New York City nightlife figures and organizations have come together to establish a new emergency fund called the NYC Nightlife United, which aims to provide immediate relief to city institutions devastated by the COVID-19 pandemic. The program is spearheaded by Brooklyn’s Friends and Lovers and the concert promotor and publication AdHoc Presents. In addition, the Solo Foundation, a nonprofit that raises awareness about social issues through visual and performance art, will help distribute aid gathered from sponsorships and donations.
“Businesses in live music need immediate aid and face challenges unique to our industry, but there were no relief programs made just for us,” AdHoc Presents owner Ric Leichtung said in a statement. “We’re fiercely independent people who tap into our community to make the changes we want to see happen. When there’s no road paved for us, we make the concrete.” More information and an online application can be found at the NYC Nightlife United website.
Originally Appeared on Pitchfork