Your childhood dream? To save the world, obviously. Tell Superman to retire — you’ve got your own cool powers, secret identities, and requisite tasks in mind.
The Dauntless Dress Donator
Superpower: You manage to fit a zillion dresses into your infinitesimally small Manhattan closet.
Your task: Donate some to the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Pediatric Prom Dress Drive (1233 York Avenue, between 66th and 67th Streets, 1st floor, suite b101; 212-639-7389) April 8-9, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., and ensure great prom pictures for the center’s young cancer patients.
The Brave Benefit-ress
Superpower: You can stay up past midnight dancing, sip a dozen cocktails, and still look ravishing the next day at work — no easy feat.
Your task: Attend the StreetWise Partners Gatsby Glamour Gala at the Prince George Ballroom on April 6. Your propensity for parties will guarantee the mentorship of a Wall Street pro for a low-income individual (and maybe even secure his/her future).
The Hunger Hulkette
Superpower: Come lunchtime at the office you’re the one getting everyone’s deliveries in order. A thankless job. But somebody’s got to do it.
Your task: Tell the gang that on May 17 their lunch money is going to City Harvest. Using your powers of effortless persuasion, alert them to the fact that just $25 can help feed a NYC child this summer.
The Emerald Escort
Superpower: Despite living in New York for three years, you still know how to drive.
Your task: Join the fleet of cars and vans of RightRides and transport women safely to their doors at night — for free.
Superpower: You have “the eye,” also known as intuition, foresight, and good taste in art.
Your task: Head to Charles Nolan (30 Gansevoort Street, between Hudson and Washington Streets; 212-924-4888) and purchase a beautifully framed sculpture made by students of the Saint Catherine of Genoa School on 153rd Street to support inner-city school programs.
See? You can save the world and justify buying that As Four unitard. Rush to the nearest phone booth, tear off your overworked Theory suit, and show NYC who’s boss.