New York City Swing to headline Magic Moments: An autism project fund-raiser

On Saturday, May 3, , at The Bijou Theatre, 275 Fairfield Ave., in Bridgeport, the band, New York City Swing will headline the spring fund-raiser for autism. The show is paced with hit after hit in a high energy, interactive stage performance.

This event is the main funding source for The Kennedy Center autism project, which helps more than 450 local children with autism spectrum disorders and their families. The evening will kick off with a cocktail party, food and silent auction at 7 p.m., followed by a concert performance at 9 p.m. The emcee is Jocelyn Maminta, News 8 medical reporter.

Prior to this main stage performance, 8-year-old autistic piano prodigy, Ethan Walmark of Westport will showcase his talent with a magnificent solo. He has made a name for himself when an Utube video of him playing “Piano Man” at age 6 went viral.

The event sponsors are Monica and Shawn Matthews of Fairfield and Cindy and Jeff Dworken of Easton. The Red Cape Sponsor is Cantor Fitzgerald. At the next level, the Magic Hat Sponsors are Susan and Frank Carroll of Wilton, Carol and Mike Dworken of Fairfield and Winston Prep School, Norwalk. Also, White Glove Sponsors are Kristine and Pietro Andres of Fairfield, and Diana Paulin and Michael Lynch of Stratford.

Individual tickets are $125 per person. Tickets can be ordered online at or call 203-365-8522, ext. 216.