Earlier this week, I was happy to announce the winner of this year’s Brooklyn Backstretch Road to the Roses charity league, and that one of the recipients of Matt Shifman’s donations is the Belmont Child Care Association, which oversees Anna House, the day care and education center located on the backstretch of Belmont Park.
The only organization of its kind in the United States, Anna House offers low-cost child care to the children of backstretch workers. Unlike most child care centers, Anna House welcomes infants, and it opens at 5 a.m. every single day of the year.
In more good news for the children of the backstretch, Shishi, a women’s clothing shop on the Upper West Side, is hosting an event of spring cocktails and shopping to benefit Anna House.
Next Wednesday, May 16, from 7-9 p.m., Shishi will donate a percentage of all sales to Anna House. Last year, Time Out New York called Shishi “the best new indie shop” in New York; “cheap and chic,” the store offers funky, eclectic clothing and jewelry at reasonable (for New York City) prices.
Shishi is at 2488 Broadway between 92nd and 93rd Streets. I’ll be there along with other members of the BCCA board, and we hope that you can stop by to browse and shop, and to learn more about, and contribute to, the incredible work of Anna House.