Art of Giving benefit set for Tuesday

This year’s Art of Giving benefit is set for Tuesday, from 6:30-9 p.m. at Colonial Springs Golf Club in Farmingdale.

The event support  the Wyandanch Plaza Association, a charitable corporation that assists in the revitalization efforts conducted by both private and public organizations within the Wyandanch hamlet.

The association offers programs and events with local partners, including arts and culture organizations. This includes support for the fifth annual Ujamaa Fest, featuring shopping and networking on Sept. 24 from 12-6 p.m.  at Delano Steward Plaza in Wyandanch Village. The event also includes live performances, food trucks, employment opportunities and more.

The goal is to encourage Long Islanders to visit the plaza as a way to catalyze social and economic development through culture and the arts.

The programs and events are designed to enhance the quality of life for residents in the area, helping support a strong positive community identity, a sense of place and pride. The association’s offerings supplement services that are provided by the Town of Babylon and Suffolk County.

This year’s event features several honorees. They include Heather Palmore, chief trial counselor at Napoi Skolnik PLLC/Palmore Law Group. Leg. Jason Richberg  will be recognized for his work as a community leader, including his work mentoring young adults who volunteer their time on local service projects.

Anne Stewart will be honored for her role as a business leader, including her role in bringing Weed and Seed, a Department of Justice program, to Wyandanch as a means of improving quality-of-life issues in the community.

The featured artist is Arielle Dugue, whose work has been displayed at Lakeview Public Library, Uniondale Public Library, Huntington Arts Council, Wilmer Jennings Gallery and other venues.

Live music will be performed by The Christopher Dean Sullivan Band.

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