Rotary Club of Harlem 50th Anniversary and Active Plus Fundraiser Event

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Alhambra Ballroom Inc

2116 Adam Clayton Powell Jr

6th Floor Ballroom

New York, NY 10027

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Join us for an evening to remember! The Rotary Club of Harlem makes history as it celebrates its 50th anniversary with "Harlem Nights" - a one-night only casino right here in New York City!

Inspired by the iconic film starring Eddie Murphy, Richard Pryor, Della Reese and more; this evening will be a nostalgical return to the Harlem Renaissance period. Indulge in the sights, sounds, and culture that defined a generation.

Come celebrate and try your luck at Blackjack, Roulette, Craps, Poker, and more for incredible prizes.

Don’t know how to play? No problem!
Our friendly dealers will teach you everything you need to know.

*Casino Games
*Live Entertainment & DJ
*Silent Auction
*Community Service Awards
*Gourmet Food & Open Bar
*Raffle Prizes & More....
at the historic Alhambra Ballroom.

Dress to impress.

Harlem Renaissance clothing styles encouraged

Black tie optional.

A night to honor humanitarians, a chance to meet new friends, catch up with old friends, view one-of-a-kind performances, play for charity, win wonderful prizes, and dance the night away in style.

Live perfomances by talented artists as seen in the hit musical "Motown" on Broadway and Fox TV's breakout show "So You Think You Can Dance".

This is an event you will not want to miss!

Hosted By:

The Rotary Club of Harlem & Active Plus, INC

Music by:

DJ Mikey

Live Entertainment By:

Angela Wildflower w/ J.re Music - vocals & live band

Virgil Gadson - professional dancer

Marguerite Sutherland - opera singer

Community Service Award Honorees:

Lora Hugelmeyer, District Governor, Rotary District 7230

Marva Wade, R.N. , First Vice President, New York State Nurses Association

Sara Dennis, President, National Council of Negro Women

Dr. Gregory Hopkins, Musical Director and Professor, Howard University

Denise Soares, RN, M.A., Executive Director- Retired, Harlem Hospital

Rev. Thomas P. Grissom, Retired Pastor, United Methodist Church

Spirit Sponsors:


Proceeds will benefit The Rotary Club of Harlem & its youth initiatives, Active Plus, INC., & The Rotary Foundation.



EARLY-BIRD tickets on sale NOW until March 21st

All ticket purchases come with play money that will be redeemed for casino chips!

All Tickets Include:

-General Admission

-Premium Open Spirit Bar 7:30 P.M. to 10:00 P.M.

-Passed Gourmet Hors d'oeuvres

-$200 Casino Play Money*

-All Festivities

*EARLY-BIRD ticket holders will receive 50% more casino play money ($300) and chances to win additional exclusive prizes.

Angela Wildflower

Angela Wildflower is an award winning actress & music artist with a passion for stage, TV, and film. Her Broadway debut as Mary Wells in "Motown The Musical", led to tv/film credits including CBS' "Blue Bloods”,NBC’s The Blind Spot, and the upcoming feature film Roxanne, Roxanne. Currently Wildflower stars as "Samantha" on the web series dramedy "First Dates" (www.firstdates.tv)

Wildflower has a diverse body of work that has taken her across the globe. She was Featured Singer for 3-time Tony Winner, Hinton Battle, in Osaka, Japan; Originated the iconic role of Hailey Daisy in "Venice The musical" (The Public Theatre); and has been seen in regional theaters across the country as Yolonda in "Crowns"; Avenue Q, Once on this Island, All Shook Up, Ragtime and many more! Wildflower is currently touring her “Music Everywhere” concert series throughout New York & beyond. www.angelawildflower.com

Virgil Gadson

Over the years, Virgil "Lil O" Gadson has appeared in NFL commercials, Season Eight of So You Think You Can Dance (top 30), MTV‘s America's Best Dance Crew, music videos, and has choreographed musicals. He is an avid student and instructor of Hip-Hop dance and he thoroughly incorporates himself into all aspects of the art form.

Virgil was nominated for a Fred Astaire Award for the Broadway show After Midnight (7 Tony nominations) as principal actor/dancer alongside Dule Hill, Fantasia Barrino, and Desmond Richardson alongside numerous other artists.

Virgil appreciates being a teacher, choreographer, and performer as it allows him the opportunity to showcase his work around the world.

Marguerite Sutherland

Marguerite Sutherland has been performing Opera music in New York City for decades. With a powerful voice and a giving spirit she performs annually at church events and fundraisers all over Manhattan. Marguerite has her own concert perfomance upcoming in June 2017 which will pay tribute to and include music selections by some of the best and least known African American composers.

Marguerite is a proud member of several community service organizations and a valued member of The Rotary Club of Harlem.

January 24, 2017 our club suffered the loss of a very dear friend and faithful member. After a long, hard fought battle with Scleroderma, Chanell is finally at rest. We wish to honor Chanell E. Gatewood's memory by creating a scholarship fund in her name. This scholarship will go towards providing much needed educational resources for children facing hardship from health, economic, and environmental challenges. Please donate what you can in honor of a true Rotarian; who lived a life dedicated to the motto, "Service Above Self".

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