Brain Child

| March 17, 2015 | Parties

Since opening in 2009, 1 million kiddies have stepped into Pretend City Children’s Museum, a miniature community that boosts the minds of youngsters through interactive learning experiences and educational programs. It’s a number that’s certain to keep growing—thanks to the 160 sharp-dressed supporters who filled the venue for its annual Rock the City gala. Yes, hip patrons like Hirad and Reesa Emadi helped raise $255,000 during the noteworthy eve of dining (on Chilean sea bass), dancing (to the edgy Empire Records) and bidding (a stay in Maui nabbed $25,000). And the nonprofit’s work became even clearer when it premiered a video about its monthly autism nights. The film was created by Samantha Sparks and Matthew Sandoval, two teen members of its Youth Leadership Council. The future is in good hands—wouldn’t you agree? –Photos by Ann Chatillon



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