It's hard to think of a better way to work up an appetite for Thanksgiving than with a two-step—unless of course you could kick your heels for a good cause too.
Well, you can.
Grammy-winning artist and country music royalty Rosanne Cash will headline a benefit at The Bell House on Wednesday, Nov. 21, to raise funds for the storm-ravaged community of Red Hook.
“Red Hook is such a special corner of Brooklyn, and there is really no place like it in the entire New York metropolitan area," says Cash, the daughter of country music icon Johnny Cash.
Hosted by The Jalopy Theatre and Friends, "A Benefit to Restore Red Hook" will be a multi-genre evening featuring everything from a kickoff square dance to performances by Jesse Lenat, John Pinamonti and the Brotherhood of the Whiskey Spitter Rebellion, standup by comedian Lizz Winstead—co-creator of the Daily Show—and a screening of Michael Buscemi's film B61.
Tone Johansen, co-owner of the Red Hook institution Sunny's, will also sing a few songs about life and love.
"Sunny's and Bait & Tackle are just a couple of the great spots to soak up an utterly unique vibe," Cash tells us. "It is our duty to see that all of Red Hook comes back to life, vibe-y as ever, solid, clean, full of music and life, providing an inspiring little corner for all New Yorkers. I'm happy to have the chance to make my stand for Red Hook.”
All of the proceeds from the evening will go to Restore Red Hook, which aims to help the small businesses of the neighborhood after Hurricane Sandy.
Tickets are $30 and can be purchased here or at The Bell House at the door.