Michelle Obama Headed To Manhattan For Pair Of Fundraisers

May 29, 2013 10:03 am

First Lady Michelle Obama will be in New York City Wednesday evening for a pair of DNC fundraisers.

According to a Democratic Party official, the first event will be a reception at a private residence with approximately 100 guests and tickets costing between $5,000 and $25,000. The First Lady will then attend an LGBT Gala at 583 Park Avenue that will be hosted by Bravo’s Andy Cohen and include a performance by Sara Bareilles. In addition to the First Lady, DNC Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) and openly gay NBA player Jason Collins will speak at the LGBT gala. Tickets for that event range from $1,250 to $32,400 and 350 people are expected to attend. 

The First Lady is scheduled to visit Boston prior to her trip to New York. While in Boston, she will attend a fundraiser for Rep. Ed Markey (D-MA), the Democratic nominee in the Massachusetts Senate race, and visit with victims of last month’s marathon bombing.

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