New York Rebuilds Nepal

On Friday June 5th, a benefit was hosted by a dear friend to our cause, Zette Emmons. There were authentic Nepali momos (aka dumplings), a group of world-class musicians playing a blend of Nepali folk and Appalachian music, and art that many people enthusiastically bid on and took home. 

In just one night, we nearly funded house #2!

With the monsoon already happening in Nepal, we will be waiting until August to build the first permanent houses. In the meantime, the team on the ground is building small shelters of brick and metal sheet in order to keep the people dry until they can settle into their homes. 

In the meantime, here are some photos from the event. A great time was had by all. If you want to host an event at your home please email Natasha at natashawozniak@gmail.com. 

 

Bidding got heated for a few of the items!

Bidding got heated for a few of the items!

Flags over Namche Bazaar by Natasha found a new home. We were very happy at the end of a successful evening.

Flags over Namche Bazaar by Natasha found a new home. We were very happy at the end of a successful evening.

Katherine Paul, the current curator of Asian Art at the Newark Museum with fellow Fulbright to Nepal alumi, Natasha

Katherine Paul, the current curator of Asian Art at the Newark Museum with fellow Fulbright to Nepal alumi, Natasha

Musicians Shyam Nepali on Sarangi, Raj Kapoor on Drums, and tara linhardt on mandolin

Musicians Shyam Nepali on Sarangi, Raj Kapoor on Drums, and tara linhardt on mandolin