Coat of Arms [ @coatofarmsnyc ] x Cormega [ @realcormega ] x 40oz NYC [ @40oz_VAN ] coat drive event!

An unlikely group (including a retailer/creative agency team, an adult-content website owner, an East Village event maven and a Brooklyn-born Emcee) have come together to host a coat drive and concert benefiting HousingWorks.org, a not-for-profit group dedicated to helping people affected by the linked-crises of HIV/AIDS and homelessness.

Although it formally begins on February 16th, the biggest day of the coat drive will be the final day, on February 23rd. On Wednesday, February 23rd, from 7pm-10pm, the community can donate warm outerwear at Coat of Arms (43 Clinton St, New York, NY 10002), where they’ll get free tickets to the after party, as well as free CDs, event-related t-shirts and other swag. The in-store event will feature an art auction of Brian Kavanagh’s urban photography, food from East Village purveyor Lil Frankie’s, as well as music by the legendary Beatminerz.

The after party (hosted by the lusciously tatted-up LES personality Alexandra Estevez) will feature a performance by Cormega, backed by his live band The Revelations. We’re looking forward to a diverse crowd from skateboarders and models, to Hip-Hoppers and downtown tastemakers. When a group as diverse as ours comes together for a greater cause, you can only expect the turnout to be just as diverse as its organizers.

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