Industry News: Baby2Baby's Mother's Day Event, Wolfgang Puck's Meal Kits, Robin Hood and iHeart Media's Star-Studded Telethon, and More

NATIONAL: Nonprofit organization Baby2Baby will host an Instagram Live event on May 9. Featuring attendees such as Jessica Alba, Chrissy Tiegen, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Busy Philipps, the Mother's Day-focused event will support families impacted by the COVID-19 crisis.

LOS ANGELES: Starting today, Wolfgang Puck Catering has begun offering curbside pickup of meal kits, comfort food such as mac 'n' cheese, fresh produce boxes, and beer and wine selections. Contactless pickup takes place at the Hollywood & Highland garage valet.

For information on upcoming events in Los Angeles, visit Masterplanner: masterplanneronline.com/losangeles

MIAMI/SOUTH FLORIDA: Mentalist Wayne Hoffman has launched two new virtual options: a virtual mind-reading and illusion show called "Distant Deceptions," and a virtual adaption of his keynote "The Power and Potential of the Human Mind." Hoffman is based in Estero but is available for events around the world.

NASHVILLE: The Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp has hired Jennifer Sullivan as director of its mid-Atlantic regional office, based in Washington, D.C. Sullivan previously worked for Destination Cleveland. 

NEW YORK: Robin Hood and iHeartMedia are teaming up to host the "Rise Up New York!" telethon on May 11. The hourlong event, which will help the city's response to COVID-19, will be hosted by Tina Fey and feature appearances from the likes of Barbra Streisand, Jake Gyllenhaal, Robert De Niro, and Governor Andrew Cuomo. 

The Rockaway Hotel is slated to open this summer in Rockaway Beach in Queens. The 84,000-square-foot hotel will consist of 53 guest rooms, along with eight fully furnished, extended-stay suites, plus more than 25,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor event spaces.

For information on upcoming events in New York, visit Masterplanner: masterplanneronline.com/newyork

With contributions from Ashton Pike in Atlanta, Claire Hoffman in Los Angeles, and Michele Laufik in New York.

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