This week on a special episode of The Speakeasy, Damon checks in with bartenders Nino Cirabisi and Frank Cisneros who have helped organize the New York Bartenders Ball Benefit to help those affected by Super Storm Sandy. Find out how the bar community has rallied together to help in every way possible – from giving shifts to those without work to delivering ice to bars without power. Learn more about the New York Bartenders Ball, which goes down Monday, November 26th at the Bowery Hotel with Death & Co, Employees Only, PDT, Ward III, Dutch Kills, Dram, The Whiskey Brooklyn, Weather Up. Tickets are $100 and 100% of net proceeds go to Occupy:SandyNYCRelief & SSLF.org. Learn more and buy tickets here. This program was sponsored by GreatBrewers.com.
“The love on this has been nation wide. Bartenders from other states are sponsoring tickets [to the New York Bartenders Ball] – they want to help New York too. These are people who may or may not know each other but have mutual respect.” [12:24]
–Nino Cirabisi on The Speakeasy
“We weren’t seeing Red Cross on the ground that much. That’s part of what we were affected by. We wanted to do something we we could make change.” [18:15]
–Frank Cisneros on The Speakeasy