Safe Horizon Red Carpet

Last week I attended the Safe Horizon red carpet charity shopping event put on by Urban Sanctuary and Faconnable in New York City. Gossip Girl star, Kelly Rutherford, was the official host for the evening. VIP attendees (including Stephanie Pratt from The Hills and many models and NFL players) were asked to bring an unwrapped toy to donate to the charity before entering the event. After the event, a fleet of Smart Cars delivered the toys to locations throughout the city. A portion of the sales during this three-day shopping event were donated to Safe Horizon to support their efforts.

Safe Horizon is the nation’s leading victim assistance organization and it helps more than 250,000 that are affected by crime and abuse each year. Whether they are responding to child abuse, domestic violence, or other violent crimes, they help victims and their families heal and rebuild their lives.

Get involved with Safe Horizon:
Donate money, time, and help get the word out.
Time is one of the most valuable donations you can make to help victims of violence. Every year, groups of coworkers, neighbors, students and friends volunteer with Safe Horizon. Tasks range from coordinating holiday toy drives for the children we serve to assembling the welcome kits to give to mothers who arrive at our shelters after fleeing homes plagued by violence.

Super Mario 3DS NYC Event and Giveaway

Yesterday New York City held a special tribute event to honor one of its own veterans in the ever-raging battle against despot Koopa, the man only know as Mario. The celebrated guest had a simple beginning as a humble Brooklyn plumber and part-time building superintendant who quickly and found himself engorged in an unexplained one man war against otherworldly threats. Twenty five years later, he is still going strong and now finds the retelling of his story coming to the third dimension!

Celebrating the launch of Super Mario 3D for the Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo erected a very clever replica of The Mushroom Kingdom right on Military Island located in the center of Times Square. Kids were encouraged to enter the world past a massive scaled 3DS gaming system where they were allowed to climb over goombas, duck down into pipes as well as jump up to touch the floating coins and hit suspended the boxes. The course also featured those famous bullets that have faces and pipe-dwelling killer plants. Yes, my childhood has come to life.

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Aside from this very cool visual experience, there was also a tent set up for passerby’s to engage in a demo of the game and system. The attendants working the booth were all dressed in hilarious white suits complete with past on moustache, clip on raccoon tails and matching ear headbands. There were also a number of people dressed up as the various Mario characters but I am not too confident on whether they were there on their own or as a part of the festivities.

Check out my photos of the event below and also please feel free to enter our giveaway for one of these hilarious stick-on Mario moustaches by filling out the form below.

You must be a resident of the US.
You may only enter once.
You must enter via the form below before the date of 11/21/11 at 11:59pm PST.

Star Wars The Empire Strikes Back on 44.5 foot video board

Thanks to Spike TV and MTV, if you go to Times Square in New York City you’ll be able to watch Star Wars The Empire Strikes Back on a 44.5 foot video board! Continue reading “Star Wars The Empire Strikes Back on 44.5 foot video board”