CAFE ABLAZE Christian Coffeehouse Fourth Anniversary Concert Gala

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EYEWITNESS Christian Band to rock CAFE ABLAZE's Fourth Anniversary!
EYEWITNESS Christian Band to rock CAFE ABLAZE's Fourth Anniversary!
CAFÉ ABLAZE Christian Coffeehouse, located inside facilities of Lutheran Church of the Resurrection in Garden City, NY, is brewing up a Fourth Anniversary Concert Gala the evening of Saturday, Jan. 12. All are invited to savor what will be percolating over the three hours after doors open at 7 p.m.

Onstage will be veteran Christian band, EYEWITNESS, whose robust sound and praise experience ignited CAFÉ ABLAZE’s debut in 2008. This rock band of seven began seventeen years ago and has played hundreds of concerts. Preceding them onstage to stir up the cafe will be another returning regular, Long Island solo Christian folk and rock singer, TIFFANY SMITELLI.

Videos showcasing this blend of talent may be viewed at the coffeehouse webpage, www.resgc.org/cafe-ablaze. EYEWITNESS’ is a special promo/invitation; TIFFANY SMITELLI’s actually showcases a previous appearance at CAFÉ ABLAZE.

Consider joining Emcee Pastor Jeff Browning of Resurrection and the many volunteers who make CAFÉ ABLAZE possible for this particularly festive occasion. Tickets (cash only) will be sold that evening at the door on the Emmet Place side of the church having the lighted neon “CAFÉ ABLAZE” sign outside.

Here’s a glimpse of what to expect. As guests arrive (singles, couples, groups of friends, and families), they are handed a Program and ushered into an air-conditioned auditorium that has been transformed into a beautifully decorated “café.” Seating is at numbered candle-lit tables set with flower vases, candies, and baskets of popcorn. Before settling in, everyone is invited to partake of the generous selection of self-service offerings available on tables just outside the café kitchen. These include specialty coffees and teas, scrumptious desserts, a healthy fruit salad, cheese and crackers, and bottled water. As lights dim at 7:30 p.m., the audience is treated to a concert of contemporary Christian music on a professionally-lit stage that includes two forty-five minute performances. Intermission, at 8:15 p.m., offers still more to enjoy with ice cream and three door prize drawings for Christian-themed gifts. The evening ends at 10:00 p.m.

With all that can be brewing on select Saturday nights at CAFÉ ABLAZE and especially now for the Fourth Anniversary Concert Gala, why not plan on savoring a great night out at “the café”? Better yet, bring a friend and take advantage of the twofer.

Reservations are suggested and can be made through Lori at cafeablaze@resgc.org or 516-739-1537. Tickets are $10 each, or two for $15. CAFÉ ABLAZE is free for children age 12 and under if accompanied by an adult. A separate “freewill” offering is collected for the talent. Parking is available on the side streets bordering the church or in the semi-circular parking area by the Fire House at the end of Emmet Place.

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