If there are two things Sarah Jessica Parker loves they’re New York City and shoes, and she’s now teamed up with Airbnb (yes, you read that right) to share her combined passions with the general public. Last year, the home sharing company launched its Social Impact Experiences, nonprofit-led tours and excursions for which the proceeds go back to the host organization, and recently, they expanded the program in NYC to feature celebrity-hosted events. Parker’s October 6th experience–Sole of the City with SJP–will have only four open spots, each for $400 (h/t NYP). Guests will join the actress at Bloomingdales, where they’ll get a pair of shoes from her collection that’s sold there, eat frozen yogurt at the department store’s Forty Carrots, and then head to Lincoln Center for the New York City Ballet. SJP is an NYC Ballet board member and the proceeds will benefit the dance company.
In an interview, Parker said she wanted her tour to speak “to the very colorful identity that is New York.” She explained, “We could have gone to MOMA or the Whitney or walked through Chinatown or certainly had a nice walk on the High Line or just strolled the streets of the East Village or Midtown East,” but Bloomingdales is “an iconic destination” and the ballet is “one of the great cultural experiences anybody can have” in New York. When asked if she considered taking guests to some of the spots Sex and the City and her character Carrie Bradshaw turned into tourist destinations–Magnolia Bakery, for example–she said it didn’t even occur to her.
Other celebrity events being offered in NYC include a golf outing at Chelsea Piers with Michael Strahan that will benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and a tour of Brooklyn with Ansel Elgort that will support Americares’ hurricane relief efforts.
Interested in attending Parker’s event? The listing goes live tomorrow morning.
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