MOCA Bash Surf’s Up Annual Fundraiser 2/19/11

MOCA Bash Surf’s Up!
February 19th 8 pm – 12 am
Museum of Contemporary Art
770 NE 125th Street
North Miami, FL 33161

Tickets: $150 before January 21; $175 after January 21. Ten tickets available for $1250. Call 305 893 6211 to purchase.
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The excitement is growing for MOCA BASH Surf’s Up, the Museum of Contemporary Art’s annual cocktail and dance party. This year, the MOCA BASH celebrates the thrill of surfing. On February 19, guests will enjoy live entertainment, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and dancing in imaginative settings designed by Miami artists which evoke surf culture from South Florida to the South Pacific.

Tickets to MOCA BASH Surf’s Up are $150 in advance, $175 after January 21 and may be purchased by calling 305 893 6211 or visiting Proceeds will benefit the museum‘s public programs and art acquisition fund.

To launch the event, MOCA will host a kick-off party Thursday, January 13 at The Catalina Hotel & Beach Club, 1732 Collins Avenue in Miami Beach. Complimentary GREY GOOSE Vodka cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and music will be offered from 8 to 10 pm while guests have the chance to purchase the advanced priced tickets.

With the support of sponsors Audi, Morgan Stanley/Smith Barney, Barbara Z. Herzberg, Alan and Diane Lieberman, Janice and Alan Lipton, Ray Ellen and Allan Yarkin, the MOCA Bash Surf’s Up February 19th fundraiser will allow partygoers to experience all aspects of the surfing lifestyle. Colorful surfboards suspended from the ceiling, undulating fabrics evoking ocean waves, lifeguard stands, and bonfires will capture the essence of beach life. Skateboarders and classic surf films will showcase the athletics of the sport. and beach bunnies will inspire partygoers while guest DJs keep the dance floor packed. Suggested attire is Beach Chic.

Top Miami restaurants such as China Grill, Asia de Cuba, Blue Door Delano, Adriana Restaurant, Meat Market, Sushi Samba and Shiraz Events Catering will serve a selection of their best menu items. Cocktails will be provided by GREY GOOSE Vodka, with Samuel Adams Beer and wines fromTouch Catering.

Fundraiser Chairs Barbara Herzberg, Alan and Diane Lieberman, Janice Lipton and Ray Ellen Yarkin, and Honorary Chair Belkys Nerey head the Surf’s Up Committee which includes Gary Kessler of Quiksilver and artists Kevin Arrow, Bhakti Baxter, Alvaro Ilizerbe and Jen Stark.

The MOCA BASH Surf’s Up Silent Auction will offer a fantastic array of items and opportunities including original artwork by Raymond Pettibon, Daniel Arsham, and Russell Crotty; surfing lessons and 2 night stay at Hans Headman Surf School in Honolulu, Hawaii; 3 nights at Ollie’s Surf Camp in Tamarindo, Costa Rica; hotel stays at the Taj in India, Rustic Inn in Jackson Hole, WY and Villa D’Este on Lake Como, Italy; VIP passes to The Armory Show in New York and Art Basel Miami Beach; dinner for 8 prepared by the chef from STK; and a tour of Wynwood galleries with MOCA Director Bonnie Clearwater. Bidding will be available online after January 10 at

MOCA BASH Surf’s Up builds on the excitement of MOCA’s previous benefits: Bohemian Bash, POP Love, POP Soup, POP 10, POP 8 ½ and POP Bollywood which all raised funds for the museum’s Permanent Acquisition Fund and MOCA Programs. Over 800 guests are expected to attend.

Auction: after January 10
Benefits: MOCA Programs and Permanent Collection Fund
Sponsors: Audi, Morgan Stanley/Smith Barney, Alan & Diane Lieberman, Janice & Alan Lipton, Barbara Herzberg, Ray Ellen & Allan Yarkin
Chairs: Barbara Herzberg, Alan & Diane Lieberman, Janice Lipton, Ray Ellen and Allan Yarkin. Honorary Chair: Belkys Nerey.
Beverage Sponsors: Grey Goose Vodka, Samuel Adams Beer, ,VitaminWater, Fuji Water, Vita Coco.
Food Sponsors: China Grill, Asia de Cuba Mondrian, Blue Door Fish Delano, Shiraz Events Catering, Adriana’s Restaurant, Meat Market, Sushi Samba, Stella’s Sweet Shop
Décor: Quiksilver, Absolut Flowers, Karla Conceptual Event Experiences