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Bill de Blasio: Reflections on America
Saturday, January 18 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm$25
The Eastport Arts Center is excited to announce an appearance by Bill de Blasio, the Mayor of New York City and recent presidential candidate, on Saturday, January 18 at 1 pm. He will give an informal talk entitled “Reflections on America” and take questions afterwards. EAC is particularly proud to present this nationally recognized politician on his third recent visit to rural Maine. This event is a special benefit for the center, in support of its many programs.
Mayor de Blasio, currently serving his second term, has been a player on the national political scene for many years. Born in New York, he grew up in Massachusetts embraced by his mother’s family amid the difficulties faced by his father resulting from service in World War II. A graduate of NYU and Columbia University, de Blasio cut his political chops as a regional HUD Administrator, New York City Council member and the city’s Public Advocate before being elected to his current office in 2014.
Mayor de Blasio, who is visiting family in Eastport, has long had an interest in EAC and has generously offered to give this talk as a fundraiser for the center, “where creativity and community meet.” Admission will be $25; tickets may be purchased at eastportartscenter.org or at the door. A limited quantity of discounted student tickets are available; please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire.
The EAC, which provides year-round programming for Maine’s smallest city, including theater, art, music, film, education and community outreach, aims to stimulate and nurture an appreciation of the visual and performing arts and the creative process, and to provide a home and an environment within the community where they can prosper. The center is at 36 Washington Street, Eastport, and eastportartscenter.org, and is handicapped accessible.