Posted by MARCIA PARRIS
4:35 AM PDT, May 23, 2011
NEW YORK (WPIX)
Challenged with three hours to hit three great events, PIX11 News reporter Sharon Carpenter went to work looking for entertaining events happening in the Big Apple.
Her first destination: The Winter Garden at the World Financial Center for "Range Rover Evoque Live," an interactive global music event headlined by chart-topping performer Cee Lo Green. Solange Knowles kicked the event off as the opening DJ and Vanessa Minnillo played host.
The concert also celebrated the release of the Range Rover Evoque and there were plenty of cars to check out. In fact guests can touch and feel the brand's first compact, city model, which will remain on site through Friday, May 27th. There will also be a unique interactive Range Rover experience open to the public for the week with videos and images of the numerous models so consumers can get to know the vehicle and even customize one.
Stop two on Sharon's 3 hour tour brought her to Brooklyn's Prospect Park for It's My Park Day. On hand lending a hand, she found PIX11 News' Greg Mocker up to his knees in water. He joined an army of New Yorkers young and old as they removed garbage from the lake.
Then making her way over to the very upscale Le Cirque, the day ended with a fundraiser for the Olevolos Project. The benefit was hosted by Bryan Greenberg, musician and star of HBO's "How to Make It in America." In attendance were Hilarie Burton, Emmanuelle Chriqui and Gina Gershon. Funds raised at the event will help build a library in Tanzania on behalf of the Olevolos Project.
The Olevolos Project was founded in 2007 to create educational opportunities for disadvantaged children from the Olevolos Village in Tanzania, Africa. Their mission is to develop young leaders through formal schooling, tutoring programs, and extra-curricular activities. They aim to improve access and equality to education, they pay for all the expenses for students who are unable to do so.
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