One word: Amazing! Crowds of you, dear Bushwickians were flowing on Saturday night to Tutu’s on Bogart Street. Big festivities and 50 lbs of ginger were expected to turn up at this lovely old/new venue. Our wildest party dreams came true and, more importantly, we raised a lot of money to donate to Occupy Sandy.

Bushwick Daily teamed up with awesome party collective Bushwick Ginger Social, and brought you the coolest Sandy Relief Fundraiser around town. The ginger guys provided their resident DJ Srimix who was incredible and played the first part of the night. After midnight, our own jojoSoul took over the turntables and made the crowd go shamelessly crazy. Bushwick Ginger Social wouldn’t be complete without their signature drinks, Bushwick Gingers, which is whiskey mixed with freshly squeezed ginger juice and ginger ale. The drinks were $5 and were a huge hit.

And now some numbers – at the party we raised almost $1,900, which means that 190 of you donated $10!! We are so proud of you, Bushwick! Together with the online fundraiser, we are very close to hitting $5,000 threshold. We are donating all the money to Ocuupy Sandy, who have been doing an amazing job in a number of Sandy affected neighborhoods, and recently received some praise from NY Times among others. Our online fundraiser continues until Tuesday at midnight and one of the 72 gifts and pieces of art donated by Bushwick business and artists could be yours! So donate $10 if you haven’t yet! Thank you, Bushwick, you have a kind heart!