Concert Fundraiser To Help NYC Artists Facing Mental Health Challenges

Published on March 29, 2024, 3:44 pm
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On Saturday, May 18, 2024, from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., Fieldston high school student Ariana Sidman, along with her band of teenage musicians, will be giving a concert at “The Bitter End” in the Village to benefit NYC artists struggling with mental health challenges.

Doors open at 1:00 p.m. with tickets being $18 in advance, $20 at the door with all profits going to Creatives Care, a NYC non-profit that provides free services to help artists access affordable, high-quality mental healthcare.

The set list focuses on mental health challenges and also portrays a sense of hope to the community.

Ariana’s band consists of talented musicians ranging in age from 13 to 17.

On the featured image above, from left to right, are Raf Katchen, 17, junior on drums; his younger brother Micah Katchen, 13, 8th grade, on guitar / vocals; Ariana Sidman, 17, junior on piano / vocals; Cole Corper, 17, junior on guitar / bass / vocals; Merrick Brannigan, 16, sophomore on vocals / guitar.

Political leaders have been invited including Council Member Gale Brewer, who will share a few words supporting and advocating for accessible mental health services for NYC residents.

Ariana’s goal for this concert event is to help bring awareness to the challenges that artists face during Mental Health Awareness Month in May.

“The Bitter End” is located at 147 Bleeker Street (near La Guardia Place) in the Village.

For ticket and event information, please visit here.


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