Brooklyn Rising to Unite Local Community with Event Celebrating the Construction of Ball Set to RISE on New Years Eve in Brooklyn

Brooklyn Rising to Unite Local Community with Event Celebrating the Construction of Ball Set to RISE on New Years Eve in Brooklyn

Entertainment Entrepreneur James “Jay” Hill Building Excitement for the Upcoming Brooklyn New Years Eve Ball RISING on December 31st, 2020

BROOKLYN, N.Y. – On Sunday June 28th from 2pm to 6pm at Sanders Studios – located at 525 Waverly Ave in Brooklyn – the Brooklyn Rising initiative – in conjunction with the Brooklyn Borough Hall – will be hosting a community event to herald construction of Brooklyn’s New Year’s Eve Ball; which is set to be RAISED via virtual celebration (featuring celebrity guests and special performances) on December 31st 2020; New Year’s Eve 2021!

Founder of Brooklyn Rising, Local Brooklyn Entrepreneur James “Jay Hill” remarked, A new united Brooklyn will RAISE the ball – and our goal is to do it big, as we usher in a new era. The New Normal. Nothing good ever came from dropping the ball, so let’s RAISE the ball and toast to a new year!”

The announcement event (which is free and open to the public) will feature community members, elected officials, law enforcement officials and representatives of various local community organizations. Light refreshments will also be served.

Throughout the summer, the ball will travel to every part of the borough; where people will be able to come for photos and to receive further information on the project – leading up to the big event!

Mr Hill, who also recently co-produced live events for the NBA All Stars at Madison Square Garden, on the USSR Intrepid and at the Brooklyn Museum, 

continued, “Our goal is to kick start the Brooklyn Rising initiative, a global celebration of survival and unity. The rising of the ball is not limited to Brooklyn – it’s for the entire world.”

But this year, as the ball drops in Times Square…

Brooklyn’s Ball will be RISING!

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James Hill was born and raised in Bed Stuy/Crown Heights, Brooklyn NY. Hill attended the Boy’s and Girls High School and BMCC for college. He’s an actor producer/director with his finger on the pulse of the ever changing state of media. A twenty year veteran technician for Verizon who retired and founded his own successful IT company, Hill holds a wealth of knowledge in television, theater productions, film compositions, live events and speaking engagements.

He then pursued acting and directing; landing a multi-city tour with the stage production of “When a Man Cries” as the lead actor, and stage manager. Recently, Hill directed, produced and performed in the TV pilot “Full Order of Protection” and co-directed a talent show called “Who’s Hot in the Underground” both of which were picked up by cable TV networks.

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Bridgehampton Benefit Hosts 5th Summer Gala at Southampton Art Center Saturday, July 27 at 6:00PM

Bridgehampton Benefit Hosts 5th Summer Gala  at Southampton Art Center  Saturday, July 27 at 6:00PM


The Exclusive Charity Event “Operation Rise Up” Brings Together Two Charities with One Goal – Operation International and the Carlos Beltran Foundation


June, 2019 (SOUTHAMPTON, NY) — On Saturday, July 27th from 6p.m.-11p.m. (with after party to follow) at the Southampton Art Center (25 Jobs Lane, Southampton NY 11968) – Bridgehampton Benefit Presents “Operation Rise Up” to help patients in Puerto Rico receive much needed medical care after the devastating effect of Hurricane Maria on their hospitals’ infrastructure.


Together, Operation International and the Carlos Beltran Foundation has planned this long term project to work with struggling hospitals in the hardest hit areas to provide support where it is needed the most.


Bridgehampton Equities Founder Jason E. Zimmerman brings you the Bridgehampton Benefit, an annual celebrity driven charity event. Jason E. Zimmerman, an avid philanthropist, has cultivated the Bridgehampton Benefit to promote humanitarian organizations and help to raise awareness for charitable institutions by organizing and hosting this exclusive charity event in the Hamptons. Bringing together the two incredible foundations this year, Operation International and the Carlos Beltran Foundation will help save and change as many lives as possible while aiding in the rise of Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria. All revenues from this Benefit will go to support this humanitarian effort.


Live Music & Dancing in the spirit of “Old San Juan” plus a Performance By Sammi Rae & Los Vegas of Their Hit Song “Escápate


Along with many Celebrity Guests!

Dress Code: Colorful Dresses for Ladies, White Pants and Colorful

Shirts for Gentlemen


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Carlos Beltran, Founder of Carlos Beltran Foundation:


The former professional baseball outfielder. He played in Major League Baseball from 1998 to 2017 for the Kansas City Royals, Houston Astros, New York Mets, San Francisco Giants, St. Louis Cardinals, New York Yankees, and Texas Rangers.


Medhat Allam, MD, FACS, Co-Founder of Operation International:


Medhat Allam is a board certified general and bariatric surgeon at Southampton, NY. He is the Chairman and a co-founder of Operation International. Dr. Allam has traveled to numerous countries in Africa, Asia and South and Central America and operated on hundreds of patients worldwide.


About Operation International:


Established in 1996 for the purpose of providing free medical care to poor patients in developing countries, Operation International (OI) is a steadily growing international charity with chapters in the USA, Europe, and Asia. OI has grown to become a United Nations-recognized charity and to receive the Donald MacRae Peace Award by Rotary International.


Since its inception, OI has provided care to thousands of patients, trained hundreds of healthcare providers, and improved the infrastructure in many hospitals across the globe. OI is also involved in many projects to assist poor children, orphans, women, and underprivileged

individuals in its partner countries.

Operation International is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit 45-0523129.


About the Carlos Beltran Foundation:


CBBAF is a nonprofit organization dedicated to realizing the Carlos Beltran Baseball Academy’s educational programs and priorities through financial, volunteer, and community support. Its primary objective is raising funds for the CBBA so that is can continue to offer exemplary

academic and sports education to the youth of Puerto Rico. In other words, the Foundation raises the funds necessary to support the CBBA’s mission and objectives sustainably. The funds raised by the CBBA Foundation support the academic curriculum, college counseling and placement, facilities maintenance and improvements, the sports and athletic program, gymnasium, daily transportation to and from the institution, pool, Technology, including computers, software , Wi-Fi, personal counseling, extracurricular activities, etc. Each student at the benefits in some way from the generous donations made to the Foundation.

The Carlos Beltran Foundation is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit 66-0726399.


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