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Beacon UU in Summit Hosts Youth Concert and Art Fair May 20 Benefiting NJ Refugee Camp

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SUMMIT, NJ - The Beacon Unitarian Universalist Congregation's (Beacon UU) youth group will host a concert and art fair, benefiting the Refugee Youth Summer Academy at Kean University's Human Rights Institute, on May 20 from 7 to 10 p.m.

Youth group members and others will be performing and offering the art on display at the fair. Israeli Disco, Baby Hands and Super Sweet 16 are among the popular bands already booked.

Art works will be displayed and sold to benefit the camp program. All forms of media that can be sold on site will be accepted for the show, including paintings, photography, sketches and digital animation.

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The Refugee Youth Summer Academy is a three-week summer camp is sponsored by the International Rescue Committee – New York / New Jersey (IRC-NYNJ) and OneWorldOneLoveNJ.com.

The camp, scheduled for August, will enroll about 70 refugee youth living in New Jersey. Activities include English language training by certified ESL instructors, recreation, art and/or music therapy and a weekly field trip. Lunch and snack will be provided daily.

The International Rescue Committee, based in New York City, responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and gain control of their future.

The concert and art fair at Beacon UU is open to the public, with tickets priced at $5 for youth and $10 for adults. Ticket reservations, which guarantee entry, can be reserved by visiting  https://docs.google.com.

Beacon Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Summit is located at 4 Waldron Avenue.

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