A Perfect Pair – Music & Charity

February is the month of LOVE and we LOVE these Charity Events in Westchester! Here are four we think are worth mentioning. We’ve added links to the foundations. If you can’t attend, please find it in your heart to donate to these wonderful foundations.

dog-shelter.jpgOn Sunday, February 11th at Garcia’s in Port Chester from 2:00pm-6:00pm, there is My Furry Valentine: A benefit for Paws Crossed Animal Rescue.  The Paws Crossed 2nd Annual FriendRaiser, “MY FURRY VALENTINE”, will be a festive afternoon filled with something for everyone: Live music by The Julie Corbalis Band and Steve’s Dirty String Jam, delicious hors d’oeuvres and desserts, silent auction and raffle prizes perfect for your special Valentine, and a Kids Crafts table!  All proceeds go to the Paws Crossed Animal Rescue!  

Paws Crossed Animal Rescue’s mission is to “Rescue One by One Until There are None.” We fulfill our mission through rescue, rehabilitation, rehoming, advocacy, collaboration and education. They are a private organization who relies on donations, grants and fundraising events for our income; we do not receive Federal, State or Local assistance.


On February 25th, starting at 3pm, at Pete’s Saloon & Restaurant in Elmsford, there is a Benefit for PLS (Primary Lateral Schlerosis) which is a version of ALS a/k/a Lou Gehrig’s Disease.  Please join us for an afternoon of love and great music featuring three great Westechester bands: Class Action, Rattlin’ & Slick Trixie!  If you haven’t heard or seen these bands play, here is a great opportunity on a Sunday afternoon!  Bring the kids, enjoy Sunday Brunch and rock out to a great cause! It’s only a $20 donation at the door with 100% of all proceeds donated to the PLS foundation!


On March 4th there is a Benefit for the Flood Sisters Kidney Foundation at Tarrytown Music Hall in Tarrytown, NY.   Performing will be Oak & Ash and a unique opportunity to experience Rock Legend Jon Bon Jovi in the intimate setting of the Tarrytown Music Hall, and to support the mission of the Flood Sisters Kidney Foundation. Jon Bon Jovi & Friends will perform a 45 minute set.
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Tickets are $175-$500 – Premium $1,000. *Premium Tickets include a pre-show reception. There will be no Meet & Greet with Jon Bon Jovi.  Tickets on Sale Monday, Feb. 12th.


On March 29th at Garcia’s in Port Chester there are several band playing at Music Heals – A Benefit Delivering Music to Children in Need.  The music will include Short Bus (one of Fairfield County’s best cover bands), Fingersleeve (with a signature tone, groove, and twang and boasting a catalog of original roots-rockers and choice covers) and CJR Band (a Fairfield County rock band covering hard rock from the 70’s to current day).

Proceeds from this show will go to The Mangold Music Foundation.  Providing the gift of music to sick and underprivileged children! The goal of the Mangold Music Foundation is to create music in the lives of children in need of hope; to put guitars and ukuleles in the hands of hospitalized children, to create music programs in underprivileged communities where the arts have been removed, to bring the gift of music to those who cannot afford the opportunity.

It takes 30 instruments to fill a pediatric cancer ward with music. It takes 10 guitars, 10 music stands, and 10 lesson books to create music programs for 50 children. The Mangold Music Foundation is a non-profit organization set out to bring music to those in need.