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    HAUPPAUGE, NY – Tuesday, May 31, 2016 – The music of Harry Chapin will once again fill the summer night at Eisenhower Park in East Meadow on Monday, July 18th led by songwriter, musician Stuart Markus and several Long Island folk and rock artists performing the songs of the late singer, Grammy Award-winning songwriter and social activist at the annual “Just Wild About Harry” tribute concert.  The show will feature numerous artists including Markus and his group Gathering Time performing some of Chapin’s classic songs including “Taxi,” “W.O.L.D.,” and “Cat’s in the Cradle”.  Concertgoers are asked to bring donations of nonperishable food to support Long Island Cares, Inc., the regional food bank and humanitarian organization founded by Harry Chapin in 1980.

    wild about harry“The annual Harry Chapin Tribute Concert in Eisenhower Park is always a very special event for all of us at Long Island Cares because so many of Harry’s fans attend and are extremely supportive of Long Island Cares and the work we do to assist the more than 316,000 Long Islanders struggling with domestic hunger and high food insecurity,” said Paule Pachter, Chief Executive Officer.  “This year’s concert takes on additional meaning for Long Island Cares because we’re commemorating the 35th Anniversary of Harry Chapin’s passing on July 16, 1981, and Stuart Markus and the other talented performers featured have been keeping Harry’s musical legacy very much alive on Long Island for so many years.” 

    Long Island Cares staff and volunteers will be collecting donations of non-perishable food at the Long Island Cares’ tent at the entrance to The Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre and also selling t-shirts, Harry Chapin CD’s and distributing literature about the organizations’ programs and services.  The program begins at 7:30 pm and is free and open to the public.


    For press inquiries, please contact Robin S. Amato, CFRE, Chief Development Officer at 631-582-3663 ext. 103.



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