YORKTOWN, N.Y.-- Growing up in Westchester, Duncan Abdelnour knew teens in the area were looking for things to do on the weekends and he now provides that entertainment in a drug and alcohol-free environment.
Saturday night, Yorktown teens will have the opportunity to experience one of Abdelnours events and take part in the first Foamfest.
Its a party concept that I pretty much created, Abdelnour said. Its going to be a big, fun outdoor teen dance. Were bringing in foam cannons and a foam pit.
Abdelnour said this is his first time throwing the Foamfest, which he likened to a giant bubble bath, but it isnt his first time throwing a huge event. The soon-to-be sophomore at the University of Tampa said he started hosting events like this about two years ago, when he was still a senior in Somers High School.
I know the area, and I know were always looking for something fun to do, Abdelnour said. Instead, this is something safe that we can all do where we dont have to go to a party with underage drinking or anything like that.
Providing a fun environment, safe from drugs and alcohol, has been the goal of Abdelnours organization called Westchester Teen Nights.
The event will be held at the Yorktown Firemans Fields starting at 7 p.m. Saturday. The event will feature the foam fest and performances by the Disco Fries , Jamie Drastik and Donnie Klang to create what Abdelnour described as an outdoor electronic foam dance party.
Tickets are $25 and can be purchased on this website .
Alexander Vergo, whos been the Yorktown Heights Engine Co. #1 representative for the event, said theres already been huge interest for the event on Facebook and they expect up to 2,000 people to attend.
Vergo said this is the first event of its kind being hosted on the grounds and the firehouse isnt responsible for coordinating any part of the event, as its all being done by Westchester Teen Night. The Alliance for Safe Kids will be receiving some of the profits from the event, which Vergo said made it all the more worthwhile.
We work closely with ASK, and since this is going to be helping them out and the kids in town, it seems like a great event, he said.
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