Moonjumpers Charitable Foundation
Legendary guitarist Mike Flyntz
Get ready to rock ‘n roll with Moonjumpers Charitable Foundation, a new non-profit group created by local community residents that has organized a very special event at Napper Tandy’s Irish Pub in Northport on Thurs. Nov. 17 to raise money to fund the purchase of holiday toys and gifts for underprivileged children.
There’s already a buzz around town about the Nov. 17 event, which will feature the popular rock band, Peter Mazzeo & The Hit Squad, along with several other guest musicians, including the multi-talented keyboardist and singer extraordinaire Danny Kean, who recently cut a new CD.
The event will run from 7:30-10:30 p.m. Tickets, which will be available at the door for $40, include an all-you-can-eat dinner buffet along with unlimited beer, wine and soda. Naturally there will be plenty of dancing, along with raffles and even a 50/50 contest. Those attending will walk away knowing they helped bring joy into the lives of children growing up in poverty who need some good cheer.
Peter Mazzeo-president of Moonjumpers
Moonjumpers, which will mark its public debut with the Nov. 17 event at Napper Tandy’s, is partnering with the Family Service League and Tri-CYA on the gift-giving initiative. A crowd of several hundred charity minded rock n’ roll lovers is expected to attend.
The holidays are a special time of year for folks of all ages. They seem to take on a unique meaning for children, who never fail to get excited and enthusiastic over the mere mention of the word “toys.” The lights, the decorations, the uplifting music and movies, it all helps create a festive atmosphere.
“Yet, the sad fact is that even in a rich society like ours, there are far more families struggling to survive than most of us want to admit,” said Peter Mazzeo, president of the new organization. “That’s where Moonjumpers intends to make its presence felt.”
The new foundation is a registered New York State non-profit organization. Its 501(c) tax-exempt status is pending with the Internal Revenue Service. Moonjumpers intends to support initiatives designed to improve the quality of life of children and families that cry out for community support along with injured war veterans and others in need.
Organizers of the Nov. 17 event said the crowd won’t be disappointed by the incredible array of musical talent on stage. “These are some of the best professional musicians in the business,” Mazzeo said. “It’s going to be a great show and a really fun night.”
Nov. 17 event