A Knight with Sinatra



An exciting Sinatra Night Dinner and Comedy event is on tap for Saturday, May 21 at the Charles J. Hesse Parish Center 55 South Avenue, with doors open at 5:30 p.m. and offered by the Rev. Joseph J. Donnelly Council #11660 of the Knights of Columbus.

“I’m thrilled to announce that popular comedian and master of ceremonies “Broccoli Rob” will be coming back for his second appearance with us,” said Mike Napolitano, Deputy Grand Knight and Event Chairman. “He was so well received when he opened for “Uncle Floyd” Vivino last year at our Oktoberfest event, that we wanted to bring him back to Atlantic Highlands for even more laughs.”

Featured headliner Eric DeLauro is slated to perform the Sinatra Night portion of the evening’s dinner and entertainment in his Bayshore area debut.

DeLauro was a New York City Manhattan Club DJ moving audiences on New York dance floors, before his Rat Pack Band created music for all eras. A native of Frank Sinatra’s hometown of Hoboken, he performs from Mr. Sinatra’s songbook among others and is renowned within the genre both in Northern NJ and NYC.

“Eric DeLauro is undoubtedly the top Frank Sinatra tribute artist in New Jersey. I have had the privilege of booking him previously for other organizations and he has graciously accepted to perform and DJ at our event,” Napolitano added.

Taliercio’s Gourmet Deli will provide much of the Special Event menu for the evening, featuring sumptuous pasta dishes, mouthwatering entrees of flounder and crabmeat, chicken rollatini, sausage and broccoli rabe, stuffed pork roast and chicken murphy. Dessert menu items include Tiramisu, Limoncello Mascarpone Cake and more. “Brooklyn Style” Italian bread, salad and Soft beverages are also included and guests are invited to bring their own libations as well.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the Rev. Joseph J. Donnelly Parish Assistance Fund.

Tickets, at $40 per person, are available by printing them from the Parish website (www.olphstagnes.org), on flyers distributed at both St. Agnes and Our Lady of Perpetual Help churches, by e-mailing mikenap1962@gmail.com or calling Napolitano at (862) 368-0801. Each purchased ticket comes with one free chance in a drawing for a flat screen tv (issued during check-in).


The Parish Assistance Fund which was established by the Knights Council under Past Grand Knight John Flynn, helps defray essential maintenance and repairs for the church.

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