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Celebrities will attend a fundraiser to raise money for Puerto Rico on Oct. 4.

Updated on Oct. 4, 2:35 p.m. 

A museum in Long Island City is looking to raise money for Puerto Ricans affected by Hurricane Maria.

The Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief Fundraiser will be hosted at MoMA PS1 tonight. The fundraiser was announced by Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer on Twitter last week. All proceeds from the event will go to the Hurricane Maria Community Relief & Recovery Fund.

To attend the event, which takes place from 6 to 8 p.m. at 22-25 Jackson Ave., those interested must RSVP and donate a minimum of $20 at the door. Van Bramer and Klaus Biesenbach, director of MoMA PS1, are scheduled to speak.

While Lady Gaga, James Franco and other celebrities were listed on a flyer promoting the event, a spokesperson for MoMA PS1 said they are not scheduled to attend.

Franco recorded a video asking people to donate to the cause.

There have been several fundraisers around the borough to help victims of Hurricane Maria. Queens firehouses and precincts are collecting supplies while Citi Field acted as a drop-off center for donations last week. A Middle Village church is also collecting supplies to send to the ravaged island.


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