The 4th-Annual Rush HeARTS Education Luncheon will raise funds for Rush’s Education programs for New York City’s inner city youth.

Hosted by Tamara Tunie, the event on March 11 at the Plaza Hotel will honor Cyndi Lauper, Charles Best, Craig Newmark, and Guy Vickers.

Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation programs (Rush Galleries in the Schools, and Rush Toddlers, Rush Kids and Rush Teens) are designed to inspire students, provide positive alternatives to high-risk behaviors, and support increased academic performance, by filling the void of arts education programs in public schools and through afterschool and weekend sessions. Rush is proud of its success to date and looks toward a future in which its programs grow to encompass more children and artists, and continue to enhance access to arts institutions and arts experiences.

Founded in 1995 by brothers Russell, Danny and Joseph “Rev. Run” Simmons, Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation, a 501c3 organization, is dedicated to providing inner-city youth with significant exposure and access to the arts, and to offering exhibition opportunities for emerging and underrepresented artists. Over the past 20 years, Rush has developed a broad base of friends, collaborators and supporters dedicated to supporting its mission. In addition to the 3,000 students served annually in its education programs, each year Rush exhibits the work of over 100 emerging and community-based artists in its galleries, and welcomes over 10,000 gallery visitors to its spaces in Chelsea, Manhattan (Rush Arts Gallery) and Clinton Hill, Brooklyn (Corridor Gallery).

For more info on the event, click here.

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