Holiday Toy Drive Happy Hour: Bring or Donate – Games,Prizes & Holiday Cheer

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  • 12/05/2019
    6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Join members of The New York Social Network and Operation Holiday Impact as we collect funds and new unwrapped toys to help families in need at a special After Work Party at The GRAIN Bar and Food Court The Great Northern Food Hall at Grand Central.  We’ll have a special section of the bar set aside for our group too come together for socializing, cocktails, games, prizes and to make the holidays a little brighter for many!How it works:

  • We will be at The GRAIN BAR located in The Great Northern Food Hall in Grand Central.  This is the new food and drinks area located inside Vanderbilt Hall which is at the main entrance to Grand Central off 42nd street.

  • We ask that you either bring a new unwrapped toy or toys (valued at $15-$20) or a cash donation (or we will give you the link to make donations on line.
  • Our staff will be there to welcome you and introduce you to others at the party.
  • We’ll have games and prizes designed to get you mingling with others at the party.
The Great Northern Food Hall partners with farmers and producers of the New York region to create fresh, delicious, seasonal foods plus there are 2 great bars.

100% of the cash proceeds and toys collect will go directly to Operation Holiday Impact. Last year in a radical display of generosity over $150k was raised to provide brighter holidays for over 300 disadvantaged families in Long Island and NYC!  The $$ collected was given to O.I. volunteers where Target in Farmingdale, NY closed it’s doors for the volunteers to go on a private shopping spree for the families.  Those volunteers then sorted the merchandise and personally brought it to families in need.

Please invite your friends and colleagues or come on your own, either way you’ll be making a difference.

Can I come alone?  Yes, 98% of those attending this event normally register on their own. You welcome to bring as many non member guests, friends & co workers as you’d like, just make sure to register for the number of people that you want below. Our staff will be ready to greet you and introduce you to others whether you are on your own or with guests.

Do I need a ticket? If this is a free event, no. For paid events: Unless otherwise instructed, if you registered and paid for this event or registered with a voucher your name will be on a list at the door.  If you register within 3 hours of the event it is best to bring proof of payment.   If registering with a voucher follow the instruction on the voucher.  If you registered and paid a confirmation email will be sent to you when you registered and on the day of the event.

Dress Code:  At all events we ask that you use your best judgement based on the event. There are never jackets and ties required unless specifically stated.  Keep it neat, be yourself and look your best.

How will I find the group?  We will send you a confirmation email with exact locations, contact info and names of those who are hosting the event when you register. We will send follow up emails as we get closer, usually the night before or morning of.

Ages: 21+  Most of our events attract 20’s -40’s although some events can skew younger or older (50’s) depending on the event. Some events are clearly age specific as indicated.   If this is an issue for you contact Dave at the address below and we can usually give you a very accurate idea of what to expect.

Who Comes to These?: Our activities attract NY Professionals from all backgrounds and professions who are looking to expand their social circles.  You will also find others who are looking to learn something, network for business, try something they have never done before or enjoy something they love doing but can’t get their friends to do. There may also be some people looking to find that someone special who share a passion for the same activities (but don’t make this the sole reason you come out).

Questions?  If you want to know how many people are coming, what the ages are likely to be, the gender breakdown or the overall vibe of the event before you register, contact Dave Cervini at or call 212-873-2256.

This event is nonrefundable unless the event is canceled or rescheduled.

By registering for this event you take full responsibilities for your actions and agree to conduct yourself accordingly.

Venue:   Meet at The Great Northern Food Hall

at Grand Central, located inside Vanderbilt Hall on the 42nd street Main Entrance, New York, New York, 10017


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