John Legend to headline benefit show at UBS Arena

This Memorial Day weekend, Northwell Health will salute active duty service members, veterans and their families at its annual “Side By Side: A Celebration of Service” event featuring a concert by the singer-songwriter John Legend at UBS Arena at Belmont Park in Elmont in May. 29. Jason Derulo will be the special guest.

“Memorial Day weekend is a time each year to reflect on the sacrifices that so many Americans have made in our country’s history,” said Michael Dowling, president and CEO of Northwell in a statement. “We must never take for granted the freedoms we enjoy in this country or forget our heroes in the armed forces who will stop at nothing to protect those freedoms. We are honored to host ‘Side by Side: A Celebration of Service’ for these same reasons – to honor our military.

The concert will be preceded by a public block party on May 28 at Manhattan’s Flatiron Plaza hosted by actor Alfonso Ribeiro with special appearances from Questlove, Broadway stars and the Northwell Health Nurse Choir. There will also be games and food selections.

Tickets for the benefit concert go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. via All proceeds will go to fund Northwell Health’s military programs. For more information about the event, visit:

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