It may be Sunday but we don’t foresee an early night!
A galaxy of stars will be on hand on May 11 for Rise Up New York!, a citywide virtual telethon to raise awareness and funds to help New Yorkers impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The event, organized by iHeartMedia and New York’s largest poverty-fighting organization, Robin Hood, will take place at 7 p.m. ET and feature a lineup of some of the city’s biggest musicians, actors, comedians, chefs and other celebs.
Bon Jovi, Billy Joel, Mariah Carey and Sting will perform at the one-hour event, along with other artists to be announced soon.
The goal is to raise funds for Robin Hood’s relief efforts, with 100 percent of the donations going to provide food, shelter, cash assistance, health and mental health, legal services and educational support for the city’s most vulnerable during the coronavirus outbreak.
The special will be simultaneously broadcast on all New York City TV stations, iHeartMedia and Entercom broadcast radio stations, News 12, Spectrum News NY1, SiriusXM and nationally on CNBC.
Midnight tonight. You can find out more here