Today: Rockland Benefit Concert For Newtown

Benefit Concert Featuring Norm Hathaway Big Band: Half of the proceeds will go to Hurricane Sandy Relief for Rockland, other half will go to the Newtown Lions club who will be in attendance


After the Sandy Hook tragedies in Newtown, organizations and locals came up with ways to give back. Lions District 20R-1, which covers Rockland, Northern Westchester and Putnam, is hosting a benefit concert at Tappan Zee High School on Sunday, Jan. 13 from 2 - 4 p.m.

The Lions clubs is the world's largest service organization made up of local groups that volunteer within their communities. 

This benefit concert features Norm Hathaway Big Band, which appears throughout the Metro area and has played return engagements at the Iridium on Broadway, “New York’s Best Jazz Club” and recently appeared on Satruday Night Live.

Tickets can be bought at the door. Half of the proceeds will go to Hurricane Sandy Relief for Rockland County and the other half will go to the Newtown Lions club who will be in attendance

"When Swing Was King" A Big Band Show that will lift your spirits

  • DATE:  Sunday, January 13, 2013 from 2 to 4 pm 
  • PLACE: Tappan Zee High School Auditorium, Orangeburg, NY 10962    
  • TICKETS:  $30/person;   $50/couple;   $20/seniors;   $10 students
  • Call Laurie at 845-893-0040 

"It's going to be neat. I'm really excited," said Barbara Chuck, Nanuet resident and Second Vice District Governor of Lions District 20R-1

Michael Carrieri January 13, 2013 at 02:53 PM
There is absolutely no reason to have fundrasers for Newtown. It is a horrible situation but there is no need for funds to be raised. The Newtown community is a financially secure community. The funds that are donating will only go to fund Newtown Schools, what about our own schools that are cutting programs every year for our children. Again it was a tragic situation but money is not going to do anything for them. Hurricane Sandy is a totally different situation and funds are much needed since insurance companies do not cover everything for the victims!
Michael Gries January 13, 2013 at 06:48 PM
So what's the breakdown of the monies to be received? How much of each dollar goes where? How much to the band, the Newtown community, and the families? Also, what portion of the funds will be used toward the use of our school auditorium, security, cleanup; or are Orangetown taxpayers just expected to pay as part of their tax bill? Also, what politician(s) will take advantage of this podium to further their own career as our representative representing altruism? We The People deserve answers.
Kim Tran January 14, 2013 at 04:26 AM
To my understanding, everything was donated or paid out of the Lions club funds. Half of the proceeds went to Newtown Lions who set up a fund to help pay for counseling for families, teachers and first responders affected by the recent tragedy. The other half will go to Rockland Hurricane Sandy Relief


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