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The Secret City Benefit 2015

The Secret City Benefit 2015



Wow! What a wonderful night we had at Secret Admirers, our annual NYC benefit. Special guests Rosanne Cash and Nancy Giles were wonderful and warm, and the NYC Flaggers topped off the night with some fantastic flag twirling. We had an amazing team of volunteers and committee folks and a beautiful, generous room of donors and supporters. The food was a delicious, the room looked great, the live auction was a blast and the raffle was a huge hit. We also had a Selfie Photo Booth in the lobby which was a riot. Oh, and the music! The band and singers were wonderful, too. All in all, it was a wonderful night of support. I’m so grateful to all who took part and helped out.


It’s time for Secret Admirers


It’s time for Secret Admirers – our annual benefit to raise money for The Secret City. The live event is Tuesday, May 12th at Dixon Place. In conjunction with the benefit, we have a slammin’ online auction with tons of art, performance, crafts, special events and one-of-a-kind experiences.

  • Tickets to the Broadway hit, Fun Home, (12 Tony nominations!) with backstage passes to meet Tony winner, Michael Cerveris.
  • Dinner at Empire Diner prepared by Celebrity Chef Amanda Freitag who’ll join you for dessert after cooking up a delicious meal
  • Tickets to Andy Cohen’s Watch What Happens Live (tickets are not available for sale)
  • An unlimited annual pass to Laughing Lotus Yoga in Brooklyn (A FULL YEAR!?!?)
  • Tickets and backstage passes to Rosanne Cash concert (several cities available)
  • Portrait of your animal by Robert Lucy


Visit and let the bidding begin!



Secret Admirers: A Benefit for The Secret City


SECRET ADMIRERS, our annual benefit for The Secret City, was originally scheduled in February but had to be cancelled due to winter storms (damn you, Polar Vortex!) – now, we are happy to announce that the benefit will take place Monday, June 30th at Dixon Place.

Join us for this important night celebrating the transcendent work and amazing community of The Secret City. With cocktails, live music, special guest performances, live auction, Artistic Director and Host Chris Wells and The Secret City Singers.

We have three levels of tickets:

$250 for the VIP cocktail hour from 630 – 730, with reserved seating and table service.
$100 for 7:30 reception, cash bar, hor d’oeuvres and reserved seats.
$50 for 7:30 reception, cash bar, hors d’oeuvres, balcony seating.

Food provided by the fabulous Vanessa’s Dumplings on the Lower East Side
With an incredible array of desserts by Pound for Pound Bakery (The Secret Baker)
All levels attend the service, live auction and after party with dancing. And, desserts!
Tickets available through Paypal – click the link and select the level you wish to purchase and how many.

Come show your LOVE for The Secret City and let’s welcome the summer together.

See you on the 30th. Oh, and feel free to dress up.


Our Online Auction is LIVE!

We are thrilled to announce that our annual online auction is now LIVE with all sorts of amazing swag, experiences, merchandise and memorabilia. Check out which will take you directly to the auction, featuring such items as:
  • Live performances and backstage passes with Rosanne Cash
  • Dinner for two with Chef Amanda Freitag at the Empire Diner in NYC
  • A Broadway cd package from Shk-a-Boom records
  • Signed memorabilia from Tenacious D
  • Upstate weekend package at The American Hotel in Sharon Springs
  • Designer merchandise from Armani, Swarovski, Givenchy, Comme des Garcons, Christian Louboutin
  • Headphones from Bowers and Wilkins
  • And LOTS more
The auction lasts for two weeks, from Feb. 3rd to Feb. 17th. All proceeds go to support the transcendent work of The Secret City.


Amazing slideshow in Time Out New York from Carnival of Love!!

Yowza! What a beautiful surprise to wake up the morning after to find that Time Out published a whole, beautiful slideshow of shots taked at Carnival of Love! And a great write up about the event, too. So great. Here’s the link – enjoy the (slightly naughty) pics!! xoxo



The 3rd Annual Manhattan Wonderwalk is COMING!!

Hey y’all!! Here it comes, the radical, inspirational, audacious, unique kick off to our annual season of The Secret City: it’s the Manhattan Wonderwalk!! A day long walk of the island of Manhattan with site-specific performances and suprises throughout the day. Saturday, September 10th, from 10am to Midnight. We start way up at the top of the island, and end up on the middle of the Brooklyn Bridge at midnight.

It’s really an amazing experience, and you can join us for part of it, or all of it, once you get the special MAP!! Which is your ticket, for only $20!! For details, check out


Secret Admirers, Thursday, Feb 10th with Rosanne Cash!!

We’re gearing up for our annual benefit, which is really a great party called Secret Admirers. Our dear pal and Secret City board member, Rosanne Cash will perform for us. It’s a lovely night, with great folks, live music, silent auction, beautiful art, handmade chocolates and lots of love in the air.

Hope to see you there!!

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