FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
COASTAL MARINE RESOURCE CENTER TO HOST BENEFIT AT EAST RIVER PARK WITH INTERNATIONAL RECORDING ARTIST MOBY
New York, NY, June 30, 2006 – The Coastal Marine Resource Center (CMRC) will hold its Annual Fundraiser at the East River Park Amphitheater on July 13th, 2006 from 6:30 to 9:30 PM to raise awareness for coastal conservation and public waterfront access. The evening will feature a performance by CMRC Benefit Host, V2 Records recording artist Moby and will honor Stewards of the Estuary Lillian Borrone and Vice Admiral Paul Gaffney for their work on the U.S. Commission on Ocean Policy.
East River Park is a truly phenomenal waterfront resource hidden on the far eastern shore of lower Manhattan. The park is one of the biggest in New York and contains miles of waterfront public access and multiple athletic and cultural facilities. However, many amenities including the waterfront walkway and amphitheater have fallen into disrepair. Recent efforts by community groups have started the process of rebuilding, but significant resources are needed to make the Park fully functional and accessible.
The CMRC is proud to partner with sponsors Patagonia, Nautica, Outside Magazine, 3R Living and NYC Department of Parks and Recreation. The evening is being produced by Penta Dynamic Solutions and guests will enjoy hor d'oeuvres, cocktails by Leblon Rum and waterfront dancing as Moby performs with vocalist Laura Dawn and guitarist Daron Murphy. For more information please visit www.thecmrc.org.
About Moby: Moby started his musical career in 1982, playing hardcore punk with the Vatican Commandos. Since then he's DJ'ed, written classical music for movies, made dance and rock records, performed at the Winter Olympics and sold 15 million records. He recently wrote music for Richard Kelly's movie “Southland Tales” and will release a greatest hits album this fall. Learn more at www.moby.com.
About The Coastal Marine Resource Center: The Coastal Marine Resource Center is a 501.c.3 non-profit organization dedicated to the conservation of the New York – New Jersey Harbor Bight. For additional information and to purchase tickets for the CMRC Benefit, please visit http://www.thecmrc.org/.
Contact: Joel Banslaben, MPA
Executive Director, Coastal Marine Resource Center of New York
646-515-9290 or firstname.lastname@example.org