4th Annual Gala & Auction

FamilyKind’s 4th Annual Benefit was Wednesday, March 9 at Angelika Film Center. 18 West Houston Street, NYC, 6 to 9:30 pm.

Friends and supporters joined us for a fun evening of hors d’oeuvres and wine provided by Otto — Mario Batali’s Pizzeria and Enoteca and Casa De Vino.

We honored John F. Robinson, National Minority Business Council, and Chet and Jennifer Safian, Princeton Project 55.

Dan Grimaldi, famously known for his role in The Sopranos, was our Special Guest for the evening.

A Silent Auction took place throughout the evening.

View our slideshow and learn more.

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Fall Friendraiser. FamilyKind is for families! Our Fall Friendraiser (for kids and adults of all ages) was Monday Night Magic, NYC’s longest running Off-Broadway magic show.

• Jen Slaw (The Art and Beauty of Juggling)
• Jeff Grow (Elegant Sleight-of-Hand & Surreal Magic)
• Jon Stetson (America’s Master Mentalist)

Monday Night Magic
November 2, 2015, 8 pm
The Players Theatre • 115 MacDougal Street • NYC

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3rd Annual Benefit and Silent Auction

FamilyKind held a Third Annual Gala Fundraiser
Wednesday, February 11, 6:30 to 9:00 pm
Centre for Social Innovation
601 West 26th Street, NYC

Buffet dinner, beer and wine were served.

$100 per ticket, $400 for 5 tickets

Eventbrite - 3rd Annual Gala and Silent Auction to Benefit FamilyKind

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Fall Friendraiser. FamilyKind welcomed Met Opera tenor Michael Forest, theater and cabaret performer Rachel Hundert, comedian Nancy Lombardo, and accompanist Benjamin Steinhardt in a special performance to benefit FamilyKind.

A Different “Kind” of Variety Show
Sunday, October 5, 3:00 pm
Metropolitan Room • 34 West 22nd Street • NYC
$35 (plus service fee, tax, and two-drink minimum)

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Global Child Trafficking: The Hidden Human Tragedy of Our Time. Join International Center for Ethno-Religious Mediation in partnership with FamilyKind for a presentation Global Child Trafficking: The Hidden Human Tragedy of Our Time, in an ICERM radio broadcast Let’s Talk About It. Distinguished guest: Carol Bellamy, Former Executive Director of UNICEF. Host: Tziporah Pronman, FamilyKind Director of Mediation and Family Coordination. Wednesday, September 3, 2014, 7 PM (eastern). Join the conversation and listen to the show “live” at blogtalkradio.com/icermradio. To share your views or ask questions, call +1 (347) 989-8294.

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2nd Annual Gala and Silent Auction. FamilyKind held a Second Annual Gala and Silent Auction.

Thursday, May 15, 6:30 to 9:00 PM at The Bromley, 225 West 83rd Street

Presenting acclaimed jazz vocalist Lady Leah

Lady Leah was accompanied by Henry Zymeck, MS 245 principal and guitarist extraordinaire
in a special benefit performance

$100 per ticket PDF flyer

Eventbrite - Second Annual Benefit for FamilyKind


We were proud to honor Capital One Bank for their generous support of nonprofit organizations and New York Center for Interpersonal Development (NYCID) for their inspiring work in mediation and parent education.

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FamilyKind Launches a Meetup Group. We are pleased to announce the formation of FamilyKind’s Separation and Divorce Meetup of NYC. Our group will meet monthly so members can share thoughts and experiences regarding separation or divorce. FamilyKind facilitates all discussions with the help of lawyers, mediators, and mental health professionals.

Our kickoff event How Are The Kids doing? Putting Yourself In Your Children’s Shoes and Helping Them Cope was held on September on the Upper West Side. FamilyKind’s Bruce Berman, psychologist and experienced child and family therapist, facilitated the discussion. Future topics include Co-Parenting Challenges (Tues., Oct. 15), Managing Holiday Time with Your Co-Parent (Wed., Nov. 20), and Shared Parenting Schedules (Wed., Dec. 18). Link here for more information and to join the group.

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FamilyKind’s Summer Friendraiser. Friends of FamilyKind ventured to Coney Island for a baseball game featuring the Brooklyn Cyclones (affiliates of the NY Mets) vs the Batavia Muck Dogs (affiliates of the Washington Nationals) and Springsteen Fireworks after the game.

Saturday, July 20, 2013
Cyclones Stadium at Coney Island
4:30 pm doors open, seating, and mingling
6:00 pm game start

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FamilyKind’s Spring Friendraiser. Friends of FamilyKind gathered for fun and laughter at Gotham Comedy Club featuring host, Angelo Lozado, with a lineup of Gotham comics selected specially for FamilyKind including Eddie Brill, Wali Collins, Jimmy Failla, Cory Kahaney, Trevor Noah, and Hadiyah Robinson.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013
208 West 23rd Street
7:00 pm doors open, seating, and mingling
7:30 to 9:00 pm comedy show

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FamilyKind and the Staten Island Y Co-Sponsor Classes FamilyKind and the Staten Island YMCA are co-sponsoring a class for adults experiencing family transition due to divorce or separation and a class specifically designed for their children and teens.

Two separate classes: class for one parent of couple and class for children (Ages 7-11), Saturday, April 12, 2014, 9 am to 1 pm
Two separate classes: class for one parent of couple and class for teens (Ages 12-16), Saturday, April 19, 2014, 1 pm to 5 pm.

Pre-registration by April 10 is required. Please email: awexler@ymcanyc.org. Download a PDF flyer here.

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First Annual Benefit for FamilyKind. The first fundraiser to benefit FamilyKind was held Feburary 6, 2013, 6 to 8 pm, Ariel East Lounge, 2628 Broadway.

The event honored Maria R. Volpe, Ph.D., Professor of Sociology and Director of the Dispute Resolution Program at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York, and Director of the CUNY Dispute Resolution Center.

Renowned pianist Michael Roberts and acclaimed Broadway duo Sal Viviano and Liz Larsen presented special benefit performances.

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