Best Buddies is the best

Date: May 05, 2014 Time: 8:00 pm Location:

The New York State division of Best Buddies International hosted their annual benefit concert at Carnegie Hall, in New York City. this year’s event marks performer Elaine Kwon’s fifth year as headliner, founder, and creative director. In addition to Kwon, concert attendees were also treated to performances from singer/pianist Tony DeSare, soprano Angelica de la Riva, and dancer Christopher Erk presenting the TAP Factor. The Tap Factor has also joined forces with Best Buddies New York and Family Residences and Essential Enterprises, Incorporated (FREE) to foster social inclusion by creating integrated, ensemble-based performance opportunities for ten performers with and without intellectual and developmental disabilities.

As one of the first chapters to be established after Shriver founded Best Buddies in 1989, the Best Buddies New York Benefit Concert continues the year-long celebration of the organization’s 25th year of service to individuals with and without intellectual disabilities across the globe.

Another fantastic night of which American Summits could not be more proud and enthusiastic to be a part.

About Best Buddies New York

Best Buddies New York is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization and part of a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Best Buddies also fosters one-to-one friendships with peer volunteers who do not have intellectual disabilities. Best Buddies is a vibrant, international organization that has grown from one original chapter to more than 1,700 college, high school and middle school campuses across the country and internationally. The New York chapter creates opportunities throughout the state of NY in middle schools, high schools, and colleges. Learn more at



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