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Exclusive: CS4U Checks Out EGPAF’s Annual Kids 4 Kids Family Festival in New York City

IMG_7102The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) celebrated its 20th Kids 4 Kids Family Festival Saturday afternoon (September 27th) at the Field House at Chelsea Piers in New York City.

The event, co-chaired by world-renowned fashion photographer and EGPAF board member Nigel Barker and his wife Cristen Barker, raised funds and awareness for the effort to achieve an AIDS-free generation. “At EGPAF we will do whatever it takes until no child has AIDS, because we know that an AIDS-free generation isn’t just a dream. With your help, we can make it a reality,” said Barker during the event. 

Celebrity attendees at Kids 4 Kids included New York Mets pitcher Matt HarveyMiss Universe Gabriela Isler, Olympic swimmer Matt Targett; and actress and EGPAF celebrity ambassador Fatima Ptacek. Other celebrity guests included cast members from Netflix’s Orange Is the New Black Joel Garland, and Yael StoneClare FoleyZabryna GuevaraJ.W. Cortes, and David Mazouz from Fox’s new series Gotham; Johnny Lee Miller from CBS’s Elementary; and  Kristen Taekman of Real Housewives of New York.

Special activities included classes with the Boston Ballet’s Kathryn Boren and yoga instructor Tara Stiles, graffiti wall art with artist Shantell Martin,and physical activities with Kirk Myers Fitness. Families also experienced interactive games from Disney, created beats with Scratch DJ Academy, and got creative with retailer Skip Hop. Bluegrass band Seven Handle Circus closed the event with an acoustic musical performance. 

CelebSecrets4U hit up the red carpet to chat with the celebrity attendees! Check out our exclusive photos and videos from the event below. For more information on how you can get involved with EGPAF, visit their official website at

Photos: Robbie Joseph/CelebSecrets4U

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Written by Juliet Schroder

Juliet is the founder and executive producer/host of Celeb Secrets and Celeb Secrets Country. When not reporting on the latest news in pop culture and country music, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and exploring the latest fashion trends.

Juliet holds a B.S. in marketing from St. John's University.

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