by Becky Mendoza October 09, 2017


NEW YORK CITY/JERSEY CITY: October 12-15, 2017

Changing Tides Foundation is set to host a Disaster Relief: Caribbean Fundraising and Press Tour in the New York Area on October 12 – 15th. The first fundraising event kicks off on October 13, at Tradesman Bar in Brooklyn from 9pm to midnight, where a selection of craft beer from Greenport Harbor, Montauk Brewing Company and Founders Brewing Co as well as other select libations and food by Speedy Romeo will directly benefit the disaster relief. This fundraiser will host an auction with an impressive combination of artwork and photography, donated by incredible artists such as Erin Welsh, Ty Williams, Matt Catalano, Marissa Quinn, Johnny Panessa, Scott Szegezki, El Gran Tocayo, Emma Carascon, Michael Amorillo, Maximillian Mueller, Melissa Hearns, CTF’s own Jianca Lazarus and many more, including an Alaia surfboard by Ben McBrein from FarmHaus. In addition, the Patagonia Bowery store will be putting up some raffle items at the event. The evening will close out with a showing of Surfer’s Blood, a film by Patrick Trefz and Changing Tides Foundation’s own WOMP Bocas and Clean Mexi-Agua films documenting their work in Panama and Mexico respectively.

CTF DISASTER RELIEF: CARIBBEAN is aimed at providing aid and support for island communities in the Caribbean after the 2017 hurricane season ripped through, affecting millions of lives. All proceeds from the Caribbean Fundraising and Press Tour will directly benefit the CTF DISASTER RELIEF: CARIBBEAN project. Funds raised will provide materials necessary to address the immediate and specific needs of each individual island community, focusing on necessities: food, water; power, sanitary, hygienic, materials, and labor needed to rebuild these communities that were devastated by these unprecedented natural disasters.  This project will focus on the smaller islands and communities where attention and relief efforts have been scarce, starting with Barbuda, Antigua and Dominica. Thereafter, CTF will extend their efforts to as many communities as they can reach throughout the entire Caribbean. This project strategy will adapt as the needs that exist today which may be very different than those that will exist in 2 weeks or 2 months from now, therefore relief will vary based on necessity.  

Another highlight fundraising event will be held October 15th from 1-6pm at Mana Contemporary in Jersey City for Surf Craft, a benefit auction for Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands, hosted by Juxtapoz Magazine to benefit both Waves for Water and Changing Tides Foundation. The exhibition will run from October 14-21 and the boards will be available to bid on at Paddle 8. The all-star lineup of cutting-edge artists includes Marcel Dzama, Thomas Campbell, Todd DiCiurcio, Jules de Balincourt, Paul Wackers, Todd James, Cody Hoyt, Austin Lee, Pat Berran, Christian Rex van Minnen, Kindah Khalidy, Timothy Curtis, Sam Friedman, Benjamin Keating, Morgain Blair and Kristin Farr. Changing Tides Foundation has also teamed up with Sybil Steele’s company, Temme Media to bring you a surf and art experience in VR to unleash your creativity at the Surf Craft event. Temme is a platform and studio using emerging technologies to build and elevated digital future for women. Changing Tides Foundation’s global female initiatives are proudly supported by Temme Media.

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Becky Mendoza
Becky Mendoza