On June 30, the Hamptons communities will have an opportunity to unite and show support while celebrating the lives of people who were affected by the mass shooting at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida.
In the horrific events of June 12, 29-year-old gunman Omar Mateen went on a mass shooting spree, killing 49 people and wounding 53 others. This was the deadliest terrorist attack on US soil since the 9/11 attacks in 2001. In effort to show support, communities across the country are rallying together to help prevent attacks like this in the future.
Muse restaurant owner and chef, Matthew Giuffrida is opening the doors of his Sag Harbor restaurant, Muse in the Harbor, to host a Pulse nightclub benefit. Guests are invited to buy early entrance tickets for $40 in order to have the “full experience,” including access to live performances by East Enders Nancy Atlas, Inda Eaton and others from 7–9:30 p.m. Early entrance tickets will also allow guests to take part in silent and Chinese auctions for local items, events and activities. Hors d’oeuvres will be passed during this early part of the benefit.
Starting at 9:30 p.m., guests with $25 late-night tickets will be able to dance the night away in the “21 and over” portion of the event. DJ Twilo will get the dance floor going, spinning tunes all night, and special drag and dancing performances will also take place.
All proceeds and donations gathered through ticket sales and the auctions will go to the Pulse Employee Recovery Fund, LLC. This fund, established by Pulse Night Club, will provide assistance to employees who were affected by this tragedy. Through this fund, employees will be able to take off work while still meeting their monetary needs.
One Pulse–The Hamptons Support Orlando will take place at Muse in the Harbor, 16 Main Street, Sag Harbor, on Thursday, June 30. Click here for tickets.