Emmy Award winning television news reporter Magee Hickey and the Hickey family proudly present a special evening of cabaret with singers Stacy Sullivan, Natalie Douglas, Jamie Owens and special guest stars, on Saturday, April 13, with proceeds to benefit the children of Astor Services for Children & Families’ Lawrence F. Hickey Center for Child Development in the Bronx, New York. The center provides early childhood and mental health services to 3-to-5-year-olds with emotional and cognitive challenges.
With this ninth annual fundraiser, Hickey continues the legacy of support to Astor’s children by her father, Lawrence F. Hickey, for whom the Hickey Center (formerly the Little Red Schoolhouse) was named in honor of his integral work in establishing the center and support of Astor’s children.
“The older I get, the more I realize what a truly wonderful, special man my father was,” said Hickey. “Lawrence Hickey spent his entire life helping other people, whether it was his family, his co-workers or the children in the schools run by Astor Services. His was a life of total selflessness and it is our pleasure, the four children of Lawrence Hickey, Elizabeth, Frank, Jane and myself, to raise money for the Lawrence F. Hickey Center for Child Development. Both my parents loved children and music, so this 9th annual cabaret fundraiser seems like a perfect tribute to my father and the wonderful work being done by Astor.”
The Saturday, April 13, event will take place at The Manor Club, 1023 Esplanade, Pelham, New York. A reception is scheduled for 4 p.m., with the show beginning at 5 p.m. Tickets are $85 for general admission ($75 early bird special before March 30) and $160 for show admission and a post-cabaret VIP reception ($150 before March 30). Astor’s major sponsors include Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New York, Protiviti, M&T Bank, Adams Fairacre Farms, McCarthy’s Pharmacy, Mutual of America and Rose & Kiernan, Inc. The event sponsors include Ms. LeeAnn Black, event sponsor; Ms. Patti Kenner, transportation sponsor; and Ms. Pauline Barfield, wine sponsor.