Books Through Bars Fundraiser at ABC No Rio Tonight

Posted on: October 22nd, 2010 at 6:22 am by

Tonight is the Books Through Bars annual bingo fundraiser at ABC No Rio on Rivington. All proceeds from the event support the Brooklyn-based volunteer program, which aims to send used books to prisoners free of charge.

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[Photo Credit: Books Through Bars]

From the inbox:

Bingo + Halloween = BINGO-WEEN]

WHEN: Friday 10/22 @ 7pm
WHERE: ABC No Rio. 156 Rivington St. Lower East Side
Featuring SISTER LOUD MELISSA and D.J. “No Flag” D. Powell

Prizes include: $100 tattoo from NY AdornedIFC year-long membership, magnificent meals at Pure Food & Wine and Caravan of Dreams, sex toys from Babeland!, accordion serenade, membership at Anthology Film Archives,  massage, knitted goods, Film Aficionado membership at BAMFilm Forum membership, good eats from Foodswings, tickets to the Rubin Museum, graphic novel package, and more! Costumes encouraged.

Free entry; $1 per card to play. Beverages will be available.

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