A Walk on the Wild Side

  • Sultry and tropical it was not, but guests taking refuge at The Bowery Hotel on Wednesday evening were transported to warmer climes for The African Rainforest Conservancy’s 23rd Annual Artists for Africa Benefit. Shindigger dined at the table of executive director Whitney Larkin, who helped champion the effort of raising funds for grassroots community development projects and conservation in East African rain forests. After a few Zulu songs by Thuli Dumakude and a performance by  Manekadang African Dance and Drum, the frigid temps outside were completely forgotten.

  • (Photo: Clint Spaulding/PatrickMcMullan)

  • (Photo: Clint Spaulding/PatrickMcMullan)

  • (Photo: Clint Spaulding/PatrickMcMullan)

  • (Photo: Clint Spaulding/PatrickMcMullan)

  • (Photo: Clint Spaulding/PatrickMcMullan)