Annual Oiutdoor Crusade

NEW YORK, August 12, 2013 – The New York Call, an annual outdoor crusade promoting unity among Christians in the New York tri-state area, will celebrate its 10th year on Saturday, Aug. 24, with a day of fun and fellowship at the Nikon at Jones Beach Theater at Jones Beach State Park in Wantagh, N.Y., located on Long Island’s South Shore. The free event will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and is open to the public.

Founded in 2004 by Pastor Donnie McClurkin, The New York Call is a coalition of Christian pastors, ministries and congregations from New York, New Jersey and Connecticut that seeks to break down barriers to unity among believers; promote oneness and harmony through continual fellowship; and reach out to those who are hurting and lost with the Good News of Jesus Christ.

The participating clergy have diligently sought to fulfill that mandate by bringing their congregations together for prayer, worship and the annual New York Call outdoor celebration in August. A power-packed time of Christian outreach, fellowship and fun for the whole family, the event has drawn between 10, 000 and 20,000 people each year to the grounds of Long Island’s Eisenhower Park.

To celebrate the momentous milestone of its 10th year, The New York Call will move to a new Long Island location on August 24 – the Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, 1000 Ocean Parkway in Wantagh. The 14,000-seat waterfront amphitheater reopened this spring after a major reconstruction effort to repair extensive damage caused by superstorm Sandy in October 2012.

The day will kick off at 11:00 a.m. in the Pavilion Area, with free activities to inform and empower those in attendance. Offerings will include free glucose, cholesterol and blood pressure screenings, HIV and STD testing, eye exams, dental care services and mammography appointments. Health professionals will be on hand to share valuable information about cancer treatment options and patient caregiver services, as well as information on health, fitness and nutrition for adults and children.

Representatives from Feed the Children will distribute complimentary boxes of food and personal care items while supplies last. There will be fun games and giveaways for the kids, face painting, refreshments, beauty and grooming product samples and complimentary food sampling provided by Golden Krust Caribbean Bakery & Grill.

This 10th anniversary celebration will fire up the Nikon at Jones Beach Theater with one concert {two stages} at 11 a.m. The Pavilion Plaza Stage and at 3:00 p.m. the Main Stage – music and ministry of award-winning Gospel recording artists Bishop Hezekiah Walker, JJ Hairston, Erica Campbell, Isaac Carree, Tye Tribbett, Uncle Reece, Canton Jones, The New York Call’s own Pastor Donnie McClurkin and others. Guest speakers will include local pastors, community leaders, Stephen Baldwin and Lowell Hawthorne, president and CEO of Gold Krust Caribbean Bakery & Grill and a longtime supporter and sponsor of The New York Call.

A Youth Explosion will launch a week of special events leading up to The New York Call. It will take place Tuesday, August 20, through Friday, Aug. 23, at Perfecting Faith Church, 311 N. Main St., in Freeport. Activities will include a live concert featuring Judacamp, Richie Righteous, Jeannie Ortega and the Broken ChainZ Band; Empowerment Day on Thursday, Aug. 22 will provide information on financial management, career planning, job opportunities and home ownership; dance performances; and a live taping of “Real Talk”, an issues-oriented, youth-produced talk show with special guests – Kierra Sheard and a performance by the Bahamas National Children’s Choir.

The 10th anniversary of The New York Call is sponsored by Amtrak, Camdon Music, Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Castnet Radio, Farmingdale SUNY, Fidelis Care, Golden Krust Caribbean Bakery & Grill, Jesus I.N.C. Clothing, Live Nation, Long Island Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Nassau County Dental Society, Noticia, Soul Purpose, Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine, Suffolk County Dental Society, The WORD Network, Verizon/How Sweet The Sound, Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN), Urban Round Up, Visiting Nurse Service of New York, Walgreens, WBLS (107.5 FM)/WLIB (1190 AM), Central South Distribution, Coca Cola, Disney, and Feed The Children.

For more information about The New York Call’s 10th Anniversary Celebration at the Nikon At Jones Beach Theater, contact Perfecting Faith Church at 516-223-8300, or visit

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