Monday, November 26, 2012

Holiday Benefit Concert for Hurricane Sandy relief

Hurricane Sandy's devastation. | Breezy Point, NY
Remember that big, nasty broad who barreled her way through the Northeast? Yes, I'm talking about Hurricane Sandy.

Weeks later, there are many who are still struggling in her aftermath. Many are without homes and are staying with family, friends or in shelters - while others who did not lose their homes are still ... yep, weeks later ... without power or heat. Without heat! You get that, right? Tomorrow's high temp is forecasted to only reach 38 degrees.

I simply can't imagine what life continues to be like for these folks.

As our family prepares for the coming holidays - decorating, celebrating and giving to one another - we can't help but feel the need to give more to relief efforts. Especially as we remember those whom the holidays will simply pass by, this year.

To that end, Jenn and I have chosen to forego our Holiday Party. Instead, we have put together a Holiday Benefit Concert, in conjunction with Saint John's Episcopal Church, Brooklyn, to raise much needed funds for the continued Hurricane Sandy relief efforts.

Here are the details - get your calendar out and mark them in ... yes, do it now.

Holiday Benefit Concert
Presented by Saint John's Church, Brooklyn
Father C.H. Powers, Rector
Cryder Bankes III, Music Director

Please join us for a festive concert of holiday favorites ... including some sing-a-longs ... 
followed by a light reception.

Saturday, December 15, 2012 at 7:00 PM
Saint John's Church
139 St. Johns Place, Brooklyn
(St. Johns Place, just west of 7th Avenue)

Featuring Saint John's Soloists:
Mary Jane Dingledy, soprano
James Newman, bass baritone
Angela Pinti, soprano

With Special Guests:
Benjamin Larsen, cello
Jenn Newman, soprano
Heather Peterson, mezzo soprano

All proceeds of a free will offering will go to benefit Hurricane Sandy relief efforts.

So, again, mark those calendars... come get your healthy dose of Holiday Cheer and give to an extremely worthy cause.

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