‘Rockin’ event to benefit family justice center

The Bridgeport Holiday Inn will be rocking Friday, March 7, for the second annual “Rockin’ Around the Decades” to benefit The Center for Family Justice (formerly The Center for Women and Families of Eastern Fairfield County).

This year’s theme, “A Night in Funky Town,” will once again feature Band Together CT. Founded by Rob Fried and Jerry Vigorito, the band unites a network of musicians and artists with people and organizations that are raising money for families in need. The center is the lifeline for those suffering from domestic and sexual assault in Bridgeport, Easton, Fairfield, Monroe, Stratford and Trumbull.

“While we realize that domestic and sexual violence are extremely serious issues, our aspiration is to share a lighter moment in a fun evening of music and dancing,” said Catherine Gallagher of Fairfield, event co-chair with Shaun Amberg, also of Fairfield. “Last year’s Motown party was such a success, everyone who attended made us promise to make it an annual event. We know ‘A Night in Funky Town’ will be just as much fun, and will have everyone out of their chairs, on the floor, dancing. In addition, this is a wonderful opportunity to increase awareness about The Center, and of course, raise much needed funds.”

The event takes place at the Holiday Inn, 1070 Main St., Bridgeport, and begins with an after-work cocktail party beginning at 6 p.m., followed by the main event from 7 to 11. Tickets, at $75 each, include dinner, a show, an auction and dancing. There is a cash bar. To purchase tickets, visit cwfefc.org/events.html or contact Sarah Lubarsky at 203-334-6154, ext. 31, or slubarsky@cwfefc.org.