Rise Up New York is hosted by Tina Fey and features appearances and entertainment by local music, film, Broadway, comedy and sports icons including Billy Joel, Mariah Carey, Robert de Niro, Barbra Streisand, Lin-Manuel Miranda, ting, Bette Midler, Jennifer Lopez, Bon Jovi, Chris Rock, Idina Menzel, and former NFL Giants Eli Manning, Phil Simms and Michael Strahan.
All this extraordinary talent was born in NYC, Long Island or New Jersey, or lives and works here now.
Rise Up New York is produced by iHeart and the New York charitable organization Robin Hood to raise funds for “relief and recovery efforts, deployed directly to the organizations on the frontlines that serve the city’s most vulnerable during the current crisis and its aftermath,” the 32-year-old charity said in a statement announcing the event.
Also appearing are Queens native Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio, Jimmy Fallon, Sutton Foster, Jake Gyllenhaal, Spike Lee, Julianne Moore and Trevor Noah.
Rise up New York is similar to the recent Jersey 4 Jersey telethon to raise money for the New Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund, to provide vital services for those who have lost their jobs in the Covid-19 pandemic and state-wide stay-at-home mandate.
Jersey 4 Jersey featured New Jersey natives Bruce Springsteen, Jon Bon Jovi, Jon Stewart, Chris Rock, Danny DeVito and others, several of whom are also participating in Rise up New York.
When and Where to Watch and Listen
Rise Up New York is being broadcast at 7pm to 8pm on Monday, May 11.
It is being simulcast on on local radio and TV stations and on national networks.
Watch on local TV including WABC (ABC), WCBS (CBS), WNBC (NBC), WNYW (FOX), WWOR (MyNetworkTV), WPIX (CW), and WLNY
Watch on national TV on CNBC.
Listen on national radio networks iHeartMedia, Entercom and SiriusXM.
“With the help of special guests, we’re aiming to shine a light on the strength of our city and raise $100 million for frontline organizations serving NYC,” the Robin Hood organization said, adding that 100% of donations “will provide support for food, shelter, cash assistance, health and mental health, legal services, education and more — helping fellow New Yorkers rebuild their lives as the city moves towards recovery and beyond.”