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Thursday, October 23, 2014
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All-day music festival to benefit Baldwin schools
Baldwinpalooza, an all-day music festival, will raise private money to support public schools. Many arts, sports and extracurricular programs were cut from the district curriculum for the 2013-14 school year.

Baldwinpalooza, an all-day music festival that will raise funds for Baldwin schools, is set for Aug. 17, from noon to 8 p.m., on the high school football field at 841 Ethel T. Kloberg Drive. The lineup of musical acts includes Grammy-nominated Baldwin residents, BHS alumni from 1971 to 2013 as well as current students and teachers. The music will range from rock ’n’ roll to R&B, ska, rap, alternative, jazz, a cappella and more. (See flier for complete lineup.)

A full slate of non-musical diversions will accompany the concert, including presentations by the LEARN fitness and nutrition center and Lucie B’s Jump N’ Fun, face painting by Agostino Arts and martial arts tips and demonstrations from Shunato Karate. (The martial arts school will also donate a portion of proceeds from any new signups to Baldwin Schools.)

Proceeds from Baldwinpalooza will go directly to the Baldwin Foundation for Education and Baldwin4Chlildren.org, which are working in tandem to raise funds to pay for the numerous sports, arts and music programs that were eliminated from Baldwin’s 2013-14 school budget. Concert sponsors already include Realtor Sue Cools, the New World Music Center, Collectors Coins & Jewelry, Shunato Karate, Baldwin Friends of Music, the Baldwin Teachers Association, Laura and John Curran, the Christian Family Worship Center, Mahler Realty, Assemblyman Brian Curran, Councilwoman Angie Cullin and County Executive Ed Mangano.

Those who are interesting in making donations can find more information at www.Baldwin4Children.org or through the district superintendent’s office, at (516) 377-9200.

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