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Randee Bassen Shyer in affiliation with The Creative Center

Saturday, July 26, 2014 from 2:00 PM to 7:00 PM (EDT)

THE CREATIVE CENTER PICNIC: Artist in Residency...

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Admission (includes 1 Raffle ticket, Goodie Bag, 1 piece of Art) Ended $25.00 $2.37
Wiffle Ball Tournament Ended $20.00 $2.09
Arts and Crafts Ended $5.00 $1.27
Raffle Ticket Ended $5.00 $1.27
Raffle Ticket Bundle Ended $20.00 $2.09
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We will be hosting a birthday party picnic in celebration of what would have been Meryl Roslafsky Bassen's 62nd birthday! Please join us at Central Park on July 26, 2014 for a day packed with fun activities which will raise money for The Creative Center.  Our goal is to raise $5,000 towards the $15,000 annual requirement to get funding which will place a Hospital Artist-In-Residence in an oncology unit to teach & create art with patients and their families while they are in treatment of cancer.  Please visit The Creative Centers' site for more details:

Meryl Bassen was an avid supporter of the arts, so at her Shiva when an old friend of hers introduced her daughter to The Creative Center, it felt natural to get involved.  Today she sits as a Board Member and will host this picnic annually. We all know how much Meryl Bassen loved to party and to party for her would be the greatest gift of all!  We hope you can join us every year in the celebration of life, art and our loved ones who endure this tough cancer battle. Though, if you can not make it please consider donating to The Creative Center, every $1 counts!!  You can donate above or here: 

FOOD/DRINK DETAILS: BYOF/D (Picnic Friendly)  


Ribbon Cutting


Wiffle Ball Begins
Kids Games begin


Spin Art Station Opens
Kids Sing Along with Acoustic Guitarist




New York Springs Water
The Ultimate Caterer
Fresh Direct

*Raffle prizes listed below (a HUGE thank you to our partners, you have been very generous!)

  • Hotel Belleclaire Two Night Stay 

  • The Row NYC Two Night Stay

  • The Roger New York Hotel One Night stay + breakfast Gift Certificate 

  • Hotel Mela One Night stay Gift Certificate 

  • Hotel James One Night stay Gift Certificate

  • The London NYC One Night Stay Gift Certificate

  • ONE  restaurant voucher $80.00 at any of The Blakeley Hotel’s restaurant partners: ABBOCCATO, MOLYVOS or OCEANA

  • Four Seasons 2 king size pillows and duvet

  • Brunch for 2 in The Ritz Carlton, Battery Park’s 2 West restaurant

  • Firmdale Hotels - Champagne Afternoon Tea for 2 people at Crosby Street  

  • A Complimentary Cruise for 2 from Kimberly Hotel's NYHRC Yacht

  • A gift certificate for “Dinner for Two at The Shop” (Value is $100) 
  • 4 Field Level Tickets to a New York Mets 2014 game

  • Relais & Chateaux Cook Book (2)

  • Jaguar Sunglasses

  • Marshall Headphones (5)

  • Make Up Basket

    • Carmindy & Co. 5 Minute Face Kit

    • Carmindy & Co. MesmerEyes Smokey Eye Kit - Medium

  • Fragrance Basket   

    • 3 fragrances Royall Muske, Royall Rugby, Royall Spyce

    • Tote bag retail

    • 4 Candles

    • 2 soaps

    • Trunk

  • Assorted Make Up and Fragrance Basket

    • ANEW CLINICAL Multi-tone skin corrector

    • THE BLEND by Fred Segal No 3 & 5 fragrance (2)

    • ck one RED EDITION fragrance

    • Chloe Eu de Parfum

    • thinking of You Eau De Parfum

    • True Original Cologne Spray

    • mkmen After Shave Gel

    • Mary Kay lipstick: sizzling red

    • Mary Kay soothing eye gel

    • Mary Kay: timewise moisture renewing gel Mask

    • TRESemme Keratin Smooth 7 Day Control kit: shampoo, Conditioner, Heat Activated Treatment

    • OPI Purple Nail Polish

    • MAC lipstick: Divine Choice

    • Mally eyeshadow: smoky quartz
  • NYC SMILE SPA - complimentay examination/dental cleaning and full set of digital X-rays

  • PRIVATE YOGA SESSION - 1 complimentary Yoga class with instructor/owner Erin Fogel at House of Jai

  • $100 Gift Certificate to Hoftbrau Bierhaus

  • T Shirt Collection from The Mountain

Have questions about THE CREATIVE CENTER PICNIC: Artist in Residency Fundraiser, IN MEMORY OF MERYL ROSLAFSKY BASSEN? Contact Randee Bassen Shyer in affiliation with The Creative Center

When & Where

Great Lawn Softball Field 5
West Dr
New York, NY 10024

Saturday, July 26, 2014 from 2:00 PM to 7:00 PM (EDT)

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Randee Bassen Shyer in affiliation with The Creative Center


The Creative Center Hospital Artist-in-Residence Program offers patients, at their bedsides and in small group settings, the opportunity to be absorbed in their own creative process, as an antidote to the pain, anxiety and boredom that is often associated with a hospitalization and a diagnosis of cancer and other serious illnesses.

The Artists-In-Residence are carefully selected and trained to work within the hospital setting and receive support and on-going supervision by The Creative Center staff. Creating art projects tailored to each patient and health care setting, AIRs
commit to a minimum of one year of work, working one day each week, as a responsible member of the hospital team.

In addition to hospital bedside programs, The Creative Center's Senior Artist-in-Residence programs are operating in several locations in the New York Metropolitan area, bringing the experience of making art to elders, from older adults in the community to the frail elderly.

Benefits for Patients

Beyond providing much-needed relief and distraction from the anxiety, pain, and boredom that is often associated with a hospital stay, the Hospital Artist-In-Residence Program provides patients with a way to become absorbed in their own creative process. Patients and staff quickly discover that they are more than their disease as they begin to explore art-making, some for the first time in their lives.

Benefits for Hospitals

By providing one-on-one sessions with a caring and supportive artist, The Creative Center's programs augment the patient support services already in place in most hospitals. The artwork that is created provides lively discussion between patients and hospital staff on a more individual and personal basis. The nursing and support staff of the hospitals feel proud to be able to offer something very special, and in many cases, have provided exhibition space for patient artwork.

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