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Stephanie Goldman-Pittel



Helping Hours

Are you looking to connect with others who care about the cause over cocktails?

Join PDF Helping Hours, signature events at which guests can enjoy a post-work cocktail while supporting Parkinson’s research!  

Contact PDF at to set up your own. Here's how it works:

  • Ask friends and family to make a small donation to PDF at the door (can range from $10 to $125).
  • Work with our team to find a local venue that can offer happy hour specials and businesses that can donate a raffle prize or two to your event.
  • Invite friends and family and let us help promote your event online.
  • Meet others connected to the cause while raising funds for research!

Upcoming Helping Hours

Helping Hours: An Evening of Vodka Tasting
Wednesday, March 4, 2015, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Harvest Bistro & Bar, Closter, NJ

Get warm at Harvest Bistro & Bar for a special tasting of select Double Cross Vodkas, gourmet hors d’oeuvres, a silent auction and cigar rolling station, and the chance to sample Knob Creek Bourbon. It is led by Co-Chairs Stephanie Goldman-Pittel, Amy Sole and Doug Stern, and Committee members Cheryl Phillip, Melissa Stanislaw and Julia Weksler. They are following up on last year's successful, Tequila and Tapas event, which raised $20,000. Tickets to attend are $125 per person and can be purchased here.

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Recent Helping Hours: New York

On November 7, 2013, New Yorkers helped PDF to kick off its first Helping Hours, raising $1,300 for research! 

The event was led by volunteer chairs Chasen Mintz, Amy Sole and Jeffrey Zygler and welcomed 100 guests to Public House in NYC (see photos at right). Guests made small donations to enjoy a post-work cocktail and a lucky few won raffles items from local businesses such as Chelsea Piers and Flywheel.

Thanks to all who joined!