Hamptons Charities Team Up For Travels With Charley Dog Walk
Aida Turturro with "Travels With Charley" host Jill Rappaport. (Photo by Nicole B. Brewer)
Bay Street Theatre
and Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons
) have teamed up for "Travels With Charley" Dog Walk on Saturday, May 4 at 8:30 a.m. honoring Steinbeck Weekend. Jill Rappaport
, NBC Today Show
correspondent as well as award-winning animal advocate will serve as celebrity host along with Barbara Slifka
as Honorary Chair.
The event is inspired by the novel "Travels With Charley" which became a best-seller by writer John Steinbeck
after he set off to drive cross country from his home in Sag Harbor with his French poodle, Charley and wrote about his journey.
Similar to a 5k, the walk begins at Haven's Beach and finishes at Bay Street Theatre followed by a "Bagels and Bones" reception. To participate, dog owners may pick up forms in advance at Bay Street Theatre on the Long Wharf in Sag Harbor, ARF in East Hampton or Harbor Pets in Sag Harbor. A grand prize will be awarded to the person who raises the most money. The entrance fee is $25 and all proceeds will benefit Bay Street Theatre and ARF.
For more information visit www.baystreet.org