Wear (and Drink) Orange with Us for Gun Violence Awareness Weekend
June 1, 2018, marks Wear Orange Day, or the 4th National Gun Violence Awareness Day. It all started with a young girl named Hadiya Pendleton, a Chicago high school student. She marched in President Obama's second inaugural parade on January 21, 2013, and one week later she fell victim to gun violence on a playground. Her friends have kept her memory alive by wearing orange, the color hunters wear to protect themselves, during her birth month, and it has sparked a national movement. Last year, over 215,000 people wore orange, and it's expected to be even bigger this year.
From June 1-3, 2018, every Standard hotel will offer a food/drink special or event in support of Wear Orange and Everytown. See below for the full list. If you can't make it to one of our hotels, you can still wear orange, encourage your friends and family to #WearOrange on social media, and donate to Everytown.
HIGH LINECool off with an orange popsicle at the new Standard SeaShack!
EAST VILLAGEFind the WEAR ORANGE spritz (Aperol, sparkling wine, passion fruit, and orange) in The Summer Garden and Café Standard.
HOLLYWOODDrink a special Red Valencia cocktail for a good cause.
DOWNTOWN LAWe're teaming up with SameSide for the WEAR ORANGE Shine + Swim Party on the Rooftop to support Everytown, with Travis Holcombe and Ari Shark providing the tunes. Tickets are $10, and you can buy them here.
Also, keep your eyes peeled for the orange Sunshine Spritz cocktail.
MIAMI BEACHGet your paws on the Inner Glow cocktail, with turmeric-infused vodka, carrot juice, lemon, and ginger beer.