Bay Street to host benefit for victims of Typhoon Haiyan

A section of the poster for the concert to benefit the Philippines.
A section of the poster for the concert to benefit the Philippines.

Suffolk County Legislator Jay Schneiderman and Bay Street Theatre will be holding a benefit concert this Sunday to raise money for Red Cross aid for victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.

The concert will be held at 7 p.m. on Nov. 24.

Mr. Scheiderman and WPPB radio host Bonnie Grice will co-host the program, which will include performances by Nancy Atlas, Inda Eaton, The Vandettas, Lola, Gene Casey, Joe Delia and the Thieves, Rick Davies, and other bands that have not yet been announced. There is a suggested donation of $25, but the organizers say “any and all amounts are appreciated.”

“We are so pleased how everyone has volunteered to put this together quickly,” says Tracy Mitchell, Executive Director for Bay Street Theatre. “Our producer Gary Hygom is always willing to book and coordinate all the bands, clear sets, and do whatever it takes to make these benefit evenings happen. And Jay Schneiderman is always on the phone to me immediately following any large disaster to see if we can work together and provide support from Suffolk County residents to people in need. It’s nice to be able to help.”

Potential volunteers can contact Bay Street Theatre’s Volunteer Coordinator, Barbara Oldak at barbara@baystreet.org. WPPB is planning a live simulcast of the concert, with a phone bank to take donations.

Crossroads Music is helping with the sound gear and several local restaurants have volunteered to feed the musicians, and there will also be a raffle to help raise funds for the Red Cross. Bay Street is also asking East Enders who have family and friends in the Philippines to join in the event.

For those unable to attend, Bay Street will be accepting checks payable to the Red Cross at the box office through the evening of Nov. 24. The Box Office is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m.

The event organizers are adding updated information at their Facebook page.

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2 thoughts on “Bay Street to host benefit for victims of Typhoon Haiyan

  • November 20, 2013 at 7:52 am
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    What about our own country? We have thousands of tornado victims and you’re worried about the Philippines!!! Those people hate us. TAKE CARE OF OUR OWN FIRST!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    • November 20, 2013 at 8:29 am
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      Hi, Mike, I’m sorry to hear about your xenophobia. If you want to organize a tornado benefit, I’m sure we’ll all come out to support you.

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