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ALL YEAR LONG:

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TOTE BAG TO BENEFIT RIGHTRIDES!

The awesome and very talented Garrett Morin has created a design that honors the non-profit work and selfless spirit of Craig Murphey. Craig, who passed away in 2007, was a community advocate who worked hard to contribute to the things he believed in. One of those things was the SafeWalk program which he helped set up in 2006.

Garrett’s design “Who’s Gonna Drive You Home Tonight” features a bike-riding knight in shining armor leading the way towards a time when no one has to fear walking home alone.

Garrett’s chosen RightRides as the charity to benefit from sales of this design.

Thank you Garrett and Part Of It!


benefit whistle

Please make a general donation to RightRides! For every $25, approximately 10 riders get a safe ride home. THANK YOU for your support!



2011 EVENTS:  

Wednesday, December 21

The Will Clark Show feat. P*rno
Please join us for a fun night of Bingo - 100% of all proceeds to benefit RightRides!

Pieces
8 Christopher Street, NYC
8pm to 10pm

1 train (Christopher Street) or A/B/C/D/E/F lines (West 4th).

with special performances by Drag Empress of the Universe, Gusty Winds, with music by Sarah Kendall (courtesy of Rock and Rawhide promotion) and go-go hottie Geronimo! Plus a special visit by Matt from San Francisco (with presents!). Gusty's Birthday Extravaganza!


 

Tuesday, September 27

PLEASE JOIN US!
The Friends of RightRides Social Celebrating 7 Years and 5,000 Safe Rides Home !

La Pomme
37 West 26th Street, Manhattan
6 to 9 pm

Click Here for Ticketing Information

2011 Distinguished Defenders
Ileana Jimenez and Joe Samalin
plus two outstanding RightRides Volunteers
Colleen Kavanagh
Pablo Gonzalez

OPEN BAR from 6 to 8 pm
COMPLIMENTARY HORS D’OEUVRES
VIP BALCONY AREA with food & drink service and special gifts

For every General Admission Ticket sold, RightRides can provide 5 rides home!  Since 2004, RightRides has safely ushered 5,000 riders home
with your support we can keep RightRides operational and
serve greater violence-targeted individuals.

Click Here for Ticketing Information

Silent Auction Items from:
Aimee McNally
Bluestockings
Brooklyn Tattoo
Bushwick Country Club
Catbird
Chelsea Piers
Chok Sabai Gym
The Civilians
Death + Company
Dvir Salon
Habana Outpost
Heathers
Kara Martin of vital corps
Laura Cattano
Linsday Sullivan
Museum of the City of NY
Northern Spy Food Co.
Paper Source
Sheffield Print
Symphony Space
WORD
...and many more!

2011 Host Committee Members:
Miriam Ackerman
Becky Burns
Courtney Chadwell
Andrea Davila
Maria Luisa Gambale
Grace Glenny
Nicole Haroutunian
Aquila Haynes
Stephanie Joson Co-Chair
Jaclyn Leader
Anne Lieberman
Leah Pryor-Lease
Rachel Pryor-Lease
Ildi Sebestyen Co-Chair
Lindsay Sullivan
Daniel White



Saturday, August 20th

RideOn! A pre-SlutWalk NYC fundraiser for RightRides

Stonewall Inn
53 Christopher Street
between 7th Ave and Waverly Place
New York, NY

$10 suggested donation at the door

Ride On! is our community coming together to channel the activist energy created around the Slut Walk into supporting a local organization dedicated to fighting violence.

Ride On! is an evening of performances - burlesque, spoken word, song, dance, and comedy! Stay tuned for updated lists of performers, including:

* Robin Redbreast, performing an excerpt from her one-woman show The Slut Project.
* Monica Day of The Sensual Life, performing an excerpt from Song of the Sacred Whore.
*The hilarious musical comedy of Miranda Dubner and dirty ditties by Jessica Delfino!
*The brilliant music of Project Girl Performance Collective!
*And the sultry burlesque of Iris Explosion, Lydia Ransom!

All backed with sweet tunes by our extremely attractive DJ, EYETOOTH!

Ride On! is an evening of discussion with feminist speakers on various topics surrounding the Slut Walk and how we can make our community safer! Speakers include Mariah Maccarthy, co-founder of Purple Rep Theater Company!

Ride On! is an evening of fundraising, including a raffle! Stay tuned for updates on our amazing prizes, including gift bags from Babeland and Essex Adult Emporium, lap dance classes, tickets to an steamy open mic night, a copy of a sexy new book of erotic short stories and photography by Quickies New York, a couples' massage workshop from SHAG Brooklyn, a Kiki Smith photo book, a Movie Night Gift Basket, and a pie that will exceed your wildest dreams!

Ride On! is also a Consensual Dance Party!


 

Thursday, August 11th

The Cameo
93 North 6th Street
 
Brooklyn

$10 at the door

Romantic Rock Designs will be hosting a glamorous fashion show showcasing over 25 local New York City based sexy and sassy pin up models made-up by Brooklyn’s own Hair Design Institute.  These ladies will be strutting The Cameo catwalk to your favorite rock 'n roll hits by NYC DJ Rob Hitt.

Your senses will be stirred with local live artists to rock the dance floor all night long including Black Taxi, Christina LaRocca and Reckless Son! And while you dance, there will amazing Cameo drink specials such as $6 shots of whiskey and beer keeping you hydrated till the sunrise!

Hour23 sponsor this one-night extravaganza, hosting a “Kissing Booth” featuring beautiful pin up models whose sweet and sassy lips will be collecting donations on behalf of RightRides!


 

Wednesday, April 27th

Please join us for some after-work cocktails to benefit RightRides. Special guest bartenders!!

SideBar
120 E 15th St, at Irving Place
Manhattan

6-9 PM
$10 suggested donation


We are raising money to improve the dispatch service with some crucial technical upgrades and to expand the service area to include all neighborhoods in Manhattan. Sidebar has generously agreed to donate a percentage of the bar total directly to RightRides, so in honor of this, we are making this more than just a cocktail party...we will also have some special guest bartenders to help keep the drinks flowing, including Executive Director Oraia Reid, Board Member Leah Pryor, and Volunteer/First Runner Up for Miss LEZ 2010, Ariel Speedwagon.

More bartenders to be announced later...or email info (at) rightrides.org to sign up for a shift yourself and live out your Tom Cruise-inspired Cocktail fantasies. Then, encourage your friends to come and imbibe for a cause!


2010 EVENTS:  
Wine & Beer Tasting
fundraising event to benefit RightRides

Friday, May 7th
6-9 PM

Belleville Lounge
330-332 5th Street (at 5th Ave)
Park Slope, Brooklyn

$40 advance tickets
$50 at the door.  21+.

Featuring tastings of: Borghese, Channing Daughters, Ravines Wine Cellars, Smith & Vine, Communal Brands, Brooklyn Brewery

Hors d'oeuvres courtesy of Stinky Bklyn

Auctioning VIP tours and tastings with:  Millbrook Vineyards & Winery, Martha Clara Vinyards. 


 

Benefit - performed by Toys In Babeland Staffers!

Sunday, April 18th

The Vagina Monologues, performed by a group of talented performers and sex-positive activists, to benefit RightRides!

8:00 PM
second show, 10 PM
43 Mercer Street (Broome/Grand)
New York, NY 10013

$15 in advance, $20 day of show

212.966.2120

Babeland staffers are joining the global effort to stop violence against women and girls by presenting Eve Ensler’s award-winning play, The Vagina Monologues. This event features an all-Babeland cast.

Proceeds from all ticket sales benefit Right Rides, and the V-Day 2010 Spotlight on Women of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Experience this groundbreaking play about women’s empowerment.

Contact Store for More Information


A community gathering hosted by RightRides!

In honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, RightRides for Women's Safety is hosting a FREE event to celebrate anti-violence advocacy, civic involvement, and commitment to creating safer communities!

Please join us and learn about the work we're doing to prevent sexual assault and harassment in our communities and to advocate for more progressive legislation addressing gender-based violence. Come out for some drinks and music among your fellow activists dedicated to building a stronger, safer city and society!

Tuesday, April 6
6 to 9 pm
Heathers Bar
506 East 13th Street
between Aves A & B
FREE


Build-A-Beard Ball

Thursday February 4th, 2010

Matchless
557 Manhattan Avenue
Greenpoint, Brooklyn

8 PM - late
cost: $5

Build-A-Beard is holding the 1st Beard Ball, a celebration of all beardos and those who display a commitment to the excellence of facial hair growing whether fully maintained, trimmed daily, or free flowing. All tickets sold in advance (and at the event) will be going to RightRides!

In addition, Beard Ball will feature three amazing bearded bands including:

9:00 p.m.
Transatlantic FM

10:00 p.m.
Quiet Loudly

11:00 p.m.
Julius C

Prohibition Distillery is offering a 8:00-9:00 p.m. specialty cocktail (for only $5) where all sales of the drink during that time frame will be going to RightRides.  Firefly Vodka has graciously offered $5 cocktails (until the cases donated run out!) where a percentage of drink proceeds will go to RightRides, throughout the night. Please be sure to ask about the specialty drinks upon arrival to help RightRides raise more funds!

There will also be a $1 raffle featuring items from Zipcar, Armour Beauty, Miss Lonelyhearts!

Thanks to Larry and the staff at Matchless as well as the fine folks who are organizing this event!


2009 EVENTS:  

Friday October 23rd, Saturday October 24th, Friday October 30th, Saturday October 31st

Professor von Awesome's Traveling Caravan of Cautionary Warnings

A Terrifying Evening of Theatrical Amusements That Just Might Save Your Life!

Music! Magic! Puppetry! The Truth About Urban Legends Revealed!

Parkside Lounge
317 E. Houston, NYC

7:30pm doors, 8pm curtain

Thanks to Lizz and all who supported RightRides! You helped raise $500!



Tuesday, September 22nd

Friends of RightRides Social

Thank you to everyone who helpd us celebrate FIVE YEARS of building safer communities!

Anthony Lawrence–Belfair Showroom
53 West 23rd Street, 9th Floor
New York, New York

6 – 9 pm



Saturday, August 8th

SAFETY DANCE!

benefit dance party for RightRides

10 PM – late

littlefield
622 Degraw Street
(between 3rd and 4th Avenue), Brooklyn


DJ Tikka Masala and Bad Boy Trent of That's My Jam, Bed-Stuy's mixed-queer, all-inclusive dance party, create a hot dance floor vibe. Also performing are DJ Shomi Noise on the decks and outrageously fun dance troop Daisy Spurs who call themselves gogocuntrypunkmashupelectrohouse!


 

Wednesday, July 8th

Safe Walk benefit!
@ The Silent Barn
915 Wyckoff
Brooklyn, NY
L to Halsey or M to Myrtle-Wyckoff

Featuring Lady Bright, the Rude Mechanical Orchestra, Old Hat, and the Eskalators!

There will be music, baked goods (vegan and non), beverages, informational tables, and dancing.

All funds will go towards SafeWalk operational costs. SafeWalk is a program of RightRides for Women's Safety that offers anyone a free, safe walk to any destination in northern Brooklyn on Friday nights.

$6-10 sliding scale



Thursday, May 21st

Please join us for the RightRides Springtime Cocktail Fundraiser

at the home of Laura & Tucker
139 W. 82nd #6F
New York, NY

6 pm - 9 pm

Thank you to our Supreme Supporter Donors:

Laura and Tucker, Avon Products, Inc., Bak's Bison Grass Vodka, music by Drew Rose

 



 

Friday, March 20th

RightRides benefit in observation of Women's History Month @ Touchy-Feely

with DJ's Alex, Brian & Julie

Heather's Bar

Thanks to everyone who came out and Alex, Brian & Julie and Heather's Bar for raising $200 for RightRides!


First Lady!





Thursday, February 12th

Thanks to everyone who supported RightRides, Girls for Gender Equity, and Students Active For Ending Rape for First Lady!

You helped raise over $2,000 for our groups!

Trophy Bar
351 Broadway (btwn Rodney and Keap St.) Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Thanks also to DJ Barney Iller, sponsors for Bush's Yard Sale and Jonah Levy who made a short documentary highlighting the work of the recipient organizations.

SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR:

Community Organizers
Becky Burns
Daisy Deomampo
Tara Ellison
Mary Ferry
Beth Fischgrund
Clara Flickstein
Conra Gist
Nicole Haroutunian
Leah Hendrick
Stephanie Joson
Yetta G. Kurland
Matt Levy
Lauren Lombardo
Emily May
Jackie Miller
Nora Niedzielski-Eichner
Samantha Olaya
Ami Sheth
Dani Simons
Cynthia Steele
Laura Stein
Nichelle Stephens
Lindsay Sullivan
Lacey Tauber
Kaja Tretjak
Davinia Troughton
Laura Welch
Julie Williams

Sponsors
Trophy Bar
Core Pilates
Creative Outlet Dance Theatre of Brooklyn
Liz Gwinn
Raphael Wines
Sadie Rosenthal



Trudy Miller Benefit
for RightRides
Trudy Miller Layers is having a sale and hosting a benefit event for RightRides. Please join us!

Saturday, January 10th
7pm - 11pm

394 Atlantic Ave. Brooklyn

Fashion Kits to dress up any wardrobe (Retail Value $118 - $144) will be going for just $80. Other discounts too!

Free drinks!
Fabulous Raffle Prizes! Such as: games, soaps, animation kits, chime rainbowmakers!

Half of the proceeds will benefit RightRides
!




2008 EVENTS:  

RIGHTRIDES SCAVENGER HUNT

 

July 21st - August 29th

Put up RightRides posters around town for a good cause and a chance to win prizes like a free massage, theater ticket, coffee and more.

To enter simply download the forms below, follow the instructions and submit everything with the completed "Submission Form" to erin@RightRides.org.

Instruction Form
Submission Form
Call for Participants
Example Photo

Below you will find the links to the flyers participants will be posting. Simply download and print as many as you will need, or RightRides can send them to you in the mail, just e-mail erin@RightRides.org and ask for an outreach packet. 

Rider Flyer
Rider Flyer (Spanish)
Volunteer Flyer

All photo submissions that are sent via e-mail must be in JPG format, with no less than 150 DPI.  Any print submissions should be sent via snail mail c/o Erin to 26 Court St. STE 505 Brooklyn, NY 11242.  E-mail erin@RightRides.org with any questions or to receive more information.

 


 

Get to know your borough Bike Tour!

FREE!



Sunday July 20th
4pm - 7 pm

Discover the hidden treasures and oddities of Brooklyn while helping RightRides get the word out about their free late-night rides home for women and transfolk.

Participants will be stopping along the way to put up posters and give out flyers about the RightRides program, eat some free corn from Habana Outpost, and drink some free coffee from Gimme Coffee! Co-sponsored by Bust Magazine.

Meet at the Northeast corner of McCarren Park at Bedford Ave. and Lorimer St. at 4 p.m.

 


 

Sunday, July 13th

Afternoon Clothing Swap to Benefit RightRides!

The Delancey

$5 admission
4 pm - 7:30 pm

with DJ Codex, burlesque dancing by The Lady Aye, drink specials ($3 PBR, $5 well) plus prizes!

Thank you to Mary, Toni and Brittony and everyone who helped raise $180 for RightRides!


PRIDE 2008!

Two Benefit Events for RightRides!


Saturday, June 14th

Laid Party Presents
an unofficial post-Brooklyn Pride Party
2nd Annual BENEFIT FOR RIGHTRIDES

with The Party Machine (DJ's Bianca & Inge Pop) and live performance by OMG Michelle!

Hosted by Sarah FM

$10 - proceeds to support RightRides
Doors at 11 PM, 21+

South Paw

AND

Saturday, June 28th

Laid Party Takes Manhattan Post-Dyke March THROW DOWN!

with DJ Bianca & Noa D, w/ Special Live performances
Hosted by Sarah FM
$10 - proceeds to support RightRides

Doors at 11 PM, 18+

Knitting Factory - Main Space

Thank you to Sarah FM and the Laid Party Crew! Your support helped raise $2,200 for RightRides!




Benefit for RightRides in honor of

WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH

Columbia University Women's History Month Committee is hosting a benefit for RightRides!

Sunday, March 30th
7 - 9 PM
Earl Hall - located on the west side of Columbia University's Morningside Heights campus (next to Broadway.)

$2 entrance fee for CU students
$5 entrance fee for non-CU students

Performances by
Columbia University Step Team
Sarah Dooley
The Kitchen Cabinet

Because Columbia/Barnard has asked that those attending be on a guest list, please RSVP to activities@barnard.edu


RightRides has been chosen as one of the beneficiaries for the upcoming performances of The Vagina Monologues and Eve Ensler’s new play A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant and A Prayer at The New School!

Saturday, February 9th 
A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant and A Prayer
Teresa Lang Student Center

Sunday, February 10th
A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant and A Prayer
Teresa Lang Student Center

Thursday, February 14th and
Friday, February 15th
The Vagina Monologues
Tishman Auditorium

Thank you to the New School and for all who attended - this event raised $2,000!


2007 EVENTS:  

Switch n' Play hosts a multi-genre show to benefit RightRides with Switch n' Play, Midtown Dickens and Malcolm Rollick.

Friday, October 26th

Outpost Lounge
1014 Fulton Street, Brooklyn
 

Thank you to Manny and Switch n' Play and everyone who came out to support RightRides!

$250 was raised at the event and Switch n' Play are matching these funds, for a total donation of $500!


Please join us for a special evening of celebration - RightRides third anniversary! 

Friends of RightRides ~ 2007 Social

Thursday, September 20st, 2007
120 Wooster Street, 2nd Floor
New York, New York
6 – 9 pm

With the Distinguished Defender awards honoring three RightRides Volunteers, Jackie Lee, Julia Hipp and Samantha Olaya

Thank you to all who came and helped raise $13,000 for RightRides!


 

Benefit concert for RightRides at Union Pool!
BBQ and Bands for a great cause!

Sunday, August 26th
2pm - 7pm

Union Pool
484 Union Avenue
on the corner of Union & Meeker
in Williamsburg, Brooklyn
L to Lorimer or G to Metropolitan

BoySkout
The Picture
Each Other's Mothers
Orange Park



Thanks to Tara, Kate and Liza for helping raise $550!



Super Fun Queer Dance Party, Laid, hosts a Brooklyn Pride benefit event for RightRides - thank you for raising $1,100!

Saturday, June 9th

Southpaw
with: DJs Bianca and Noa D
special thanks to Sarah Michaels!




Good Karma NYC hosted their Spring fundraiser for RightRides and raised over $9,000! Thank you Good Karma NYC!

Thursday, March 29th
NoCa






2006 EVENTS:
 


 

 


Thanks to Stephanie for organizing this benfit event and everyone who performed and came out to support RightRides, we raised $900!

December 14th, 2006 at Cake Shop
with: DJs Brian Price and Dan Selzer

High Places
These Are Powers w/Carla Rhodes
Crash Diet Crew

Thanks to our supporters for donating the following amazing items for our raffle:

Beacon's Closet
- $50 gift certificate
Insound - $30 gift certificate
Bushwick Country Club - $100 gift certificate/bar tab
Film Forum - dual one-year membership
Brooklyn Acadamy of Music - two tickets to a 2007 spring season show
The Public Theater - two tickets to 'Passing Strange'
Kristin Hersh - two tickets to upcoming NY show, plus a drawing from Ms. Hersh herself
Bluestockings - $25 store credit, one-year
membership, and tote bag
Studio Museum - one-year membership
Plexifilm - various DVDs
Sound Fix - $30 gift certificate




Alayna's Birthday Benefit


RightRides supporter Alayna hosted a happy hour birthday bash and raised $250 for RightRides, the charity of her choice! Thanks Alayna and everyone who joined us!

Friday, November 3rd

Heather's Bar
506 East 13th between Aves A + B
East Village - NYC


 

Thank you to all who joined us for a special evening of celebration - RightRides second anniversary! 

Friends of RightRides ~ 2006 Social

Thursday, September 21st, 2006
120 Wooster Street, 2nd Floor
New York, New York
6 – 9 pm

With the Distinguished Defender awards honoring:
Jerri Lynn Fields – Executive Director, V-Day
Harriet Lessel – Executive Director, NYC Alliance Against Sexual Assault
Lauren Fardig, Morgan Pulleyblank and Erin Winters RightRides Volunteers


We raised nearly $10,000! Click here for photos!
Thank you for making RightRides possible!




The First Annual New York City Festival for Gender Equality is a FREE public event for education, networking, resource sharing, community interaction, arts and recreation.

The Festival will feature arts organizations, service groups, youth organizations, schools and nonprofits from every corner of NYC to raise awareness about gender equity. Please join us!

Sunday August 27, 2006  
 10am – 4pm

Von King Park Cultural Center
corner of Tompkins Ave. and Lafayette St.
Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn



Thursday, July 27th
Benefit for RightRides and HollaBack NYC

Mixtape party @ Galapagos in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Music by: Party Machine (DJ Duo)




From July to December, 2006
- get your shop on! Shoppers at Buffalo Exchange in Williamsburg, Brooklyn can choose to take a Token instead of a plastic bag as they check out. Shoppers can then support RightRides by putting their token in the RightRides box near the door. For each token received, Buffalo Exchange will donate five cents to RightRides!

Buffalo Exchange's Tokens for Bags program has generated $218,000 in donations to hundreds of nonprofit groups since 1994. Learn more



utvs
Main Drag Music

Brooklyn Take Action! is a FREE, all-ages block party dedicated to raising awareness to end violence against women and girls, part of V Day's Until the Violence Stops campaign.

Featuring performances by God-Des&She, Pink Noise, Nakatomi Plaza, A Place to Bury Strangers, the Good Good, BJ from Parts + Labor, and shlshkd - and DJ Tikka Masala spins between bands. PLUS youth theater troupes, radical cheerleaders, Guerilla Girls on Tour and more.

Co-hosted with Find Your Light and made possible by Main Drag Music, and D. Rocheleau
- special thanks to all the vendors who donated so generously to the raffle!


Cardboard Records

 

Benefit Concert @ Tonic - Hosted by Cardboard Records with Parts & Labor, Big Bear, Aa, Pterodactyl.

Thank you for raising $1300!

 



2005 EVENTS:
Plan B

 

DJ Benefit Party @ Plan B hosted by Alyana Tagariello - Thanks to Alyana & her friends for bringing in $700


Toke & Cat


DJ Benefit Party @ Sutra hosted by Kari Syrdahl & Kate Watts - featuring Toke & Cat netting $1000







restaurant benefit poster

 

Restaurant Night Benefit - Hosted by: Spike Hill, Soma, Fornino, Teddy's Bar & Grill, Inoteca & Essex, raised $600



Anna - Knife Skills


Benefit Concert @ Galapagos - Hosted by Camile Acey of Remarkable Booking, featuring Knife Skills, thank you for raising $350



Cake Shop
Benefit Concert @ Cake Shop - Hosted Liz Amoroso, featuring Oceanographer, thank you for raising $330






 

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