Sopranos Stars To Host Auction

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Tony Sirico (Photo courtesy of Wikipedia)
Tony Sirico
(Photo courtesy of Wikipedia)

The Sopranos stars Tony Sirico (Paulie “Walnuts” Gualtieri) and Steve Schirripa (Bobby “Bacala” Baccalieri) with host this year’s Sid Jacobson Jewish Community Center Auction for Excellence, an Epicurean Event at Glen Oaks Club, Old Westbury on Thursday, March 19.

The event, which celebrates its twentieth anniversary this year, benefits vital social service programs and scholarship opportunities at the JCC.

Well known for their turn as mobsters in HBO’s hit show, Sirico and Schirripa have also starred in numerous roles on both the small and silver screens. Sirico is a veteran actor who has starred in over 45 feature films, including Goodfellas and Bullets Over Broadway. Schirripa has held roles in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and the hit ABC Family Series The Secret Life of the American Teenager.

The Auction for Excellence, an Epicurean Event brings together flavors of the area’s best gourmet restaurants and the excitement of Live and Silent Auctions. The evening benefits essential programs for those going through life crises, including cancer, loss of a job and caring for those with autism, Alzheimer’s or related dementias.

Steve Schirripa (Photo courtesy of Wikipedia)
Steve Schirripa
(Photo courtesy of Wikipedia)

The auction will once again feature samples from the area’s best eateries, including 388 Restaurant, Abeetza Pizza & Abeetza Next Door, Bagel Boss, Bar Frites, Bella Christie and Lil Z’s Sweet Boutique, Café Continental Manhasset, Cakes with Character, Cardinali Bakery, Center Cuts, Centro Cucina, Chris & Tony’s, Cipollini, Coffee Distributing Corp., Elegant Eating, Eric’s Italian Bistro, Glen Oaks Club, Heavenly Tea Leaves, Hendrick’s Tavern, Il Bacco Ristorante, Joseph Craig Caterers, La Bottega, La Ginestra, Lederman’s Caterers, Magnolia Bakery, Mamma Chia, Mim’s Restaurant, Nisen Sushi, Pearl East, Prime Time Butcher, RAM Caterers of Old Westbury, Sangria 71, Stresa Italian Restaurant, Tocolo Cantina, Tastings by Chef Tom Schaudel, The Lake House Restaurant, Trattoria Di Meo, True American Kitchen, Wild Lizzy’s and Wines, Etc. Musical entertainment will be provided by FiveStone Band.

For more information, contact Bridgette Adair, Development Coordinator, at 516-484-1545, ext. 141, badair@sjjcc.org or visit www.sjjcc.org/auction. Glen Oaks Club is at 175 Post Rd., Old Westbury.

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