Show Business and Sports Who’s Who Support MSG’s Garden of Dreams Thursday at Radio City
By: Ellis Nassour
MSG Entertainment, the Garden of Dreams Foundation and icons of the entertainment and sports world will celebrate the Garden of Dreams talent show, "Musical Dreams," on the great stage at Radio City Music Hall Thursday at 7 P.M. [red carpet arrivals, 6 P.M.]. The event is free and open to the public [See ticket distribution information below.]
MSG Networks’ Jill Martin and Al Trautwig will host the concert showcasing 22 performances from more than 100 children from GOD Foundation partner organizations. Each child will grace the stage with his/her talent – ranging from singers and dancers to jugglers and guitarists.
Among those appearing will be Hank Azaria, Food Network’s Anne Burrell, NYLiberty Essence Carson, NY Giant Victor Cruz, NY Ranger alum Adam Graves, Jared Grimes, CBS anchor Kristine Johnson, Kevin Jonas, Hoda Kotb, Sports Illustrated swimsuit model and Damaris Lewis [recipient of 2015 Garden of Dreams Hero Award], Darryl "DMC" McDaniels, Liam Neeson, Chris Rock, Steve Schirripa, NY Knicks alum John Starks, NY Jet Muhammad Wilkerson, the Rockettes, and numerous others.
Garden of Dreams is a non-profit charity that works closely with all areas of the
MSG Company, including the NY Knicks, Rangers, and Liberty. The foundation works with 25 partner organizations throughout the tri-state area – including hospitals, wish and community-based organizations – to reach children facing challenges such as homelessness, poverty, illness, tragedy, and foster care.
The Garden of Dreams mission is "to truly change lives." There are more than 500 events annually through the GOD Giving program, which provides resources to its partner organizations to help meet critical needs in their service to children. This includes direct support of scholarships, and tangible, targeted community projects such as hospital and community center refurbishments.
The public is invited to come and support the children. Tickets are free. Arrive early at the Music Hall main entrance, where general admission [first come/first served] tickets will be distributed at 6 P.M.