NY Icons Play "Robin Hood' To Help Feed New Yorkers In Need

On Monday we witnessed an epic display of unity and solidarity thanks to 'Rise Up New York' The Robin Hood Relief Benefit event ❤️🗽🙏🏾 which gathered all of our New York ICONS in one place.

Hosted by Tina Fey, opened up by the legendary Robert De Niro and with special appearances by New York political leaders Governor Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio we saw our community come together to help raise funds for New Yorkers whose lives have been impacted by the #COVID19 crisis.

The night's musical performances included acts from music heavyweights such as Billy Joel, Sting, Mariah Carey, Bon Jovi and the inspiring children of P.S. 22 in Staten Island who performed 'Rise Up'. We also got an amazing rendition of 'New York, New York' performed by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Cynthia Erico, Chris Jackson, Idina Menzel, Karen Olivo, Ben Platt, and Andrew Rannells.

The "Culture of The City" was surely felt and honored tonight thanks to Beastie Boys Mike D + Ad-Rock, Darryl McDaniels (DMC), Salt-N-Pepa, Rosie Perez, Chris Rock, RZA and Fab 5 Freddy who all came together to share a special moment on screen. NYC icon and famed director, Spike Lee, also took part in the event by pressing us to "Never Give Up.'

Throughout the evening, we saw special and inspiring videos messages from the likes of celebs such as Jennifer Lopez, Trevor Noah, Alicia Keys, Matthew Broderick, Sarah Jessica Parker, Jessica Chastain, Bette Middler, Jake Gyllenhaal and Awkwafina. One moment that got me good was Jimmy Fallon and the "Thank You" notes 📩❤️👏🏾

And when it came to touching moments our heartstrings were tugged at HARD with real life human stories about hungry babies, homelessness, hunger, women at work and a promise that we "won't leave kids behind."

Robin Hood will dedicate all donations to vulnerable New Yorkers and the organizations on the frontlines that serve them during the COVID-19 crisis and its aftermath. Please help our fellow New Yorkers who are depending on your support now more than ever before by clicking here.

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