The Kit McLure Band to perform at NCC’s 50th Anniversary Gala

March 3, 2018 ~ 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

New Community Corporation

50th Aniversary Gala

Featured entertainment

The Kit McLure Band

Meadowlands Hilton, East Rutherford, NJ

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The Kit McClure Band is as dedicated to keeping a dance floor full as to providing a great show in the concert hall. The band’s music ranges from transcriptions of Frank Sinatra and Duke Ellington’s popular works to the soulful grooves of Aretha Franklin, James Brown, and Beyoncé. As a dance orchestra, the Kit McClure Band has enlivened ballrooms across the USA, including the inaugural ball of President Clinton.

The Kit McClure Band made its debut at the Ritz (now Webster Hall) in New York City in the 1960’s. The band became a popular fixture in the New York nightclub scene and was soon offered a tour with the great Cab Calloway. This led to recording industry interest from Island Records, and Kit and her band were engaged to prepare a show with the rock star Robert Palmer. Palmer featured Kit on saxophone in his band and featured the Kit McClure Band within his show. This show played sold-out houses at Radio City Music Hall, Garden State Arts Center, and similar venues across the Northeast. Eight tours of Japan ensued, and in between, Kit found time to produce the Kit McClure Band’s debut recording, Some Like it Hot, on Red Hot Records. The success of Some Like it Hot brought the attention of jazz legend Teo Macero, who produced the Kit McClure Band’s second release, Burning in 1996. McClure and her band toured Europe five times in support of these two recordings and settled into a steady calendar of US dates.

Most recently, the band has been featured at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, and at the JVC Jazz Festival in New York City.

The Kit McClure Band is a proud recipient of the Excellence in Small Business Award 2005 from the City of New York, Office of Mayor Michael Bloomberg. The Kit McClure Band won this award after more than 20 years of providing great music to audiences from New York City to Japan to Europe.

Source: http://redhotrecords.com/Band.htm

The Kit McClure Band to perform at 50th Anniversary Gala

The Kit McClure Band is as dedicated to keeping a dance floor full as to providing a great show in the concert hall. The band’s music ranges from transcriptions of Frank Sinatra and Duke Ellington’s popular works to the soulful grooves of Aretha Franklin, James Brown, and Beyoncé. As a dance orchestra, the Kit McClure Band has enlivened ballrooms across the USA, including the inaugural ball of President Clinton.

The Kit McClure Band made its debut at the Ritz (now Webster Hall) in New York City in the 1960’s. The band became a popular fixture in the New York nightclub scene and was soon offered a tour with the great Cab Calloway. This led to recording industry interest from Island Records, and Kit and her band were engaged to prepare a show with the rock star Robert Palmer. Palmer featured Kit on saxophone in his band and featured the Kit McClure Band within his show. This show played sold-out houses at Radio City Music Hall, Garden State Arts Center, and similar venues across the Northeast. Eight tours of Japan ensued, and in between, Kit found time to produce the Kit McClure Band’s debut recording, Some Like it Hot, on Red Hot Records. The success of Some Like it Hot brought the attention of jazz legend Teo Macero, who produced the Kit McClure Band’s second release, Burning in 1996. McClure and her band toured Europe five times in support of these two recordings and settled into a steady calendar of US dates.

Most recently, the band has been featured at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, and at the JVC Jazz Festival in New York City.

The Kit McClure Band is a proud recipient of the Excellence in Small Business Award 2005 from the City of New York, Office of Mayor Michael Bloomberg. The Kit McClure Band won this award after more than 20 years of providing great music to audiences from New York City to Japan to Europe.

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50th Anniversary Gala Details

It has been a long time since the riots of 1967 tore through Newark’s Central Ward.

However, soon after the riots, there was the coming together of a community, where those who wanted to make a better life, stood together, prayed, and worked toward rebuilding a new life. Lead by a group of parishioners and its dedicated catholic priests, New Community was born in 1968 from the ashes of racism, poverty and despair.

On March 3, 2018 we will honor a man who was there from the very beginning.  Join us as we honor Monsignor William J. Linder for his never-ending commitment to Newark.  

Today, NCC touches more than 40,000 lives each MONTH. We’ve counted and New Community, in a typical month, serves many clients, patients, members, families, residents, and children through its outreach, services, programs and resources.  Developing a “new community” is the legacy of Monsignor’s strong leadership and service to the lives of its residents and Newark has been and continues to be a place for families to live, work and thrive. 

We ask that you please take a moment to reflect and be inspired by this significant achievement and join us in celebrating this milestone event on March 3, 2018, from 6-9 pm at Hilton, East Rutherford, NJ.  The formal gala will feature live entertainment, a cocktail reception and delicious dinner.  

Below you will find ticket information, and ways in which you can show your support for New Community and honor Monsignor’s work.


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  • $250 Non-profit Rate: Cocktail reception, reserved seating 
  • $500 VIP Guest – Individual: Cocktail reception, reserved seating
  • $5000 VIP Table: Cocktail reception and VIP reserved seating for 10

Gala Underwriting Opportunities

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  Gala Cocktail Reception sponsor ~ $15,000

  Gala Invitation sponsor ~ $10,000

  Gala Program Journal ~ $5,000

  Table Wine sponsor ~$5,000


Sponsorship Opportunities

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“Out of the Ashes Came Hope” ~ Anniversary Sponsor – $50,000

“Stand With Us” ~ Heritage Sponsor – $25,000

Platinum Sponsorship – $10,000

Gold Sponsorship – $5,000

Silver Sponsorship – $2,500

Bronze Sponsorship – $1,500

Small Business Sponsorship – $1,000


Advertising Opportunity
Deadline for ad journal, sponsorships: February 2, 2018

Consider showing your support for New Community’s clients, staff, volunteers and supporters.  Purchase an ad in the gala’s commemorative souvenir program. 

Specifications:

  • Full color or black and white accepted with bleeds
  • The finished full page ad size will be 5.5 wide by 8.5 inches tall

If you do not have camera-ready artwork, we will prepare your ad in the program style. 

Send camera-ready ad copy/artwork to Zoraya@rayzo.com.

Select ad size below:

  • $1,000 – Gold full-page advertisement, includes premiere placement
  • $500 – Standard full page Advertisement
  • $250 – Half page Advertisement
  • $150 – Quarter page Advertisement

For more information, please call or email:

Tracey Battles at 973-497-4414, tracey.battles@newcommunity.org 

Zoraya E. Lee-Hamlin at 862-233-8020, 50thanniversary@newcommunity.org

Michelle Lang at 973-497-4413, mlang@newcommunity.org

NCC’s Impact on Inner City Life

New Community serves the community is every aspect of life.  Consider this:

  • New Community Corporation is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit community development corporation with an annual budget of $67 million. In addition to the numerous programs and services offered by New Community and its affiliates, NCC is the owner of for-profit businesses.  The businesses generate income used to support other projects and programs and provide job training and employment opportunities for residents.
  • NCC and its affiliates employ over 600 people.  Over 66 percent of NCC employees live in Newark and more than 93 percent of the workforce is comprised of minorities.
  • Friends of NCC volunteer more than 433,000 hours of their time annually. The number represents the equivalent of 233 full-time employees, which means the Network receives a “grant” of $4,660,000 saved thanks to the service of volunteers. Volunteers come from schools, universities, churches and corporations throughout the region.
  • Currently, NCC is leading 11 development projects (8 in Newark, 1 in Orange (senior) and 2 in Jersey City (1 senior and 1 family). This represents 1,691 units of housing for seniors (1,174 units) and families (517 units).
  • NCC’s Health Care services include a 180 bed Extended Care Facility, a Family Service Bureau offering a variety of mental health and counseling services and visits to home bound residents.
  • NCC’s Workforce Development and Related Programs include a wide variety of entry level and advanced training programs including Automotive Technician, Diesel Mechanic, Construction and Building Trades, Culinary Arts, Allied Health (Certified Homemaker Home Health Aide, Certified Medical Assistant, Electrocardiogram Technician, Phlebotomy Technician). 
  • The workforce center has consistently provided highly trained employees for ShopRite Supermarkets through its customized training partnership.  It also offers Academic Enrichment education and a Financial Opportunity Center.
  • NCC’s comprehensive Education Programs touch the full education cycle for residents including infant, toddler, and pre-K early learning centers, after school and summer youth development programs and an Adult Learning Center (English for Speakers of Other Languages, Citizenship, Computers basic and Intermediate Levels, ABE, Pre-GED, and GED, Health Screenings) and a variety of free workshops for general public.
  • NCC supports those who need additional Social Services including operating a Family Resource Center, SAIF assistance to those about to lose welfare benefits and Hospice services for terminally ill children and their families.
  • NCC’s Harmony House offers 102 units for homeless families.  This full service transitional living facility was one of the first in the state of NJ to offer comprehensive approach to end the cycle of homelessness for many families. 
  • In addition, the New Community Credit Union offers banking services for employees, program participants and residents in NCC homes.
  • Coming soon is “A Better Life” with 24 units of transitional and permanent housing for the chronically homeless.
  • NCC supports the arts by offering live entertainment and a venue for established and emerging artists at St. Joseph’s Plaza, a newly renovated venue. 
  • NCC is considered a lead policy advocate for inner city communities and has consistently participated in a variety of activities that impact development in Newark and the State of New Jersey.

 

Spring Festival Winners

The winners of the Spring Festival raffle prizes are:

 1st Prize winner Tosin won a Samsung 4K 55” Smart LED TV (ticket #9501)

2nd Prize winner Brian A. won an Apple iPhone 7 (ticket #5289)

On behalf of the festival planning committee, congratulations to Tosin and Brian!

 Also, thank you to everyone who participated in support of the Monsignor Linder Scholarship Fund

Check out some photos on Facebook.