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2022 NY NF Hope Concert

New York| NY




After more than three years, the NF Hope Concert is coming back to The Big Apple! On Sunday, August 21, 2022 at 7:00 PM CT., we are excited to present NYC’s 4th Annual NF Hope® Concert live and in-person and we invite you to join us! The concert will be held at The Green Room 42, a new venue just steps away from Times Square in the heart of Manhattan. Concert co-founder, Jeff Leibow, has brought together the Big Apple's best local talent, including

  • Jenn Gambatese recently off Mrs. Doubtfire on Broadway
  • Nasia Thomas from Broadway's Caroline or Change
  • Tari Kelly currently in Mr. Saturday Night with Billy Crystal
  • Avery Rausch, and up and coming Broadway NF artist
  • NF Hope Concert co-founder, Jeff Leibow
  • And more artists to be announced!

There will also be an unforgettable auction featuring Theatre packages, Restaurant packages, Golf packages, Spa packages and more. Register for the auction HERE.



A series of Concerts aimed at ending Neurofibromatosis

Jeff and Melody Leibow created the NF Hope Concerts in 2011 after their daughter, Emma, was diagnosed with Neurofibromatosis (or NF) at the age of nine months old. NF is a genetic disorder of the nervous system characterized by tumors that can grown on any nerve in the body at any time. Symptoms range in severity from benign to severe and include attention and learning issues, blindness, deafness, chronic pain, deformation, cancers and death. NF affects 1 in every 2,500 births making it more common than Cystic Fibrosis, hereditary Muscular Dystrophy, Huntington’s Disease and Tay Sachs combined.

The most challenging aspect for families living with NF is that there is currently no cure and no treatments, which means that the only thing we, as parents, can do is wait for something to happen and hope that it never does. For that reason, Jeff and Melody founded the NF Hope Concert in 2011 because neither of them wanted to just wait.

This concert is what they do for Emma and the 128,000 living with NF in the US alone, when in truth, there is very little they can do. The NF Hope Concerts, which started in Las Vegas, have now expanded into New York and Chicago, and 100% of the proceeds from all of them go to Neurofibromatosis Network, a nonprofit dedicated to helping individuals with NF.



Save the dates for our 2022 NF Hope Concert series! Details will be announced in the upcoming weeks and months.
Stay tuned for more information! Learn more about the NF Hope Concert here