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October 2019

The 2019 Emelin Gala Features Don McLean

The Emelin Theatre for The Performing Arts, 153 Library Lane, Mamaroneck, will hold its Annual Gala on Thursday, November 7, 2019 at Beach Point Club, 900 Rushmore Avenue, Mamaroneck, where the legendary Don McLean will perform with his band.  McLean is one of America’s most enduring singer-songwriters and is forever associated with his classic hits “American Pie,” and “Vincent (Starry Starry Night).” Since first hitting the charts in 1971, Don has amassed over 40 gold and platinum records world-wide and, in 2004, was inducted into the Songwriters’ Hall of Fame. His songs have been recorded by artists from every musical genre. Don McLean wound up the 20th century by performing “American Pie” for President Clinton at the Lincoln Memorial Gala in Washington D.C.


Tickets to the event start at $300 and can be purchased online at

www.emelin.org/gala, or at the door the night of the event if still available. Tables of ten start at $5,000, in advance, and include a complimentary ad in the Gala Journal.


The evening’s festivities begin at 6:30pm with cocktails, supper and silent auction, overlooking Long Island Sound. Friends and neighbors gather over cocktails and gourmet fare as they make their bids on vacation packages to Vail or the Caribbean, tickets to the Knicks or the American Ballet Theatre, a selection of premium wine or a month of yoga, all generously donated by local merchants and patrons. The reception is followed by dessert and coffee in the Grand Ballroom, a live auction and a performance by Don McLean and his band.


“The Gala isn’t only one of the best parties of the year on the sound, it’s essential in helping to sustain the Emelin’s mission,” states Mark Ettenger, President of the Emelin Board of Trustees. “The Emelin provides the most diverse and affordable world class performances in the region. We present the best in rock, bluegrass, classical, folk and world music, along with comedy, film, broadway and dance.”


A full listing of 2019-20 events can be found at emelin.org. Call  698-3045 for more information.


The Emelin Theatre’s programs are made possible by ArtsWestchester with support from Westchester County Government.