City Pulse

By PK Greenfield

NYC PRIDE Kick-Off Party Hosted by KIEHLS

Zachary Quinto and Taryn Manning launched Pride Week NYC at Kiehl’s flagship store with the most hardworking “Lion” in the glam industry, Chris Salgardo. Many gathered to give back to the community with a hefty check for the Hetrick-Martin Institute (HMI) and supporting Gay Pride NYC.

Kiehl’s has contributed millions of dollars to various charities over the years. It is not isolated to just boys and girls who like to primp. Their focus, under the leadership of Salgardo, helps children get fed inside and outside of school, people with HIV/AIDS get medicine and the elderly find comfort.

“I’ve worked with Kiehl’s on other initiatives regarding the environment, and I have friends on the board of HMI, so I wanted to get involved in this because it’s close to home as they say. However, I was lucky as a gay kid growing up Pennsylvania,” says Quinto.

NYC PRIDE Kick-Off Party Hosted by KIEHL’S

“You can do a lot in this world and still be a successful company,” says Salgardo. “It destroys me that kids are going hungry in America. I see people eating out the trash cans in the city. It shouldn’t be like this.”

Feed America and LifeRide are just a few of the organizations that he works with. The latter is a fundraising motorcycle journey across the states that raises buckets of cash for charities like amfAR. Tonight they raised $5,000 for the Hetrick-Martin Institute, an organization that provides for people between the ages of 13 – 24.

“We are helping people get nutrition, find housing and an education. It doesn’t end here, it’s a constant struggle,” says Salgardo. He is a “Lion” when it comes to business and fundraising.

Yes, it’s Gay Pride Week NYC, it’s also time to be beautiful inside and out; give back to our communities: gay, straight, whatever.

Chris, Zach and Taryn are proof that beauty is not only skin deep.

Originally published June 2014
Leave a Comment
Become a BN NYC Subscriber

BN Shop


Currently Popular

Deal of the Day

Social Media

Latest News
  • Get Arty in Paris this April
  • Koons, Bowie, Velazquez. Catch the best of them all in Paris this month or go jump…horse jumping in the Grand Palais!

  • Vin Luxe wine aerator
  • Metro Home – Class Up Your Wine Time
  • Whether you’ve devoted half of your basement to a sommelier’s dream cellar or cleared out a cupboard above your fridge to house the odd bottle of Two Buck Chuck, you deserve to feel a little bit fancy when it’s time for a glass of wine. Here are a few affordable, user friendly products that will have your feeling <... >

  • Stadler Form heater-fan
  • Metro Home – A Breath of Fresh Air
  • After a long, crazy (for most of us … whoo) winter, spring is finally peeking around the corner. It’s dying to jump right in and give us some much-needed sandal weather, but winter isn’t quite through with us yet! While the seasons battle for control of our climate, here are a few great products to <... >

BN NYC Podcasts
  • self_tanning_featured
  • Self Tanning – Tips and Tricks
  • Our resident Beauty News NYC videographer, Haley Thompson, tackles self-tanning for bronze beauties this summer. Tune in to in to this latest How To primer for tips and tricks to dazzle like the sun.

Visit Fashion Industry Network