‘Magic Moments’ benefits Kennedy Center’s Autism Project
Published 12:17 pm, Wednesday, April 27, 2016
The event, featuring magician Derek Hughes, starts at 7 p.m. in the downtown venue, 70 Sanford St.
In addition to Hughes, a runner-up on last year’s “America’s Got Talent” television competition, the benefit will start with foods and a craft beer tasting. Hughes will perform at 9 p.m., followed by music performed by the Fry Daddys.
The Kennedy Center’s Autism Project supports programs for area children and young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder, according to publicity for the event, and has served more than 450 families. The event coincides with National Autism Awareness Month in April.
Co-chairmen of the 10 annual Magic Moments benefit are Kristine and Pietro Andres of Fairfield, event founders.
“After ten years, Magic Moments remains the largest funding source for the Autism Project,” Martin D. Schwartz, president and CEO of the Kennedy Center, said in the publicity statement. “State funding is almost non-existent and more funding is needed to meet the growing demand.”