WORCESTER Official Wishlist Foundation Pre-Parties Oct 15-16

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edited October 2013 in The Porch
Pre-Party Event Info:
Dates: Tuesday, 10/15/13 and Wednesday, 10/16/13
Time: 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Location: THE CITIZEN (NicheXchange), 120 Commercial St, Worcester MA
Venue Website: http://www.1nichexchange.com/index.php
Map: http://goo.gl/maps/fXJ1Z

NicheXchange has a wine/cheese/chocolate bar in the front (The Citizen), a prohibition-themed bar in the back (Still & Stir) that used to be the city jail... the iron bars of the holding cells are still in place! They have a large courtyard patio (can be open-air, if the weather is nice!) with a stage where we'll prob be set up, a full restaurant upstairs (The People's Kitchen), and the bar next door is a hookah lounge (Michael's Cigar Bar) that shares the courtyard. They are located across the street from the DCU Center, right behind the building. They also offer valet parking, and there is an ATM near the entrance.

* There is NO cover. The pre-parties are all-ages events that are open to the public.
* We need auction and raffle item donations, as well as event volunteers. (scroll down for more info)

Facebook Event Pages:
https://www.facebook.com/events/576927602358766/
https://www.facebook.com/events/631625570194793/

Organizers:
funnygirl (Lani)
Izzymoon (Barbara)
Given To DragonFly (Colleen)

Volunteers:
mfuggi (Matt)
richieheaps (Rich) night 1
(Kristine H) night 2

Entertainment:
Both nights... video-DJ MATT FUGGI will playing PJ tunes accompanied by their vids!
Night 2... guitarist/vocalist BILLY LETENDRE will also perform a live acoustic PJ-cover set!

***Donation payments: We will be accepting credit cards (MasterCard, VISA, American Express, & Discover), personal checks, AND cash.***

Fundraiser Auction Items:
NIGHT 1
Squier Fender guitar autographed by Eddie Vedder, authenticity paperwork included
Limited-edition piece by "Crash" from Crashious Roadside Room
16x20 framed Eddie Vedder photo, taken at Wrigley by Shayne from Shutterhound Photography
NIGHT 2
XL official Boston Bruins jersey signed by entire 2012-13 team, authenticity paperwork included
2 Pearl Jam tickets for Hartford on 10/25, section 114 row S

Fundraiser Raffle Items:
NIGHT 1
PJ20 movie promo poster, 24" x 24" on foam core board
$50 gift card to "GYOstuff" hydroponics shop
$50 gift certificate to "Old Sturbridge Village"
2 tickets to "The Hall at Patriot Place"
Wrigley setlist t-shirt, size XL
EV-inspired gray peace-sign tee, size M
"Pearl Jam Twenty" DVD (unopened)
Pearl Jam Lightning Bolt CD
2011 Eddie Vedder tour program
assorted magazines featuring Pearl Jam
assorted Pearl Jam stickers
framed photo of Pearl Jam
Mongrel CD and t-shirt
brand new guitar pick punch
NIGHT 2
Pearl Jam poster from Sydney, 11/22/2009
Pearl Jam poster from Grand Rapids, 10/3/2004
Eddie Vedder poster from April Fools tour, 2008
2 VIP tickets to "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon"
$50 gift card to "GYOstuff" hydroponics shop
gift certificate to "Clarks" for free pair of shoes
EV spring jacket, size XXL
Jeff Ament's Army t-shirt, size XXL
2013 Wrigley t-shirt, size XL
2012 Made in America t-shirt, size 2XL
Ramones t-shirt, size XL
2004 Vote For Change fitted Pearl Jam hat
green Pearl Jam sasquatch hat
framed photo of Pearl Jam
Mongrel CD and t-shirt

Raffle Ticket Donations:
3 tickets for $5
8 tickets for $10

Gifts for Cash Donations:
Fundraiser t-shirts designed exclusively for Worcester & Hartford parties
PJ-inspired jewelry by PearlGirlStudio
PJ-inspired keychains by PearlGirlStudio
Jeff Ament's Army stickers/swag
Giving For Gossard stickers/swag
Wishlist Foundation swag:
·t-shirts
·wristbands
·stadium cups
·stickers
·keychains
·mousepads
·art prints
·ticket albums
·other stuff

Beneficiary:
Team Hardcore, of FIRST DESCENTS... http://tfd.firstdescents.org/site/TR?te ... 40&pg=team

This is an amazing cause, in honor of Worcester native, Kristen Schraven Mawn. First Descents (FD) offers young adult cancer fighters and survivors a free outdoor adventure experience designed to empower them to climb, paddle, and surf beyond their diagnoses, defy their cancers, reclaim their lives, and connect with others doing the same. Kristen participated in one such adventure with FD in June of 2012, when she was considered “cancer free”, after vigorously battling breast cancer with rounds of chemo, surgery, and radiation. In the Outer Banks of NC she learned much more than just how to surf... she chose the nickname “Hardcore” there, and returned feeling renewed and looking forward to the future. Tragically, two months later she discovered that the cancer cells had metastasized to her lungs, and though she fought it bravely until the end of her treatment, Kristen passed away on March 16th, 2013. "Team Hardcore" was developed to sponsor FD camps in Kristen's honor, specifically the 2013 surf camp in Santa Barbara (where Kristen had planned to go next), and also a NEW camp in North Conway, NH (hopefully to be established in 2014). The team's mission is to have an impact on the lives of other young adults with cancer by helping them realize the FD motto, to be “Out Living It.”

TO DONATE
If you have official t-shirts, posters, stickers or any other cool Pearl Jam or side project merchandise memorabilia, music/pop culture related items, gift cards, original art or anything else you would like to donate to a preparty fundraiser, please send an email to worcester@wishlistfoundation.org. So we can promote your item in advance and provide you with a tax receipt, please include the following info in your email...

Full name:
Address:
Email address:
Phone:
Donated item(s):
City/fundraiser (which night) for donation:
Are you shipping beforehand or bringing it day of?

* No bootlegs or items that violate any trademark or copyrights, please.

TO VOLUNTEER
We are always in need of volunteers to help run the fundraisers – no experience necessary! It’s a great way to directly meet new Pearl Jam fans and help out worthy organizations. If you’re interested in becoming a volunteer, please send an email to worcester@wishlistfoundation.org and include your full name, email address, phone and what fundraisers you are interested in volunteering at. All volunteers are required to read and sign off on our Guide to Organizing.

RSVP Both Nights:
Blind3
brett15lightyears
funnygirl
Given To DragonFly (+1)
It_Wasnt_My_Surface
Izzymoon
JimmyV (+1 Tue, +3 Wed)
mfuggi
richieheaps (+1 Wed)
Tiz10
Unh1995

RSVP Night 1 Only:

RSVP Night 2 Only:
3legged dog
jeffmack22sd

Questions?
Email: worcester@wishlistfoundation.org
Website: http://wishlistfoundation.org/
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  • igotid88igotid88 Posts: 8,406
    Bump
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  • I have a couple of tees and Poster for the WOO 2
    In my lifetime, I have conquered the Multiverse by force of trUth.
  • 3legged dog" said:
    I have a couple of tees and Poster for the WOO 2
    Yes! As soon as Lani gets them from you and catalogues their details, I'll add them to this page. Thanks so much for your generosity, Eric! :clap:
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  • Bump Bump Bump! Bump it up!



  • Ladies and gentlemen, we have a venue!! Original post updated :)

    THE CITIZEN WINE BAR
    http://www.1nichexchange.com/index.php

    Now let's get some RSVP's... who's coming to the parties?!
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  • funnygirlfunnygirl Posts: 529
    Hello All!

    Spread the word! Worcester preparties are going to be "the bomb"....Join us!
  • Wish I could be there for night 2, but I work in Hingham until 5:00..... Can't really see myself getting there in time.


    Will bump for a good cause though..... Good luck!

  • brett15lightyearsbrett15lightyears Elkton, MDPosts: 64
    will definitely be there both nights love it see you all there !
    In Pearl Jam we TRUST!
  • JimmyVJimmyV BostonPosts: 7,051
    I'm in both nights. Plus 1 on 10/15, plus 3 on 10/16.
    ___________________________________________

    "...I changed by not changing at all..."
  • PoncierPoncier Posts: 6,387
    Merkin Baller" said:
    Wish I could be there for night 2, but I work in Hingham until 5:00.....
    Sous chef at Wahlbergers?
    This weekend we rock Portland
  • Bump
    In my lifetime, I have conquered the Multiverse by force of trUth.
  • Poncier" said:
    [quote="Merkin Baller"]Wish I could be there for night 2, but I work in Hingham until 5:00.....
    Sous chef at Wahlbergers?[/quote]

    Oh dear God, that is one restaurant I have been dying to go to. This is coming from someone who owns "Good Vibrations" on vinyl and named his iPhone "Marky Mark." I know he has nothing to do with it but the name, but that BBQ Burger looks delicious.



  • PoncierPoncier Posts: 6,387
    It_Wasnt_My_Surface" said:
    [quote="Poncier"][quote="Merkin Baller"]Wish I could be there for night 2, but I work in Hingham until 5:00.....
    Sous chef at Wahlbergers?[/quote]

    Oh dear God, that is one restaurant I have been dying to go to. This is coming from someone who owns "Good Vibrations" on vinyl and named his iPhone "Marky Mark." I know he has nothing to do with it but the name, but that BBQ Burger looks delicious.[/quote]
    His brother Paul has 2 restaurants there (Hingham Shipyard), also has Alma Nove(named after their mother Alma and the fact she has 9 kids), I've been to the plaza numerous times but yet to eat at either place. We go to the movies there sometimes, the theater is right next to the restaurants, and Mark has had premiers of his last 2 movies there and shown up, we keep seeing it on the news after the fact and my wife says. "why didn't we go?" Well maybe cause we didn't know till after it happened.

    I'm also interested to try Wahlburger's. Considering I live a couple towns away I have no good excuse for why I haven't yet.
    This weekend we rock Portland
  • Bump!

    We are looking for donations for our raffles/auctions! :D
  • Hello all! Spread the word about our parties! The venue is very cool and has some great history behind it! They have a fabulous enclosed courtyard...the building used be the home of the city Jail! There is a second bar area that actually has the Jail bars in it! We plan on having a great time with our friends! The Citizen is directly across the street from the DCU!

    We are currently accumulating some really great donations that will be part of our raffles/auctions...once we get these donations documented we will post them for you!

    If you have something that you would like to donate please send us a message. Donations are tax-deductible and we provide the necessary forms to you!

    Thanks for your support! See you at the shows! :D
  • funnygirl" said:
    Bump!

    We are looking for donations for our raffles/auctions! :D
  • volunteer/donation..... email sent :D
  • richieheaps" said:
    volunteer/donation..... email sent :D
    Thank you SO much, Rich!! I'll add all your info to our lists, and we'll be in touch soon! :thumbup:
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  • Bump- for our Parties!

    Looking for donations and cool peeps to hang with us and help out during the parties!
    email worcester@wishlistfoundation.org

    Thanks! :D
  • igotid88igotid88 Posts: 8,406
    Bump
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  • Calling all Pearl Jam fan artists! The Wishlist Foundation is sponsoring a contest for fans to create the graphic that will be used to help promote their 2013 Fall Tour Preparty Fundraisers... find all the info you need here:

    http://wishlistfoundation.org/2013/09/f ... t-contest/
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  • brett15lightyearsbrett15lightyears Elkton, MDPosts: 64
    I have items I would like to donate for this great cause I am going to Buffalo both Worcester shows both Brooklyn and Hartford. I don't know which shows need items more than others? That is why I am writing to the wonderful and beautiful ladies that are in charge of the pre parties feel free to contact me with info and instructions.

    Brett :)
    In Pearl Jam we TRUST!
  • brett15lightyears" said:
    I have items I would like to donate for this great cause I am going to Buffalo both Worcester shows both Brooklyn and Hartford. I don't know which shows need items more than others? That is why I am writing to the wonderful and beautiful ladies that are in charge of the pre parties feel free to contact me with info and instructions.

    Brett :)
    PM sent... THANK YOU, Brett! :clap:
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  • Original post has been edited to include more info about our venue, AND to list the auction/raffle items that have been donated thus far. Sending out a big THANK YOU to those who have already sent us items! :clap:

    Keep an eye on that post for continual updates as more donations come in, and as more folks RSVP. Don't forget to post a comment on here if you plan to attend, so I can add you to the list! Can't wait to see you all there. :wave:
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  • Our beneficiary for these events! Be a part of something bigger, greater than yourself! Your participation and generosity at these preparties will help others fighting with cancer have an experience like my friend Kristen had. We are raising funds in her name and a local chapter as well.

    http://teamhardcoreblog.wordpress.com/2013/09/16/today/
  • Bump.... ;)
  • UNH1995UNH1995 Worcester Posts: 310
    EXCITED for the shows and the pre-parties to benefit our community!
    Lalapalooza 1992, Orphium Boston 1994, Hartford 1998, Mansfield 1998, Mansfield 2000, Mansfield 2003(1&3), West Palm 2003, State College 2003, Boston 2004, Albany 2006, Hartford 2006, Chicago 2006, Boston 2006, Mansfield 2008(1&2), Hartford 2008, Hartford 2010, Boston 2010, Worcester 2013 (1&2)
  • Bump on these parties! :D Nudge, Nudge...... we are still looking for cool donations and cool peeps to assist us! Let us know if you have something to donate, and if you would like to help volunteer the day of this event! Lot's of karma points will be in your jar if you do!

    Peace, <3 & Pearl Jam, Lani Smith Barbara Le' & Colleen Halsdorff Palacios
    worcester@wishlistfoundation.org
  • Performers have been added to our events... we have Matt Fuggi graciously video-DJ'ing both nights, and the talented Billy Letendre will be playing a solo acoustic set of PJ covers on night 2! :clap:

    As you can see, we have some FAN-tastic items already for raffle/auction, but we could def still use some more. DON'T FORGET, WE NEED TO SPREAD THESE DONATIONS OVER TWO NIGHTS. So if you have a poster you never got around to hanging or don't have the wall-space for, or a t-shirt that didn't quite fit you right, or duplicates of your 10club xmas vinyls... send them our way!! Any other pop-culture items would work too, as well as local sports memorabilia, or even gift certificates! Remember that you will receive a donation receipt for tax deduction purposes. Just follow the instructions provided in the original post of this thread. Thanks!
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