12-12-12 Concert to Benefit Hurricane Sandy Victims

Some of the biggest names in music will play at a benefit concert on Wednesday. All proceeds will go to Hurricane Sandy victims, via the Robin Hood Foundation.

Huge names in music are lending their talents to Hurricane Sandy relief efforts at the "12-12-12" concert on Wednesday, Dec. 12.

Every penny sold from ticket sales will go directly to Sandy victims through the Robin Hood Relief Fund, which provides material, money and aid to local organizations that are serving families and individuals in the regions hardest hit by the storm, including more than 200 Patch towns in New Jersey, Connecticut and Long Island.

The all-star lineup includes Bon Jovi, Eric Clapton, Dave Grohl, Billy Joel, Alicia Keys, Chris Martin, Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, Eddie Vedder, Roger Waters, Kanye West, The Who and Paul McCartney, with other artists to be announced.

According to the 12-12-12 concert’s website, "Starting at 7:30 p.m. EST, on December 12, "12-12-12," The Concert for Sandy Relief, will be broadcast live from Madison Square Garden via a global network of US and International television stations, Clear Channel radio stations and leading web sites. Check the listings on the website to see where you can watch locally."

New York Movie Theaters

  • Clearview’s ChelseaCinemas, 260 West 23rd Street, New York, NY
  • National Amusements’, Linden Boulevard, 2784 Linden Blvd, Brooklyn, NY

New York Radio Stations

  • New York City, NY 106.7 Lite fm
  • New York City, NY 103.5 KTU
  • New York City, NY Z100
  • New York City, NY Q104.3
  • New York City, NY Power 105.1 FM

You can also donate to the American Red Cross, Long Island Cares and Island Harvest.

For more local ways to help by donating or volunteering, check our New York Sandy relief guide.

Also, please join Patch's effort to raise awareness and funds for those living in Patch communities affected by Sandy: Patch Rebuilds, Patch’s effort to help support devastated communities after the storm, will donate $1 to the AmeriCares Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief Fund for every tweet sent with the hashtag #PatchRebuilds (up to $125,000).

Your contribution will go toward medical and humanitarian aid, grants and programs to help Sandy survivors.

You can simply tweet the hashtag #PatchRebuilds, or go to our Patch Rebuilds website, rebuilds.patch.com, and tweet directly from the site.

For more information on the concert, visit www.121212concert.org.

Jim Clarke December 14, 2012 at 04:49 PM
@ ridgewood mom, ojo, xjs, and whatever else you trolls call yourselves. you people seriously have a problem. you are arguing on and on with strangers about what type of music you personally think should be at a benefit concert, that turns into a race debate, then a political debate. and its not just this article i see your troll names bickering back in forth everyday. seriously ask yourselves "would a sane person argue back and forth with a fake name knowing you will never change the other opinion?" patch should really consider making comment under REAL names mandatory. only than will the comment area be what it is supposed to be; a place for civil conversation. right now its just a bunch of cowards saying stuff they would never say if they were gonig to be held accountable for it.
Ridgewood Mom December 14, 2012 at 04:51 PM
Judging from the Billboard 200 list, my guess is that Alicia Keys brought in the most audience to the 12-12-12 lineup. Her song "Girl On Fire" is currently in position seven. Even some "old white men" are listening to and buying it. The Rolling Stones' "GRRR!" comes next at position 42. I don't see any of the others, from the lineup, selling so many records this week. But don't worry XJS. No one is out to get "old white men" here. They are important and we care about them too. I have a feeling that even Kanye West does.
Jim Clarke December 14, 2012 at 04:51 PM
freedom of speech is not saying whatever you want behind a fake name. with freedom of speech comes accountablity of what you say.
Jack Q December 14, 2012 at 04:59 PM
It is amazing that we just had an intern working for Sen Bob Menendez arrested that was in the country illegally and a known pedophile and allegedly HSA was told not to arrest him until after the election and we are arguing about who should have been on stage at a charity concert 3 days later. And better yet, the media is not putting a lot of effort into the story.
XJS December 14, 2012 at 05:02 PM
RM - you follow me around like a dog in heat.
Emily L Elsasser December 14, 2012 at 05:05 PM
See, Thomas has the right idea. Appreciation!!!
Harland December 14, 2012 at 05:10 PM
I couldn't agree more. As far as I'm concerned, Obama is now managing my charitable donations through his wealth redistribution programs.
XJS December 14, 2012 at 05:12 PM
RM- Here's some advice- When someone posts a freestanding comment, one that is neither in response to any other comment nor directly in line with the previous thoughts already posted, you should respond to that comment as though it is an original thought from an original person. I could not care less what anyone thinks of any of the talent. I'm not speaking to talent. My point was and remains that Kanye has shown he's a fool before in the same scenario, therefore he shouldn't have been invited this time. That's it and that's all. I later pointed out that Psy is an ass & doesn't belong on a national stage in front of our president if he hates Americans as much as his lyrics suggest he does. As to your point about Clapton - how you can compare the words/actions of a younger man 36 years ago at his own concert where people paid to see/hear him, vs the words/actions of a performer at the same type of benefit concert 7 years ago is beyond me. It's apples and oranges. What Clapton says/does at his concert are to his peril. I'm sure he lost lots of fans. I don't like his music so I don't pay much mind to him. But Kanye was on a national stage at a benefit concert and he was an a**. Therefore, I think he shouldn't be included in benefit concerts. That was and remains my only point. If you can't see that, buy a pair of glasses.
XJS December 14, 2012 at 05:14 PM
LOL Harland -I'd like to give credit to congress for liberally giving away my funds as well.
XJS December 14, 2012 at 05:15 PM
Jim - many times I've said to many different people my thoughts on Kanye being in this lineup. Nowhere in my posts did I make it about his music or his race. It has always been about his behavior at the Katrina benefit. What's controversial about that?
Rajapaul December 14, 2012 at 05:15 PM
Chris - "If your to stupid ". How about YOU'RE TOO stupid to know how to write English.
XJS December 14, 2012 at 05:16 PM
But, but it's Bob Menendez. He grew up in poverty. He made his way to the top. He is living in the American dream. How can you possibly think there's a story here? //end sarcasm. I can't stand his policies or his persona. I've never voted for him, I've actively campaigned against him & I've railed on my friends who think he's anything other than a crook.
Emily L Elsasser December 14, 2012 at 05:34 PM
maybe XJS, Ojo and Ridgewood Mom you all should exchange email addresses so people dont have to be bothered by all of your immature and boring rants... enough is enough Youre bickering about rascism...and now the rest of us suffer. PLEASE STOP NOW!!! Thank you.
Terry December 14, 2012 at 05:36 PM
What is "not putting a lot of effort into the story"? Should it be on the front page of The Times? Everyone feels that their own personal axe should be ground loudly, but you'll probably just have to wait for the story to shake out. http://blog.nj.com/hobokennow/2007/10/report_stevens_subpoenad_in_pr.html
Dan Grant December 14, 2012 at 06:00 PM
Jack Q, "Alledgedly"? That is a word that covers alot of false insinuations. What do you work for Faux News? He was here on a Student Visa that had expired. He didn't enter illegally and since his pedophile conviction happened as a minor we don't know what the circumstances were. It could have been as simple as having sex with his minor girlfriend or it could be something we would want to string him up for. The point is that the Senator has no involvement in any of this as far as anyone knows.
Ojo Rojo December 14, 2012 at 06:03 PM
Exactly, his behavior at the Katrina benefit was completely inexcusable. Go watch the tape if you are unfamiliar with why people think he should never have been invited back for another benefit concert.
CHARLES COLES December 14, 2012 at 06:03 PM
This concert was never touted as a " Rock Concert". The official posters list it as a Celebrity Benefit Concert. Alex may have been confused because there was more Rock groups than any other and assumed it was a rock concert. It was a diversified group of musicians and comedians. I thought Kanye West performance was a joke that is when the remote control changed the channel for 10 minutes
Jack Q December 14, 2012 at 06:09 PM
@Dan, alledgedly was the word used by the AP, so I think you can drop the Faux outrage. I never said he entered the country illegally, my point really is that does someone here illegally and a criminal record get a job with a standing Senator? You were in politics Dan, have they stopped doing background checks on people? @Nancy, a small article was on the front page of the Record, but I haven't seen this story on any of the mainstream news outlets.
Dan Grant December 14, 2012 at 06:10 PM
Hey Chris, "Cause summers here and the time is right for fighting in the streets, boys." What is that a love song?
Ojo Rojo December 14, 2012 at 06:14 PM
Yes, there are many groups in this world who would love your idea. They have used posts made by people on social networking sites to find out who their detractors are and target them for retaliation. If you wish to live in this sort of environment, might I suggest relocating to North Korea or Iran? There you can have all the accountability you want.
Ridgewood Mom December 14, 2012 at 06:18 PM
The go back and read the link that I posted about Eric Clapton's live concert statements, and decide for yourself if Kanye West's statements are better reason for being banned from performing in a concert.
Dan Grant December 14, 2012 at 06:30 PM
If you people feel that way then you don't believe in charity anyway. I am sure you will feel the same way when the Republicans remove charitable deductions from your income tax deductions.
John Wisneuski December 14, 2012 at 06:52 PM
Dan Grant-do not pretend to know me or put words in my mouth. I give heavily to charity. Now I will no longer do that. My taxes coming out of my paycheck is now the only charity I will give.
Jim Clarke December 14, 2012 at 07:00 PM
thats the whole point "ojo"; in north korea and iran there is no freedom of speech so people are targeted for retaliation. however in america you do have freedom of speech and will not be prosecuted for what you say unless it is a threat. in america people are free to say whatever they want, no matter how idiotic, however its everyones right to know who the idiot is.
Ojo Rojo December 14, 2012 at 07:11 PM
Jim, our founding fathers completely disagree with you. They penned plenty of stuff anonymously and if you knew anything about history, you'd know that anonymous speech has a long standing tradition in this country and is protected by law and by court precedent. And no Jim, you are wrong that people aren't retaliated against for what they say in this country. The government may not be doing the retaliating but plenty of individuals are perfectly capable of crossing that line themselves. People have been fired for saying something someone disagreed with. People have been sued for saying something someone disagreed with. People have been ostracized for saying something someone disagreed with. People have been harassed and stalked for saying something someone disagreed with. People have even been attacked for saying something someone disagreed with. In the vast majority of these cases, the people being bothered for saying something someone disagreed with said something that was completely legal but still they were harassed. Seriously Jim, get your head out of the sand and go look up all the instances where non-anonymous speech has gotten people in trouble with people like you who want to muzzle free speech and make those who wish to exercise their right to free speech targets for harassment and retaliation.
XJS December 14, 2012 at 07:20 PM
I actually donate to the Salvation Army as well as 501(c)(3)s yearly.
John Wisneuski December 14, 2012 at 08:02 PM
XJS-I used to, now they can call Obama for donations.
Ridgewood Mom December 14, 2012 at 10:47 PM
How ungenerous and hateful of you, John Wisneuski. And all to make a point. Yay.
Terry December 14, 2012 at 10:54 PM
Safety 1st December 15, 2012 at 06:17 PM
I only read a few comments but REALLY ?? Complaints ?? I'm not into Rap either. The bottom kind is this. These awesome musicians raised 35 million in ticket sales alone !! That's what this is about!!! A fundraiser. End of story. I thank all musicians who donated their time, for an excellent cause. 121212. Jersey Strong !!! Nj/Ny


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