For The Locals

BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 05: A Ukraine flag is flown on the stadium roof to indicate peace and sympathy with Ukraine prior to the Premier League match between Aston Villa and Southampton at Villa Park on March 05, 2022 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images)

The Strand Theater will be holding Voices for Ukraine,a fundraiser on March 27 to help raise money and goods for the people of Ukraine.

Many local volunteer artists, volunteer Strand staff, community groups, and schools have agreed to participate from 12pm until 6pm.

Performances have been scheduled for The Wags; Killer Joe Band; Artist Collective Troupe; the Ball Haunis Irish Band; Irish Dancers from the Daly Irish Dance; the Friendly Sons of the Shillelagh Pipe Band; Godspell by the Howell PAL organization; Kasia Pawka and the Polish School; the Portuguese Dance Group; and two bands from the Red House Studio N.J.

The Lakewood Police Department will form an honor guard and the Lakewood Fire Department will display the USA Flag from an aerial fire truck. Concessions, the Strand bar, and food trucks will be available throughout the day.

All money collected will be donated to the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer, Province of Lviv, Ukraine; the Ukrainian Humanitarian Fund; and Agudath Israel of America.

Tickets are $20 online, at The Strand Box office with $2 service fee; and $20 cash at the door the day of the show. Donations, designated specifically for “Voices for Ukraine,” will also be accepted via the Strand website.


Classic Rockers Throw Their Support Behind Ukraine

  • The Who

    Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend shared a joint statement saying, “We stand by the people of Ukraine at this particularly harrowing time as we will stand for all who’s freedoms are violated.”

    They also shared the Howard Zinn quote, “There is no flag large enough to cover the shame of killing innocent people.”

  • David Gilmour

    Gilmour shared via Twitter, “Russian soldiers, stop killing your brothers. There will be no winners in this war. My daughter-in-law is Ukrainian and my grand-daughters want to visit and know their beautiful country. Stop this before it is all destroyed. Putin must go.”

  • Brian May

    Brian May shared a lengthy statement via Instagram that reads, in part, “So many great memories of great times in Ukraine. This picture is of our unforgettable show night in Freedom Square, Kharkiv in 2008. It seems unbelievable that the peaceful life of Ukraine could be so senselessly shattered in the 21st century. And it feels unbearable that the world could just watch and let it happen. We are all praying for peace for you, dear friends.” 

  • Pearl Jam

    In a joint statement, Pearl Jam said, “The majority of humans on this planet are more consumed by the pursuit of love, health, family, food and shelter than any kind of war. War hurts. We are such a remarkable species. Capable of creating beauty. Capable of awe-inspiring advancements. We must be capable of resolving conflicts without bloodshed. Join us in supporting the most vulnerable victims of this horror, the kids:

  • Stevie Nicks

    Nicks shared a story about connecting with a woman who lives in Ukraine and saying, “Now I know someone, an innocent person, who is having her freedom taken from her. I have been crying every since…This is Hitler coming back to haunt us. In one evening — until now, an entire sovereign country has been full-on invaded…How dare he. My heart is broken for our new friend and for the people of Ukraine. I am so, so sorry.”

  • Paul Stanley

    Stanley shared via Twitter, “While we are living our everyday blessed lives, the people of Ukraine are fighting for theirs against overwhelming odds.We are watching in real time as families are decimated and a country is battered. There’s a dark cloud over us all who are powerless today to help. I will pray.”

  • David Coverdale

    The Whitesnake singer has shared many posts in support of Ukraine and offered thoughts and prayers to those fighting against violent forces.