Arts & Entertainment

Fair Lawn Sunrise Rotary Hosts Comedy Night To Support Brain Cancer Survivor: June 22

ad83fc866001edec820d_Eric_Lyden_preferred_photo.JPG
Fair Lawn native and comedian Eric Lyden
c47a0ef89baeee1888f7_Lydon_Joan_Rivers.jpg
Eric Lyden and Joan Rivers
54038c8c9abe622db269_Lyden_Working_at_Carolines.jpg
6694cfe981f8c545b295_Eric_Lyden.jpg
Comedian Eric Lyden
ad83fc866001edec820d_Eric_Lyden_preferred_photo.JPG

FAIR LAWN, NJ - Let's get Brandon a van.

That's what Deputy Mayor of Community Affairs John Cosgrove says when he hands-out his flyer announcing the June 22 comedy fundraiser.

Cosgrove, himself recovering from a February stroke, has not slowed his efforts to help those in need. This time, he is doing it with the support of the Fair Lawn Sunrise Rotary. 

Sign Up for E-News

"Brandon survived brain cancer and now he needs a van so he can get around, go places with his family," Cosgrove said.

Cosgrove was back at work about a month after his stroke and understands therapy and the work it takes to recover. Rather than complain, he seems always focused on helping someone else.

The Comedy Show Fundraiser, 7 p.m. and 9 p.m., will be held at the Fair Lawn Community Center/George Frey Center for Arts and Recreation, 10-10 20th Street, Fair Lawn, on Friday, June 22. Tickets are $20.

Fair Lawn's own Eric Lyden will be performing the one-hour comedy show.  He has been a professional comedian for more than 20 years, appeared on Comics Unleashed with Byron Allen and Gotham Comedy Live. He will be performing on an upcoming one-hour special on Netflix, as well.

Brandon Higgins was born and raised in Fair Lawn and is a 23-year survivor of brain cancer. His victorious fight, though, has left him without the ability to eat, stand or even speak. Naturally, there is an exorbitant cost involved in getting around the same streets of Fair Lawn where Brandon once walked, ran and rode his bike as a child.

100% of the sales from both comedy shows will go towards the purchase of a specialized medical van for Brandon and his family.

For ticket sales online, visit https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3424110?cookie_header=1

or call 1-800-838-3006 .

 

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

Fair Lawn/Glen Rock

Reducing Stress Brought on by Recent Societal Issues

Welcome to "Conversations with Joan Herrmann," a new column based on Joan's signature work, Change Your Attitude, Change Your Life. Her vast knowledge and stable of experts who offer self-help tips on personal betterment will now be at TapInto's fingertips. Column questions or suggestions? Email rgreene@tapinto.net.

This week, Joan talks about stress, something that is quite ...

Fair Lawn Police Blotter - June 19, 2018

June 19, 2018

June 16 - 12:53 am - Narcotics:  P.O. Juan Rodriguez initiated a motor vehicle stop on Burbank Street at Berdan Avenue and arrested the operator, Melissa Ruf, age 25 of Landenberg, PA, after she handed over marijuana upon request from the officer. She was released after being charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance and possession of drug ...

Gottheimer Meets with Constituents at 25th “Cup of Joe with Josh” Town Hall: Midland Park

June 17, 2018

MIDLAND PARK, NJ – Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) met individually with Fifth District residents at his 25th “Cup of Joe with Josh” Town Hall at Sansone's Family Restaurant in Midland Park.

Gottheimer holds these “Cup of Joe with Josh” events regularly across North Jersey to hear directly from the people he serves.

“For me to effectively ...

Local Students Present Robots, Gardens and Other Sustainability Projects at Student Forum

Newark, NJ — Armani Otero, a fifth grade student at Joseph H. Brensinger Elementary School in Jersey City, lit up as he spoke about building two robots that he and other students created to observe changes in their school’s garden.

“My favorite part of the whole thing was building the robots,” he said. “We had to collaborate. We didn’t have ...

Something Shakespeare To Glen Rock Comes

June 18, 2018

GLEN ROCK, NJ - On Tuesday, July 31, at 7 p.m., The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey – Next Stage Ensemble will bring an exciting collage of moments and music from Shakespeare and the many authors he has inspired with a special production at the Glen Rock Public Library.  The performance is a benefit for the Friends of the Glen Rock Library and a reception follows.

Underwriting has ...

Kessler Foundation Seeks Volunteers with Spinal Cord Injury for New Study

Kessler Foundation is a research center in West Orange, NJ that specializes in disability research. We are currently seeking individuals with spinal cord injury to participate in a new research study:

Dr. John O'Neill, principal investigator in Spinal Cord Injury research seeks volunteers for a spinal cord injury study. The purpose of this study is to identify ways of enhancing the ...

NJ Bill to Prevent Gun Violence among Individuals with Mental Disorders Becomes Law

TRENTON, NJ – A bill to prevent individuals with an elevated risk of engaging in violence due to mental illness from harming themselves and others was signed into law Wednesday.

Legislation Assembly Democrats Patricia Egan Jones, Gabriela Mosquera, Shavonda Sumter, Joann Downey, Arthur Barclay and Paul Moriarty sponsored the bill.

“For someone who may be struggling ...

Upcoming Events

Carousel_image_e056096b7d919f4c8ccc_fl_lgbtq

Tue, June 19, 6:30 PM

Municipal Building, Fair Lawn

Fair Lawn Celebrates LGBTQ Pride

Giving Back Government Other

Carousel_image_cd0efe0086b7fb00ba19_bergen_meet_up_6-28-18-2

Thu, June 28, 6:00 PM

Woodstone Pizza Bar & Grill, Rochelle Park

Inspirational Joan Herrmann Guest Speaker for ...

Business & Finance Health & Wellness

Sat, July 21, 11:00 AM

The Hermitage Museum, Ho-Ho-Kus

Food Truck Festival at The Hermitage

Arts & Entertainment

Cool Ways to Save Money This Summer

As the summer temperatures rise, home cooling costs rise as well. But there are ways to help save money without sweating the heat:

To increase your cooling system’s efficiency by as much as 20%, get it checked out for summer.  A technician will clean the condenser, make sure you have the optimal amount of refrigerant, and ensure the airflow over the coil is ...