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Design on a Dime Benefit Previews Design Steals

Wednesday May 4, 2011
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NEW YORK - Housing Works’ seventh-annual Design on a Dime takes place from May 5 to 7 at the Metropolitan Pavilion at 125 West 18th Street. This year’s event sponsors include HomeGoods, Valspar, and returning media sponsor Traditional Home,who are helping to raise funds for Housing Works’ newest residence for New Yorkers living with HIV/AIDS, the Jefferson Avenue Housing Program in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn.

Here’s a sneak peak at some of this year’s exciting steals:

Pair of White Antique Chairs
Retail Value: $2,400/ Design on a Dime: $1000

Amber Dotted Glass Cylinder Table Lamp
Retail Value: $716 /Design on a Dime: $295

Lampert Sofa
Retail Value: $3200/ Design on a Dime price: $1600

Boy George, London 1981 by Janette Beckman
Retail Value: $900/ Design on a Dime price: $250

Original Michael Jackson Black Glove Photo by Tom Schierlitz
Retail Value: $1,500/ Design on a Dime: $750

The Future Perfect Neon Light Sticks
Retail Value: $90/ Design on a Dime: $40

Housing Works is also pleased to announce a 56th room available for auction on shophousingworks.com now through May 13. Curated and designed by Genevieve Gorder of HGTV’s Dear Genevieve, the vignette, will be on display in the windows of Housing Works Chelsea Thrift Shop.

The evening of May 5th will begin with a VIP Open House presented by HSBC Private Bank from 6PM to 7PM (tickets starting at $500). In the spirit of Cinco De Mayo, guests will nosh on a gourmet twist on Mexican street fare by The Works Catering and sip signature cocktails by Chopin Vodka. Attendees will also enjoy advance shopping of select vignettes with founding chair, James Huniford and co-chairs Nate Berkus, Iman, Charlotte Moss and Lara Spencer.

The main reception for Design on a Dime will begin at 7pm (tickets starting at $150 advance/$200 at the door) whereby the rest of the featured 56 room vignettes will open for viewing and shopping. The largest roster of designers have been assembled to design creative room vignettes using new merchandise, all donated and then sold for 50 to 70 percent off retail pricing.

The largest roster of designers have been assembled to design creative room vignettes using new merchandise, all donated and then sold for 50 to 70 percent off retail pricing.

The May 5 ticketed benefit is followed by public days with free entry on Friday, May 6 (10 AM to 6 PM) and Saturday, May 7 (10 AM to 6 PM). For a complete list of designers or to purchase opening night tickets visit www.housingworks.org/dime. Ticket buyers can also call 347-473-7457.

Housing Works is a healing community of people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS. Our mission is to end the dual crises of homelessness and AIDS through relentless advocacy, the provision of lifesaving services, and entrepreneurial businesses that sustain our efforts.

For more information, visit www.housingworks.org

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DETAILS:

Event Date/Times:
Private Preview, May 5th 6pm - 7pm

Opening Night Reception, May 5th
7pm-10pm

Free To The Public Sale: May 6th and 7th, 10am - 6pm

Event Location:
Metropolitan Pavilion 123 West 18th Street
(between 6th and 7th avenues)

Ticket Information:
Ticket pricing for the opening reception starts at $150. To purchase tickets, visit www.housingworks.org/dime or call 347-473-7457.

For more information, visit www.housingworks.org.

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