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On July 6, 2019, the first event was held at New Holland Island as part of the charity project The Longest Table. The goal of the project is to gather like-minded people, residents, partners and all guests to the New Holland: cultural urbanization project at one table in order to help a single charitable foundation.
On this day, guests to the park had to pay for entrance for the first time. Thanks to this, 2,981,518 rubles were raised at the event for the Butterfly Children Foundation, whose trustees are Ksenia Rappoport, Danila Kozlovsky and Alexander Tsypkin. The Foundation provides comprehensive help for children with a rare genetic disease, bullosa epidermolysis (BE). The project’s key partner was the DLT department store, which donated a significant amount of the money and raised funds during the event.
A hundred-meter-long table was built on Linden Alley at the Island, and guests gathered around it at the event. Residents of New Holland Island, as well as the chef from Cococo restaurant Igor Grishechkin and the Duo.Band restaurant group prepared food here. On the Main Stage, the Trustees of the Foundation, Ksenia Rappoport, Danila Kozlovsky and Alexander Tsypkin, read their favorite fairy-tales and later there were screenings of the films Zazie in the Metro and David Bowie: Finding Fame, which was shown as part of the Beat Film Festival. The whole park turned into a big “country cottage” in the city, where you could paint the fence like Tom Sawyer, take part in street games, and listen to the St. Petersburg ensemble Olympic Brass Orchestra, the quartet of Ruslana Tustanovsky and jazz singer Amy Peters.
You can help the Butterfly Children Foundation and make a charitable donation on the website
www.deti-bela.ru, as well as using the Help Without Touching contactless payment system, which is on the first floor of the Bottle House building.