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See '12-12-12' Simulcast Live at Port Washington Theater

Tickets are free, but on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Port Washington Cinemas is one of five Clearview theaters in Nassau County where viewers can see the “12-12-12” Concert for Sandy Relief simulcast live. The presentation is free of charge to all attendees and complimentary refreshments will be served.

"12-12-12"  will take place on Wednesday, Dec. 12, at 7:30 p.m. at Madison Square Garden in New York. The all-star lineup includes Bon Jovi, Eric Clapton, Dave Grohl, Billy Joel, Alicia Keys, Chris Martin, Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, Eddie Vedder, Roger Waters, Kanye West, The Who and Paul McCartney, and artists still to be announced.

All of the money raised will go to The Robinhood Foundation's Sandy Relief Fund, helping those hit hardest by the superstorm. 

The event will be simulcast in movie theaters in areas affected by Sandy throughout the tri-state region.

In addition to Port Washington, other participating theaters include Clearview Cinemas in Babylon, Baldwin, Franklin Square and Great Neck; as well as the National Amusements Multiplex in Farmingdale and National Amusements Island 16 Cinema de Lux in Holtsville will.  Select theatres from Bow Tie Cinemas, Frank Theatres, Marquee Cinemas, National Amusements and Rave Cinemas will also participate. 

Free tickets are available now at the participating theater box offices, and will be distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis. Doors at the movie theaters open at 6:45 p.m., and the show is expected to run until approximately 11:30 p.m.

The concert is being produced by James Dolan, executive chairman of The Madison Square Garden Company; John Sykes, president of Clear Channel Entertainment Enterprises; and Harvey Weinstein, co-founder and chairman of The Weinstein Company. 

“The live simulcast of this historic benefit concert in movie theatres will provide a welcome opportunity for those people still recovering from the devastation to have an enjoyable and much-needed night out,” Dolan, John and Weinstein said in a joint statement. “Seeing this incredible all-star lineup on the big screen and hearing it in surround sound will certainly make for a memorable evening.”

The concert is being presented by Chase. A press release issued by Clearview Cinemas states that “thanks to the generosity of concert organizers, sponsors, and Robin Hood’s board of directors say that “every single penny from ticket purchases and donations will go to serve the victims of Hurricane Sandy through the Robin Hood Relief Fund, which is providing money, material and know-how to local organizations that are serving families and individuals in the regions hardest hit by the storm.”

For more information, visit 121212concert.org.

bob young December 06, 2012 at 02:17 PM
after hearing that the American red cross was putting up rescue workers in $350/night rooms at the so ho grand hotel, im a little skeptical of all these fund raising events and charities and how the money is used. For example, the executive director, David Saltzman, of the Robinhood foundation makes over $500k per annum please a generous expense account. Seems a bit excessive for a charity. I also reflect on all the billions raised, plus the billions of taxpayer money that went to charitable funds on behalf of the 9/11 victims. Between what the US govt compensated the victims, plus all the private chartities that raised money on behalf of the victims, more then $3.5 million per 9/11 victim was raised or paid out by govt. Two things: first was all that money necessary for the victims? I assume many of the victims of 9/11 had generous life insurance plans to take care of their loved ones. Secondly, how was all that money even used? did much of it go to compensate people like David Saltzman, or even more outrageous expenditures?
Port North Resident December 07, 2012 at 12:14 AM
This is why I donate money to the Salvation Army rather than the Red Cross as more of the money I donate goes to help people and not pay salaries I also agree that the President of the Red Cross shouldn't be making $565,000 per year, plus expenses when those dollars should be going to disaster victims. The head of the Salvation Army by contrast only earns 79,000 per year. As charities these worthwhile agencies can do whatever the please in compensating their employees, but I can also choose to give money where it does the most good and unfortunately it is not the Red Cross.
Port North Resident December 07, 2012 at 01:22 AM
I am very consistent, I believe that money donated for charity should be going to disaster victims and not to pay outrageous salaries, no matter who is the head of the organization. When I donate money I am not doing it to pay for someone's expense account! This is why I am a big fan of the Salvation Army where the CEO is paid a decent but not outrageous salary and the money I donate goes to help people not pay for a gold platted lifestyle for their CEO.
bob young December 07, 2012 at 01:24 AM
no sense in screaming about anything. thats why i choose not to donate to organizations like the red cross or the robinhood foundation

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