Benefit Performance Of SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER Comes to the John W. Engeman Theater at Northport
On Tuesday, July 23 at 8pm, the John W. Engeman Theater at Northport will host a special benefit performance of Saturday Night Fever to benefit the Village of Northport and promote clean waterways in the Northport Harbor.
In honor of the 125th anniversary of the incorporation of the Village of Northport, the John W. Engeman Theater will donate 100% of the ticket proceeds of the July 23rd performance of Saturday Night Fever to the village to promote clean waterways through the procurement of an Oyster/Clam FLUPSY in partnership with Cornell Cooperative Extension's Marine Program.
The F.L.U.P.S.Y. or Floating Upwelling System is a shellfish growing machine. Typically built like a rectangular dock, the FLUPSY is able to grow up to 500,000 oysters in a season by holding large amounts of shellfish in square containers suspended off the harbor bottom. Once the oysters grow to one and one-half inches, they will be seeded throughout Northport Harbor.
"Since the inception of the 125th Anniversary Committee last fall, Kevin O'Neill has been fully committed to our mission to promote clean waterways and return Northport Harbor to its natural state of health," said Mercy Smith, Trustee for the Village of Northport. "Hosting this benefit performance is a testament to that commitment of community partnership and truly demonstrates the amazing generosity of The John W. Engeman Theater."
In addition to the funds that will be raised by the benefit, organizations and businesses within the community have put forth donations in support of the project.
"Giving has become contagious! Upon learning about the benefit's purpose, Linda Armyn, Senior Vice President of Corporate Development, at Bethpage Federal Credit Union and Peter Howard, President of the Northport Police Benevolent Association have also donated significant funds to ensure the Flupsy project is a success!" said Smith.
Doors open at 7pm that evening. To purchase tickets for the show, visit EngemanTheater.com or call (631) 261-2900.