Summer Together to host “Stronger Together,” a festive concert and fundraiser

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The Willow Interfaith Choir will be one of the groups performing at Wednesday's concert and fundraiser. (Photo courtesy of Long Island Together)

It’s cold outside but get ready to celebrate summer at a fun and festive concert in support of “Summer Together 2019” on Wednesday, Dec. 12, 7–8:30 p.m. at Dolphin Bookshop & Cafe.  

Last year 57 children experienced one week of local summer camp and 19 families enjoyed seasonal family pool memberships at Manorhaven Park thanks to a new community effort called Summer Together that helps Port families in need of economic assistance. This fundraiser, entitled “Welcoming the Stranger: Stronger Together,” is the launch event for our 2019 summer program. 

Performers will include local groups from different faiths and backgrounds including interfaith choirs, Bach to Rock bands, Latin Jazz, Sufi music, traditional Korean Gayageumzither and more. Holiday music also will be featured. 

“This will be a fun and culturally diverse event supporting a great cause,” said event organizer Dilia Kamensky of activist group Long Island Together. “What better way to celebrate the holidays than to come out in support of Port families.”

Summer Together is a consortium of community groups led by Long Island Together and in partnership with the Parent Resource Center. Other members include Littig House, Padres in Accion, The Community Synagogue, Temple Beth Israel Social Action Committee, Reconstructionist Synagogue of the North Shore, Port Together, St. Peter of Alcantara Social Ministry and Our Lady of Fatima Social Outreach.

Donations will be accepted by check and in cash at the event. To make an online donation or for instructions on mailing a check, visit http://summertogether.longislandtogether.org. Donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. For further questions call Allison White at 917-848- 4861 or Raju Rajan at 917-940-9556, or email summertogether@longislandtogether.org.

The Dolphin Bookshop has generously offered its cafe space to host the event. Food, snacks, cold and hot drinks, and books will be available for purchase.

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