Areena in the News

NY1 – Feature

Love is the key ingredient in the 3,500 free meals served during the first Everybody Eats.

NY1 – Short Piece (morning news)

“In this country about 75 percent of the volunteers are women. So that means we have this huge untapped demographic of men who I think want to get out and do things but don’t necessarily know how to do it. So I created the Areena and people tell us by entering, joining our organization about their skills, their interests, what they really like to do and we have literally hundreds of projects in our database and we match them,” said Areena founder Art Gurwitz.

Riverdale Press

Those free meals weren’t just for the kids. They came from Everybody Eats, an event organized by Areena. Art Gurwitz, who founded the group to connect men with volunteer opportunities, said the reason for Everybody Eats was simple.

“Well, unfortunately, everybody doesn’t eat,” he explained.

Broadway World

Pippin The Musical, The Broadway League and Areena will bring seventy-five New York City seniors from Union Settlement to the Broadway production of Pippin on October 19, 2014 to experience their first Broadway musical. Cast members from the Pippin will host a talkback with the seniors immediately following the show.


Areena’s goal is to “honor and respect the lives of our seniors and provide them with moments and events they can enjoy and cherish.”



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