NYC Takes a Seat at the Table for Dining Out For Life on April 26

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For the first time, New York City will participate in the international Dining Out For Life initiative on Thursday, April 26, when people in more than 60 cities across North America are encouraged to dine out at select restaurants — all to help fund HIV/AIDS healthcare, prevention, education, testing, counseling, and other essential services.

More than 3,000 restaurants — including six in New York City — are participating and agreed to generously donate a portion of proceeds that day to local nonprofits. The Alliance for Positive Change, a 27-year-old nonprofit that assists more than 5,000 people each year and impacts another 15,000 more, is the benefitting New York City nonprofit. Learn more about NYC’s involvement at

“It’s a win-win on so many levels,” says Sharen Duke, Alliance CEO & Executive Director. “Simply by dining out, New Yorkers can make a difference in someone’s life and in fact, can help us to reach even more New Yorkers who are trying to feel better, live better, and do better. We are extremely excited that the Dining Out For Life organization selected us — and New York — to participate in such an important event that is helping to end the HIV/AIDS epidemic.”

Over the past ten years, Dining Out For Life has raised roughly $38 million for the wellness of those affected by HIV/AIDS, about $4 million each year. Volunteer spokespeople include Ted Allen, host of Food Network’s Chopped, actor Pam Grier (Foxy Brown, Jackie Brown), HIV-positive designer Mondo Guerra, winner of Lifetime’s Project Runway All-Stars, and chef Daisy Martinez from Food Network’s Viva Daisy!

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Subaru of America has been a Proud Host Sponsor of Dining Out For Life for more than a decade, and has just extended its long-term commitment as a Host Sponsor of Dining Out For Life.

Local participating restaurants to date are:

• Clyde Frazier’s Wine & Dine (485 Tenth Avenue, Manhattan)

• Lucca Restaurant (3019 Westchester Avenue, Bronx)

• Metate Authentic (3515 Johnson Avenue, Riverdale, Bronx)

• Sac’s Place (86–14A 37th Avenue, Jackson Heights. Queens)

• Sazon Perez (427 S. 4th Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn)

• Staghorn Steakhouse (315 West 36th Street, Manhattan)

Also supporting the event is the Rockville Links Country Club in Rockville Center, Long Island.

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Tony Bowles is one of the youngest sought out journalists in the media world. He focuses on lifestyle, travel, entertainment, food and more! Based out of NYC.

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