Hunger sucks, almost as much as oblivious drivers who run down bikers (remember this from last week?). The New York City Coalition Against Hunger is taking on both issues Saturday, hosting a fundraiser and raffle in honor of Craig Murphey, an anti-poverty activist who was killed by a truck in Williamsburg while biking home three years ago. The Bushwick event features an awesome raffle with more than 50 bona fide sweet local prizes, including a $500 gift certificate to 3rd Ward, $200 worth of tattoos and a signed first pressing of the Vivian Girls’ first album. Plus, there’s a hummus (Murphey’s favorite food) cook-off and music, and all the money goes to fight hunger.
The fundraiser runs from 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. tomorrow, Oct. 16, at Brooklyn Fireproof (119 Ingraham St. at Porter Ave.), where you can buy raffle tickets for $5 (or 5 tickets for $20) to benefit the Craig Murphey Fellowship, which supports anti-hunger, community-based work. Other raffle participants include:
Essex, Kibby McMahon Yoga, Elizabeth Weinberg, Thicker Than Water, Bushwick Country Club, Sally Hershberger Salon, Daredevil Tattoo, Cirque Du Soleil, Dolce Vita Shoes, Good Foods Truck, Stanton Social, The Discovery Channel, M Shanghai, Lodge, The Drink, Dram, Enid’s, Flatiron Lounge, Francesca Tallone, Good Company, M Noodle Shop, First Prize Pies, Food Swings, Le Petit Cupcakery, Kelsey Henderson, The Gossip (band), Fast Weapons, Brooklyn Brewery, Franny & Roey, Sodafine, Otte, Brooklyn Oenology, CMRTZ and Jim Sykes (Grooms).