All of New York’s pretty young Tweeters (or is it Twitterers?) came out in full force last evening to attend the NYC Twestival, one of over 175 simultaneous global events held yesterday to benefit charity:water.
Aside from the fact that many ventured out in inclement weather, I was even more impressed that the crowd — decidedly not your average upper crust-y, philanthropic crew — decided to generously open their wallets (admission cost between $20 and $60 dollars with VIP access going for $100) in the face of widespread layoffs across the city. Like the optimism on display at the Green Depot opening party, the turnout at the NYC Twestival proved to me that despite hard times, interest in earth-friendly living and global relief efforts are not waning.
Following Harrison's speech, Brooklyn-based mixmasters Eclectic Method took center stage and I slipped out. If you attended one of yesterday's Twestivals, feel free to share your experience in the comments section. Also be sure to check out Karl Burkart's take on the event. And remember, whether you're a Twitter user or not, it's never too late to help provide less fortunate folks with something that we most often take for granted: A clean, disease-free glass of H2O.
Photos by Matt
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