New York: The Indigo Girls are playing a benefit show next Saturday night (May 9th) in New York City at Webster Hall. They will be performing a full 70 minute set of acoustic music in support of the Survivor Mitzvah Project. You can buy tickets online here.
The Survivor Mitzvah Project is an amazing organization: they do direct work with elderly Holocaust survivors in eastern Europe, providing both emergency aid (food, shelter, medicine) and an opportunity to share their stories and revisit the towns (peaceful and war-torn) of their childhood. As they say in their mission statement: “They are the last generation of Holocaust Survivors and we are the last generation who can help.” And in this case, you get to help by going to an Indigo Girls show. So that seems like a no-brainer!
The event, by the way, is at Webster Hall, one of the my favorite venues in NYC (up there in the mid-sized venue category alongside Town Hall, City Winery, Society for Ethical Culture). It’s been around since the early 1900s, was a pre-prohibition site for labor rallies and masquerade balls, became a speakeasy, and then a recording studio, and the reopened as an event space.
Clear your Saturday night and buy a ticket; it’ll be worth it!