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Summer, Sand & Soul 2017: A Party with a Purpose!

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Pier 701 Restaurant & Bar

701 Piermont Avenue

Piermont, NY 10968

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Join us Sunday afternoon, July 23rd for a Party with a Purpose to benefit critical Children's Programs at the Martin Luther King Multi-Purpose Center, serving at-risk children attending East Ramapo public schools.

Summer, Sand & Soul is two parties in one! Outside, it’s a relaxed summer vibe on deck of Pier701 – featuring the largest waterfront deck in the region – with its own private beach. Inside, we’re bringing back legendary DJ Ruben ("the Bull") Toro, host of the #1 rated Kiss Club Classics (98.7FM) and WBLS-FM, and Temple, to spin classic soul, funk, house, and more.

Tickets will include a entertainment, a full buffet featuring summer favorites, beverages, sangria, courtesy of Pier 701, and craft beer from Defiant Brewing Co. All proceeds will go directly to support the Center's After School Programs. Help us work toward Dr. King's vision of a Beloved Community -- and have a great time doing good.

Sponsors, Donors - A generous donor has given us a challenge grant for this event. We are actively seeking sponsors, or donations from individuals, community groups, and businesses. Please contact Nathan Mungin or Inez Montgomery at 845.425.8910.

Please scroll down for more information about the Martin Luther King Multi-Purpose Center, its mission and impact, as well as photos from last year's event.

The Martin Luther King Multi-Purpose Center has aided underserved residents of Rockland County for over 50 years. The Center (as it is affectionately known), is offers licensed, accredited children’s programs – one of two groups with this designation in the county and one of fifty in NY state. It offers educational assistance, mentoring, socialization skills, arts and tech programs -- and a hot meal. The Center also runs a food pantry, programs for seniors, and partners with a host of local and regional groups to offer vital services – from mobile health services to free tax preparation, voter information, counseling, and much more. The Journal News called the Martin Luther King Multi-Purpose Center a “Bright Spot on the Hill”.


About the Center:

The Martin Luther King Multi-Purpose Center has aided underserved residents of Rockland County for over 50 years. The Center (as it is affectionately known), is offers licensed, accredited children’s programs – one of two groups with this designation in the county and one of fifty in NY state. The Center also runs a food pantry, programs for seniors, and partners with a host of local and regional groups to offer vital services – from mobile health services to free tax preparation, voter information, counseling, and much more. The Journal News called the Martin Luther King Multi-Purpose Center a “Bright Spot on the Hill”.

Our Core Mission

The Martin Luther King Multi-Purpose Center aims to provide supplemental educational, health, cultural, social and recreational programs that empower children, adults and elders to achieve personal success, as they contribute to the building of a stronger, sustainable society.

The Center must navigate a challenging local environment to help sustain one of the most underserved communities in Rockland County. We need your help!

The Center addresses critical needs:

The Martin Luther King Multi-Purpose Center has one of two NYS accredited After-School programs in the County, providing educational assistance, mentoring, socialization skills, and a hot meal for at-risk youth.

  • 80% of the children entering our programs are performing below grade level objectives.
  • 30% of our students have Individualized Educational Plans (IEPs), due to academic or behavioral difficulties.
  • Children in East Ramapo schools test well below NY State, high-need urban schools, and are the lowest in Rockland County NY in math and English Language.

The Center’s Accredited programs help change lives:

  • In 2015 100% of the children attending our program were promoted to their next grade.
  • Students in our Programs demonstrated greater retention of academic gains made during the prior school year.
  • 90% of children and parents have a favorable opinion of the After-School Program.
  • 90% of students demonstrated positive social behavior and fewer disciplinary incidents at school.
  • 85% of students received satisfactory or higher homework marks on grade school reports.
  • 85% of teachers indicated participation After School Program benefitted student performance

Folks relaxing outdoors at our 2016 event.

DJ Ruben Toro is BACK! A veteran of KISS-FM, WBLS, Brooklyn's The Temple and more will spin House, Funk, Soul, R&B classics. (DJ Ruben Toro in blue, with fans)

These women represented in STYLE (Summer, Sand & Soul 2016).

Tony, Obie Award Winner and MacArthur Fellow Bill Irwin (at left) hangs with Tony Earl Jr (MADE) and Nathan Mungin III, the Center's Executive Director.


The Center's 2016 Summer Staff Remind us what it's all about.

The Party's one big celebration of color.

Thank you for keeping our kids in your heart. (Center children visit Liberty Science Center, 2016)



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