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Check out photos from SOAPBOX 2015 here.


SOAPBOX is The Laundromat Project’s elegant and art-filled annual benefit, including delicious beverages and hors d’oeuvres, live DJ, exclusive special edition print, silent auction, and fun art experiences. Check out photos from the 2014 event here.


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June 16, 2015

7:30 – 10 PM

UrbanGlass Gallery

647 Fulton St

Brooklyn, NY 11217

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Tickets begin at $150. (Discounted tickets are available for artists, activists, and nonprofit professionals.)


Honorary Chairs

Jason Moran and Alicia Hall Moran



Glenn web JPGGlenn Ligon is an NYC-based artist whose art examines race, language, desire, sexuality, and identity. A mid-career retrospective of his work opened at the Whitney Museum of American Art in 2011. He is included in this year’s Venice Biennale, and his painting Black Like Me #2 is on view in the Obamas’ personal quarters in the White House.


Read The LP Interview with Glenn here. (Photo by Paul Mpagi Sepuya)


ShaniPeters2 by SoniaL.Davis 2013

Shani Peters is a multi-disciplinary, Harlem-based artist whose work explores community building, activism histories, and reinterpreted notions of media. She is currently enjoying a one-person show at the University of Michigan. Shani was a 2013 artist-in-residence in Harlem and has been a teaching artist with The LP since 2010. 


Read The LP Interview with Shani here(Photo by Sonia Louise Davis)


Featured Print Artist

XSimmonsXaviera Simmons is an artist whose work that spans across disciplines, including photography, performance, video, sound, sculpture and installation. She has exhibited or performed at institutions including The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, MoMA, MoMA PS1, The Sculpture Center, The Studio Museum In Harlem.


Read The LP Interview with Xaviera here.



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DJ B-Hen


Event Chairs

Dr. Erika Faust

Curtis D. Young



Naomi Beckwith

Dr. LeConté Dill

Stephanie Dinkins

Dr. Erika Faust

Christopher Montgomery

Julie Simon, Secretary

Risë Wilson, Founder & Chair

Dexter Wimberly


Major Sponsors

Luhring Augustine

Theo Westenberger Estate





Lagunitas Brewing Company

New York Distilling Company

S & M Bitters

Schindler Cohen & Hochman LLP

UrbanGlass Gallery

Wine and Spirits Magazine

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Host Committee

Roland Augustine

Seldric Blocker

S. Jamar Bogan

Hope Bond

Isolde Brielmaier

Carla Camacho

     & Michael Hermann

Gonzalo Casals

Glenn Davis

Katie Dixon

Sherry Dobbin

Jason Draper

Cheryl Finley

Barbara Gladstone

Agnes Gund

Kathy Halbreich

Sophie Henderson

Alex and Paul Herzan

Kirk Hudson

Sandra Jackson-Dumont

Colleen Keegan

Steven Kest

Nefertari Kirkman-Bey

Russell Ladson

Kelli Lane

Nancy Lane

Miyoung Lee

Lawrence Luhring

Maureen Mahon & Brian Tate

Sam Miller

Mary-Ann Monforton

Margaret Morton

Vanessa Perez

Doreen Remen

Victoria Rogers

Andrea Rosen

Phaon Spurlock

Karen Stults

Emma Taati

Tim Tompkins

Eugenie Tsai

Allison Weisberg

Merele Williams Adkins

Sara Zuiderveen

*list in formation*


Join the Host Committee

The Laundromat Project cordially invites you to be an event host for our Soapbox benefit. Buy and / or sell a total of five tickets to be part of our host committee.


We invite you to join us at one of the following host committee levels:




Eight (8) VIP tickets, full-page program ad, introduction at VIP reception, special edition print by Xaviera Simmons, and lunch with executive director or board member. ($8,350 is tax-deductible.)




Five (5) VIP tickets, full-page program ad, introduction at VIP reception, and a special edition print by Xaviera Simmons. ($3,500 is tax-deductible.)




Four (4) VIP tickets and a special-edition print by Xaviera Simmons. ($1,800 is tax-deductible.)


Block Captain


Four (4) VIP tickets. ($800 is tax-deductible).




Four (4) tickets included. ($380 is tax-deductible).




Two (2) tickets included. ($240 is tax-deductible).


VIP tickets include an invitation to the private pre-benefit reception.

All hosts will be listed in the program book. To join, fill out our brief signup form or purchase via Eventbrite.




Special Edition Print by Xaviera Simmons

Cedar (A) web


The Laundromat Project is thrilled to present a special edition print by Xaviera Simmons. Each print is signed and numbered by the artist.


Cedar (A)

Digital C-print

16 x 20 inches

Edition of 20

Courtesy of the Artist



Read our interview with Xaviera to find out more about her print.


Become a Sponsor

Click here to read a one-page overview of our sponsorship opportunities. Levels include $500, $1000, $2,500, $5,000, $10,000, and in-kind support (especially catering, wine, and auction items).


Click here for our sponsorship deck.


Interested? Please fill out this brief form, or contact Akiva Steinmetz-Silber at or (718) 574–0798.



Advertising in the 2015 SOAPBOX program book is a great way to generate brand awareness and visibility among key influencers in the NYC arts and business communities. View a diagram of ad dimensions here.


Interested? Fill out this brief form and let us know.


Ads should be sent to (in EPS, PDF, or JPG formats) at minimum 300 DPI by Tuesday, May 19th, 2015.

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Make a Donation

Can’t make it on June 16th, but still want to support our work? Help sustain our programs by making a tax-deductible donation.


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Volunteer at Soapbox

Interested in volunteering at Soapbox? Fill out our brief signup form, or email us at

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