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Art Van Brings 'The Big Apple' to Detroit With Gala to Benefit Henry Ford Health System

Tuesday, August 24, 2010 General News J E 4
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WARREN, Mich., Aug. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Start spreading the news! There's no need to leave Detroit to be a part of New York, New York, as Art Van Furniture presents "Detroit Meets New York", on Thursday, October 21.  Sure to be the gala event of the year, Art Van is pulling out all the stops to raise funds for Shoot for a Cure which benefits the Neuroscience Institute and The Hermelin Brain Tumor Center at the Henry Ford Health System.

All the sights, sounds and flavors of the Big Apple will come to Art Van Headquarters in Warren, from the Rockettes and Broadway performers to replicas of the Statue of Liberty, Empire State Building and Times Square. Guests will arrive to see the New York City skyline projected on the windows of the Art Van's 14 Mile Road store, and be greeted by uniformed doormen and newsboys handing out programs to guide them through the event.

Inside, 15 separate vignettes will reflect beloved New York neighborhoods and novelties, with every stop including food, drinks and entertainment. Highlights include:

  • Soho: with a DJ, fashions, models, signature cocktail and sushi bar
  • Chinatown: Hundreds of red paper lanterns, Chinese finger foods, geisha dancers and custom fortune cookies
  • Little Italy: Cafe tables, gourmet Italian foods and crooners
  • Central Park: Greenery, park benches, soft pretzels with gourmet dipping sauces, and vendors for ice cream and hot dogs.
  • Financial District: Stock tickers, the Wall Street Journal and fun foods served on skewers.

Entertainment includes a piano man, caricaturist, saxophone player, and performers bringing to life a 30-minute performance of the hottest musicals on Broadway.  

Tickets are available now from $175 to $1,000.  Art Van Furniture is underwriting the majority of the expenses for the event, with ticket proceeds going directly to benefit the programs at the Henry Ford Health System.

The Henry Ford Neuroscience Institute includes a National Institutes of Health stroke care and research center, an epilepsy and Parkinson's disease treatment and surgery program, one of the largest neurosurgery spine programs in Michigan, and The Hermelin Brain Tumor Center.

Art Van Furniture's Tech Plaza is located at 6500 East 14 Mile Road in Warren. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Gloria Sirosky at (313) 874-6139 or gsirosk1@hfhs.org or go to HenryFord.com/shoot.

About Art Van Furniture

Celebrating its 50th anniversary, Art Van Furniture is Michigan's largest furniture retailer and America's largest independent furniture retailer, operating 33 stores in 29 communities throughout Michigan, a full service e-commerce website plus two new freestanding bedding stores in Canton and Rochester Hills Michigan, Art Van Pure Sleep. The company is family-owned and headquartered in Warren, Mich.

SOURCE Art Van Furniture

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