Bristal Assisted Living will donate $25,000 worth of tickets towards comedian Jerry Seinfeld’s benefit performance on Dec. 19 at NYCB Theater in Westbury, with all proceeds going to aid those providing relief to the victims of super storm Sandy and many of those hard hit by the storm’s devastation.
“Long Islanders, who have been on the front line of not one but two major storms, could use a good laugh right about now — and no one does it better than Long Island’s favorite comedic son, Jerry Seinfeld,” said Jan Burman, president of Bristal Assisted Living Communities. “We are honored to ensure that many of those who have borne the brunt of this storm will get seats up front and personal at a concert where all proceeds are going to local charities.”
The Bristal Assisted Living will be transferring $25,000 worth of tickets to the Office of Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano and several of Long Island’s hard hit south shore townships for distribution to first responders and many of those who have lost their homes to Hurricane Sandy. These include the Towns of Hempstead, Oyster Bay, Babylon and the City of Long Beach.
In the tradition of Hope and Crosby
“This is an incredibly generous act by the Bristal, and I know I speak on behalf of the many that will benefit from this offer that the laughs will be mixed with tears,” said Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano. “We invite other corporations seeking to help restore our sense of humor to follow Bristal’s lead and help fill the house. Words cannot describe how grateful we are for Jerry Seinfeld and his colleague, Colin Quinn in offering this selfless benefit production. It is in the tradition of other great comedians such as Bob Hope and Bing Crosby who traveled to the furthest battlefields of World War II to bring laughter to those Americans who faced a bleak future. This is exactly what we needed as we come back from devastated communities, destroyed homes, lost family mementos, repeated utility failures and worse.”
Seinfeld, along with Quinn, will be donating 100 percent of the proceeds from that show, in addition to previously sold-out performances at the Walt Whitman Theater in Brooklyn and at the St. George Theater in Staten Island to local relief organizations.
“I grew up on Long Island, and New York City is home,” said Seinfeld. “This is a tough time for this area, and we’re just glad to be able to help in the recovery.”
To buy a ticket for the 7 p.m. December 19 performance go to http://www.stubhub.com/jerry-seinfeld-tickets. As of press time, the Herald did not receive a response as to how and when the free tickets will be distributed by the county and the townships.