Purchase Tickets and/or Make a DonationYou can purchase tickets below to the Samaritans NYC Sunset Harbor Cruise & Silent Auction Featuring Musical Guest Hollis Brown and DJ White Gilt. If you are unable to attend, but wish to make a donation in support of Samaritans 24-hour suicide prevention hotline and support services and/or in honor of a loved one lost to or coping with suicide, please do so below. Thank you in advance for your support and we look forward to seeing you on May 12, 2012!
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View Samaritans Online Auction!
The Samaritans of New York is auctioning off a number of fun and unique items to bid on to raise money for our organization. Registering to bid is quick and secure. Simply create an account, select your payment method, and you're done! Our online auction is now open until May 10th. The auction will close on the boat on the evening of May 12th. We've enabled a feature called Absentee Bidding (see bottom of this webpage for details), so that a proxy can carry out your highest bid at our live event if you're unable to make the cruise. Click here to view The Samaritans Auction Page.
Featuring Musical Guest Hollis Brown
Born and bred in New York City, Hollis Brown embarked on a pilgrimage to Nashville to capture their authentic sound. They shacked up for two weeks in the backyard cabin/studio of producer Adam Landry (Deer Tick, Middle Brother), and found themselves by recording everything live, straight to analog tape. The result was a warm, vintage sound that displays the band's explosive live energy.
Their new EP, "Nothing & The Famous No One," takes the listener back to that cabin to experience the raw vibe, smell the smoke, and feel alive. Spin wrote that Hollis Brown, "make music that sounds just as alive today as it would've in 1966 and will 40 years from now." This should come as no surprise, as principal songwriters Mike Montali (vocals) and Jon Bonilla (lead guitar) grew up listening to the classics like The Beatles and Rolling Stones. The rhythm section is comprised of Michael Graves on drums and Dillon DeVito on the bass. Michael Hesslein rounds out the quintet on the keys. Their young career has led the band to national festivals and their music to hit television shows. Hollis Brown is a throwback to an era when music felt fresh, songwriting was revered, and performances routinely inspired.
All proceeds benefit The Samaritans of New York's suicide prevention crisis response programs and the work of its 120 hotline volunteers. A non-religious, non-profit organization, Samaritans operates NYC's only 24-hour suicide prevention hotline, which answered 65,000 calls last year and provides immediately accessible emotional support to individuals who are depressed, in crisis and suicidal. Samaritans greatest asset is the caring, professionally-trained volunteers from New York and New Jersey's diverse communities who donate over 25,000 hours of their time each year and answer every call to the hotline (each doing four hotline shifts a month--one of them an overnight). Samaritans also runs free support groups that provide solace and care to individuals who have lost a loved one to suicide, and NYC's primary suicide prevention public education program that has trained over 30,000 health providers. Learn more about Samaritans programs at www.samaritansnyc.org/aboutus.
About Absentee Bidding
Absentee bidding may be used by organizations that run online auctions in combination with live events. It enables bidding to continue at the live event after the item's online close date. Online bidders may place "virtual, maximum bids" on these items. The absentee bidder may or may not be present at the live event. At the live auction, a "proxy" stand-in is designated to bid up to - but not exceed - the absentee bidder's maximum online bid. Absentee bidding allows online bidders the opportunity to bid on items and support great causes, even if they cannot attend the live fundraising auction.