September 21, 2016

Pizza and Beer Raised to a New Standard


UNHP’s 2016 Fundraiser at The Bronx Beer Hall on Wednesday September 14, 2016 was a success on all levels. UNHP’s annual fundraiser was held for the third time at The Bronx Beer Hall located in the center of the historic Arthur Avenue Retail Market. The pizza and beer was raised to a new standard with a variety of locally crafted brews from the Gun Hill Brewery and a gourmet non-stop pizza selection from Zero Otto Nove. Guests also raved about the delicious handmade gelato from Caffe Gelato – the Bacio – dark chocolate hazelnut was the first flavor to run out!

Delicious gourmet pizza from Zero Otto Nove, a token for one free locally crafted beer, and the good company of friends, and community partners were among the highlights of the evening.

Thanks to our many sponsors and individual donors, UNHP was able to raise over $50,000 to support our work to create and preserve affordable housing and bring needed resources to the northwest Bronx. Our custom pint glasses with the names of our sponsors, created by The Bronx Design Group, went home with the event attendees.

(From top left) Sponsors Sustainable South Bronx, Apple Bank for Savings, Santander Bank and New York Community Trust strike a pose with our custom pint glasses and for our photographer, Dana Ullman.

Raffle sales added a $1,000 boost to our total thanks to the fabulous donated prizes from our sponsors listed below.  Prizes included Yankee Tickets, Memberships to the NYBG and Bronx Museum of the Arts, Fordham University Sports tickets, swag from Monroe College, NY Red Bulls tickets, CitiBike membership, a Bronx River paddle , tour of the Edgar Allen Poe cottage and Bronx-themed goodie bags from The Bronx Beer Hall and Mainland Media.

  • Caterpillar, Inc.
  • New York Botanical Garden
  • Fordham University
  • Monroe College
  • Citibike
  • Red Bulls
  • The Bronx Beer Hall
  • Mainland Media
  • The Bronx Historical Society
  • The Bronx Museum of the Arts
  • The Bronx River Alliance

Raffle tickets were available by the wingspan or arms-length and the happy winners were able to pick their prize. Thanks to UNHP Board member and Executive Director of Fordham Bedford Community Services, John Garcia for picking out the tickets.

New this year was the handmade Gelato from Arthur Avenue Caffe & Gelato. It was a big hit!

It was a fun evening.

UNHP Deputy Director Johanna C. Kletter and Paul Ramirez of The Bronx Beer Hall with the stack of 95 empty pizza boxes.The gourmet pizza was brick-oven cooked and delivered hot in batches from Chef Roberto’s Arthur Avenue restaurant Zero Otto Nove.

UNHP Executive Director Jim Buckley, the UNHP staff and Board thank you for making our 2016 Fundraiser a success!

On behalf of the staff and board of UNHP, thank you for your support and participation in our work. Check out our tumblr, twitter and facebook for more photos from the 2016 Bronx Beer Hall Fundraiser.