan Cave headlines an evening of world music with an international line-up including award-winning jazz artist Anat Cohen, Hip-Hop dance troop Full Circle Soul with the choreographic stylings of Kwikstep and Rokafella, and all-star dance band Charanga Soleil.

Friday, December 10, 7:30 p.m.
Brooklyn College Performing Arts Center, Brooklyn
Ticket prices start at $25

Music of the Heart – An Evening of Seasonal Music, Song, & Spirit

Gospel, popular, and jazz music ring in the holidays with a heavenly line-up of eclectic stars, hosted by WBLS FM’s Dr. Bob Lee. The night includes a rare performance by The Temptations Review featuring Dennis Edwards, Grammy-winning Gospel superstar Rev. Hezekiah Walker, internationally-acclaimed clarinetist Don Byron, New York singer/songwriter/rocker Garland Jeffreys, gospel songbird Valerie Boyd, plus Harlem’s Mama Foundation Gospel Choir.

Saturday, December 11, 7:30 p.m.
Mother A.M.E. Zion Church, Manhattan
Ticket prices start at $30

Kids for Kids – A Celebration of Young Genius

An exciting and fun-filled holiday-themed variety show featuring the Kids of Broadway, Impact Repertory Theater, and more. Music, theater, dance and fun surprises for the whole family.

Sunday, December 12 – 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Frank Sinatra School of the Arts, Queens
Ticket prices start at $15 for children, $20 for adults

Art and Healing – Healthy for the Holidays

A week-long art show featuring works from HHC’s world-class art collection that kicks off on Sunday, December 5, with an afternoon of festivities including a holiday tree-lighting, local artisan market, an appearance by Staten Island’s own Repeat Offenders, Mommy and Me Yoga, and other special surprises.

Sunday, December 5 – 1:30 p.m.
Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Gardens, Staten Island

STAT! For New York City’s Public Hospitals!

is in part possible thanks to the support of the following media sponsors: El Diario, Telemundo, Mega 97.9 FM, 93.1 Amor, Haiti Progres, Radio Soleil, Carib News, Queens Courier, WBLS, Bronx Times, Harlem News, and Bronxnet TV. Visit www.stathhc.org for more information and to purchase tickets.

Contact : Ian Michaels (HHC) (212) 788-3339

About HHC

The New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC) is a $6.7 billion integrated healthcare delivery system with its own 420,000 member health plan, MetroPlusHealth, and is the largest municipal healthcare organization in the country. HHC serves 1.4 million New Yorkers every year and more than 475,000 are uninsured. HHC provides medical, mental health and substance abuse services through its 11 acute care hospitals, five skilled nursing facilities, six large diagnostic and treatment centers and more than 70 community based clinics. HHC Health and Home Care also provides in-home services for New Yorkers. HHC was the 2008 recipient of the National Quality Forum and The Joint Commission’s John M. Eisenberg Award for Innovation in Patient Safety and Quality. For more information, visit www.nychhc.org/hhc or find us on facebook.com/NYCHealthSystem or twitter.com/NYCHealthSystem.