9/28 Times-Picayune reunion and 9/29 dashTHIRTYdash fundraiser set

To commemorate, complain, consecrate, comfort and celebrate old careers at The Times-Picayune and new chapters in the lives of hundreds of staffers, freelancers and contractors, dashTHIRTYdash is hosting a pair of events in New Orleans Sept. 28-29, the final weekend of daily publication of the newspaper.

First up is a reunion for employees, freelancers, contractors and alumni at RockNBowl, 3000 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 861-1700. A $20 per person admission will get attendees food and access to an open bar from 4-7 PM, but guests are welcome to stay later to socialize and take in the band, The Boogie Men. Please RSVP via the private invitation on the “Friends of The Times-Picayune Editorial” Facebook page and then pay your admission at RockNBowl on Sept. 28. (If you are a Times-Picayune employee, freelancer, contractor or alum and not yet a member of the private Facebook page, please message Times-Picayune alum Steve Ritea for membership.)

Then Saturday, Sept. 29, join dashTHIRTYdash for “Black, White & Read All Over,” a benefit and commemoration to the daily Times-Picayune. (Please see 9/29 update by clicking here.) Activities begin at 4:30 PM, with a patron party hosted by Rio Mar Seafood, 800 South Peters St. Patron ticket levels are $250, $500, or $1,000 per couple, with the $500 and $1,000 levels including Times-Picayune-themed premiums.

Beginning at 6 PM, the action moves to The Howlin’ Wolf, 907 South Peters St., for the $30 per person general admission party. (Departing staffers and a significant other are invited to attend for free; please email rebecca at rebeccatheim dot com for more information.)

dashTHIRTYdash is planning “T-P7 Talent & Treasures” live and silent auctions. Please contact Times-Picayune alumna Sheila Grissett, 504-952-1945 or sheilagrissett at gmail dot com regarding auction items you wish to donate.

Money raised will go directly to Times-Picayune employees, freelancers and contractors who lose their jobs or a significant portion of their income as a result of the end of daily publication, minus staff costs for The Howlin’ Wolf event, a nominal per-person fee to cover costs of the Rio Mar event, and a 2% fee being paid to the fund’s 501(c)3 sponsor, the Contemporary Arts Center of New Orleans, which is also providing financial oversight. All contributions will be tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.

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2 thoughts on “9/28 Times-Picayune reunion and 9/29 dashTHIRTYdash fundraiser set

    • Gayle, please RSVP via the invitation in the private Facebook page. If you’re not a member of that group, please “friend” Rebecca Theim on Facebook and I’ll get you into it. Thanks.

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