In honor of V-Day, the global activist movement to end violence against women and girls, the Purple Crayon in Hastings, which last year held a performance of The Vagina Monologues to benefit Hope’s Door, this year held a DANCE YOUR A** OFF Party on Saturday, Feb 9.
But the fun isn't over yet.
Festivities continue on Feb 14 when the dancing takes to the streets of Tarrytown. A "V-Day dance rising" will move through the middle of Tarrytown (location TBD) in the late afternoon followed by a gathering at the Set Back Inn to join together to celebrate. The idea is to "RISE UP and DANCE to end the violence against women and girls," co-producer Elyssa Feldman-Most said.
“After a successful V-Day benefit performance of The Vagina Monolgues last April, there was never any doubt in my mind that we would join this very important revolution," Feldman-Most said. "We are rising because to not is NOT an option, while our sisters, mothers, daughters and girl friends, in every corner of the world, of every class, religion and color are being devalued. One billion people dancing on the same day across the globe cannot be ignored."
Horton said Hope's Door is honored to have the help. “We are honored to be selected as the beneficiary of Hudson River Rising and encourage everyone in the community to take a public stand against the abuse of women and girls."
Hope’s Door, assisted 765 victims of domestic violence in the last year and educated 10,130 teens about how to help themselves or a friend confronting dating abuse. More information about the local events can be found at HudsonRiverRising.com or on Facebook at facebook.com/HudsonRiverRising.
See the dance, and learn the moves here in helpful YouTube videos.