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Tony Danza to Guest Bartend at Connolly Station

Actor and Malverne HS alum helping to raise funds for sixth grade trip to Frost Valley.

"Who's the Boss?" star Tony Danza will be behind the bar at Connolly Station in Malverne for one night next month to help raise funds for the Malverne School District's annual field trip to Frost Valley YMCA.

The 1968 Malverne High School graduate has partnered up with the Save Frost Valley Committee, a group of parents who have been dilligently fundraising to preserve this sixth grade tradition ever since it was cut from the district's budget. 

Before his acting career took off, Danza, whose family moved to Malverne when he was 14, worked as a bartender at Connolly's when it was called Ickle Bickle's. Now, the 62-year-old renowned actor and author, will be behind the bar again on March 14 as a guest bartender.

Proceeds from the event will go to the Save Frost Valley Fund. So far, the committee has raised just under $15,000 through various fundraisers including a car wash, candle sale, Zumba event and a concert with American Idol's Robbie Rosen.

The committee will release more details about the March 14 event, including the time, shortly.

chris Bella February 18, 2013 at 03:08 PM
Point well taken. Although Tony shake not stirred.
M Gibbons-Klos February 19, 2013 at 01:58 AM
Thank you to Tony Danza & all the people trying to fundraise for this very valuable endeavor. Both my children had a great experience going to Frost Valley. Not everything that you need to learn to become an engaged, active member of society can be learned in the classroom. M. Gibbons-Klos
kathy panaro February 22, 2013 at 06:54 PM
Tony Danza is donating his time and helping out the children from the community that he grew up in and enjoyed. He is contributing to the enrichment and wonderful friendship memories the children will have of their time together in middle school. Many people really appreciate his thoughtfulness and kindness. Maybe one day, the children will be inspired to "pay it forward" back to their Malverne community in some special way. Giving to others, especially children, really means a lot and encourages them to know that others CARE. They all have wonderful potential in many different careers they choose to take in their lives, and they all have special value being just who they are. Each person is unique and special. So, thank you Tony and God bless you and your family.
Save Frost Valley March 06, 2013 at 01:25 AM
Save Frost Valley Is thrilled and grateful that Mr. Danza has offered to help us fulfill the mission of getting the sixth-graders at Howard T Herber to Frost Valley just as every other sixth grade class for 40 years has done before them. The students in Malverne are being asked to work harder than ever before. The administration has made it clear that testing and classroom instruction will not be jeopardized. Assessments have been ramped up and field trips have been cancelled or postponed. Schools are open on Saturdays for students needing to better prepare for state tests. The parents of these 6th graders are committed to providing an enriching experience and we could not do it without Mr Danzas help. We are full of gratitude and full of optimism. Please join us on March 14th at Connollys.
Patch adams March 06, 2013 at 12:19 PM
How can our kids learn to succeed on their own when their teachers are dependent on others for their success, that funds could not be raised without tiny is defeatist, bake sales and car washes is the way to go , and why is the "school" allowing a fundraiser at a bar, ever hear of MADD,

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