Strand Board to Honor First Responders – Show Your Appreciation!

Posted on July 9, 2019 By

Need help? They are usually the first on the scene to help! To show everyone’s appreciation, the board of The Strand Center for the Arts, Lakewood, is holding A Salute to Our First Responders on Wednesday, August 14, 2019, in The Strand Gallery, 400 Clifton Avenue, Lakewood, N.J., with dinner and an open bar from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m., and an awards ceremony following in the theater at 8:15 p.m. After the awards ceremony, guests are welcome to enjoy a cash bar in the Strand Gallery.

The honorees include the Ocean County Sheriff’s Department, the Lakewood Police Department, the Lakewood Volunteer Fire Department, The Lakewood Fire Department, the Lakewood Volunteer First Aid, The Lakewood First Aid EMS, the Lakewood Office of Emergency Management, Hatzolah, the Lakewood Civilian Safety Watch, Chaveirim, the Police Benevolent Association, and Bikur Cholim.

Tickets cost $100.00 each and include a Kosher buffet dinner catered by Pizza Plus, an open bar during dinner, and entertainment by Acoustic NRG. Journal ads ra0nge from $75 to $500. Sponsorships range from $1,000 to $5000 and feature marquee recognition for six months, full page journal ads, and appreciate event tickets.

R.S.V.P. to Mail checks payable to Strand Ventures, Inc. at The Strand Center for the Arts, 400 Clifton Avenue, Lakewood, NJ 08701 Attn: Heidi DeFabritus. Visit or call the box office at (732) 367-7789, Ext. 216. The box office is opened on Fridays 2:00 to 6:00 p.m.

About The Strand Theater The historic Strand Theater, a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit at 400 Clifton Ave., Lakewood, was designed by world-renowned theater architect Thomas Lamb in 1922 and is listed on the N.J. and National Register of Historic Places. The Strand offers year-round entertainment in plush, air-conditioned surroundings. It is a perfect venue to showcase comedians, musicals, dinner theater, stars from television and movies, and legendary musical entertainers. The reception gallery includes a catering facility for 80 people, a dance floor, and restrooms. It is ideal for theater-in-the-round, smaller events and receptions.

Designed by world-renowned theater architect Thomas Lamb, The Strand Center for the Arts, 400 Clifton Avenue, Lakewood, N.J., opened in 1922. Pearl Bailey, Dionne Warwick, Milton Berle, Ronnie Spector, Taylor Swift, George Carlin, and many, many more have entertained the public on its stage since its grand opening.