Algonquin Performance to Raise Funds for the Manasquan Hurricane Restoration Fund
Superstorm Sandy left the people of Manasquan in shock and disbelief. With over 60 percent of borough homes affected by the ravages of the storm, many houses were destroyed and business severely damaged.
Decades of beachfront washed away in a matter of hours leaving sand and debris blocks away from the shore. Double digit tidal surges left catastrophic flooding of historical proportions in residential areas never imagined.
But as Mayor Dempsey proclaims “The people of Manasquan have chosen not to allow ourselves stay down, but rather rise above and rebuild for a new day. We’ve pulled ourselves up by our bootstraps to get ready for a new year and a better future.”
On January 5, 2013, at 8 p.m., Algonquin Arts Theatre, working in conjunction with the Borough of Manasquan will host “Manasquan: A New Day” a gala performance like none other before it. All ticket and ad sales from the event will go toward “Manasquan Hurricane Restoration Fund” to help rebuilding Manasquan’s beaches and public facilities.
Algonquin Arts Theatre is currently working to arrange a special evening including talented jazz, rock, dance and musical theatre performers. Acts will be announced on a rolling basis as they are confirmed on the Algonquin and Borough of Manasquan Facebook pages and websites.
“We’re looking forward to working with our community to stage this special evening to mark the continued recovery efforts as 2013 begins,“ said Algonquin Arts Theatre Executive Director William Whitefield. “We’re looking forward to a marquee lineup of performers coming together to both raise needed funds for restoration and – just as importantly – lift the spirit of the community.”
Reserved seating is available for $25, and a limited number of VIP tickets that include a pre-show reception are $75 per person. Tickets can be purchased from the Algonquin Arts Theatre Box Office by calling 732-528-9211 or online at algonquinarts.org.
Information on sponsorship and the event’s ad journal is available on the Borough of Manasquan website click here.
Mayor Dempsey concluded, “What transpired over the last month is nothing short of a miracle. Although we are moving forward, the road to full recovery will take considerable time and money. But there is no doubt in my mind that we will be back and better than before.”