Courtesy of Newsday
An estimated 2,000 bikers slammed the kickstands up about 11:30 a.m. Sunday, signaling the start of the 2014 Ride to Fight Hunger at Lido Beach Park.
The annual charity event, started 12 years ago by rocker Dee Snider of Twisted Sister fame, drew hundreds more motorcycle enthusiasts than last year's ride, according to Paul Pachter, chief executive of Long Island Cares Inc., a Hauppauge-based nonprofit established in 1980 by singer Harry Chapin.
Carole Kaye, 53, a social worker from Levittown, was readying to hop on a 2006 Harley-Davidson Softail with her boyfriend, Ken Paras, 57, an oil truck driver. It was the couple's first time at the annual event.
Courtesy of deesnidersride.com
A fleet of hogs is gearing up to fight hunger on Long Island this Sunday.
“Twisted Sister” frontman Dee Snider is calling upon fellow motorcycle enthusiasts to take part in his annual charity bike ride to raise money for Long Island Cares.
The not-for-profit operates the Harry Chapin Food Bank, which provides millions of pounds of donated and purchased food to those in need in Nassau and Suffolk counties.
“I’ve seen the work of Long Island Cares first hand and know how important their services are for families, children, and others who rely upon the assistance of charitable organizations just to get by,” Snider said via the event’s website deesnidersride.com.
Courtesy of BraveWords
Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider will debut his Rock & Roll Christmas Tale November 4th inChicago, IL at the Broadway Playhouse and will run through until January 4th.
A description of Dee Snider’s Rock & Roll Christmas Tale:
“Dee Snider's Rock & Roll Christmas Tale tells the story of Däisy Cütter, a heavy metal barband looking to make it big even though the 80s are long over. This year, these four guys areready to take the ultimate step and, in mythic rock tradition, sell their souls to the devil inexchange for success beyond their wildest metal dreams! But every time they try to seal theinfernal pact, their head-banging anthems turn into warm-hearted carols. Soon these rockersare forced to realize their dreams of stardom are no match for the Christmas spirit. Dee Snider,infamous lead singer of Twisted Sister, has created a very funny, very rocking and (sshhh!) Verysweet new holiday musical, guaranteed to rock your whole family's holiday and twist yourChristmas.”
Tickets are available online. Group tickets for ten or more are now on sale by calling Broadway In Chicago Group Sales at (312) 977-1710.