Honoring Our Hero

Victor Prato, a 25 year old resident of Somers, NY, was serving as a 1st Lt. in the US Army 82nd Airborne, when on November 13, 2017 he and his men were attacked by a suicide bomber in Afghanistan. He suffered serious and life altering injures and will now need extensive and long term care.

This comes with many challenges and this effort is to help him and his family cope with all the bills and financial repercussions of this kind of injury. This is a great opportunity for us to help with that burden and all of Victor’s upcoming challenges.

John Crowley, executive officer of Prato’s company, and fellow Somers High School graduate, earlier told The Somers Record that Prato was in “fairly good spirits,” and seemed himself despite sustaining serious wounds in the attack.

“Victor definitely has a long road to recovery ahead of him but I am hopeful he will push through,” Crowley said in November.

Please help us thank Victor for his service, and sacrifice to his country, by purchasing a shirt in his honor.  All proceeds going to Victor to aid in his recovery and subsequent expenses.



A portion of the proceeds from this event will go to support Victor Prato.

The shirt is being model by John Ahearn, one of the leading volunteers behind this initiative.  Each shirt including shipping is $25 dollars. 


Click here to purchase a shirt :

Victor Prato Shirt
Victor Prato Shirt
Victor Prato Shirt - All proceeds go Victor Prato.
Price: $25.00
Select Shirt Size :


Alternatively you may make a direct donation to help support Victor Prato

Direct Donation to Victor Prato
Direct Donation to Victor Prato
Direct Donation to Victor Prato
Your Price: $ 

Event Info

This is NOT the same-old Independence Day Celebration!

Somers will be Rocking on Saturday June 30 at a NEW VENUE!
Join us at the Sebastian Capital Campus at 2875 Route 35 at the corner of Route 100.  Be entertained by 7 different Live Bands playing all day and into the night!
Click here for the schedule.

Special Guests:  The Tappan Zee Bridgemen Marching Band!

Pull-up, Park & Party!
Yup, that’s all, just show up with your family, friends and, lawn chairs; we’ll supply the rest!  

Rides & Games for the Kids and Teens!                  
Rides for the kiddies!
Games for the young-adults!

Fabulous Food Trucks
Four different types of food trucks – The Three Little Pigs BBQ, Wood Fire Pizza, Gyro Uno, Frites of NY, and more!
King Kone Ice Cream Truck!
The Somers Lions Famous Hamburgers, Sausage & Peppers and Hot Dogs on the Grill!

Fireworks to Cap of the Evening
What would a party be without Fireworks! 

A Salute to our Home Town Hero
This year we will also be honoring our Home Town Hero, 1st Lt. Victor Prato with a special service in his honor.  


Some things will remain the same . . .

The Independence Day Celebration has traditionally been where the Somers Lions pull the raffle winner to its largest fundraiser of the year.   We will be drawing the winner at this event!

The Ford Mustang Raffle fundraiser helps the Somers Lions to help others by providing resources to Local Families in need, Blythedale Children’s Hospital, Friends of Karen, Make-A-Wish of Hudson Valley, Guiding Eyes for the Blind and Scholarships for local High School Students. 

Click here to find how how your raffle ticket helps the communityThe Somers Lions Club Charity Raffle



So come out and let’s celebrate Independence Day, it is going to be a day you will not want to miss with fun for the whole family.  

Hurry and purchase your tickets NOW as space is limited and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis!

Purchase Your Block Party Tickets NowPurchase before they run out


Rain Date:  Sunday July 1, 2018

Please leave the grills at home.


Somers Block Party 2018
Saturday June 30th
Gates open at 2:00pm / Entertainment begins at 3:00pm
Gates close at 8:00pm prior to the fireworks

Sebastian Capital Urban Campus at 1 Pepsi Way, Somers, NY (Across from King Kone)

Entrance fee is $20 per carload in advance ($30 day of event, space permitting)Click here to purchase tickets

VIP Parking is available at $100 per carload.  VIP Pass includes 2 parking spaces (one for the car, the other for your tent/chairs/tables, etc.)  on the same level as the food and entertainment.

Brought to you by:

The Town of Somers
The Somers Lions Club
Sebastian Capital

Purchase your tickets early as spaces are limited! 

Purchase Your Block Party Tickets NowPurchase before they run out

Rain Date:  Sunday July 1, 2018

Please leave the grills at home.



The event takes place on Saturday June 30, 2018 (Rain Date:  July 1st)
at the Sebastian Capital Campus on the corner of Route 35 & Route 100.

Cars will be admitted starting at 2:00, entertainment begins at 3:00.


Schedule of Events
(subject to change)

Time Event Detail
2:00 Gates Open Enter the event with your family and friends
  Tappan Zee Bridgemen Tappan Zee Bridgemen Marching Band will play throughout the day!
3:00 Scarecrow Entertainment kicks-off with Southern Rock / Country Music
3:45 Irish Dance Kelly Oster Irish Step Dancers
4:00 Ron Reggae Local band performing Jamaican Rhapsody
4:45 TBD  
5:00 Michael Vega & TCB Band Elvis Impersonator performing an Elvis Tribute Show
5:45 Penny Lane Penny Lane Dancers
6:00 Opening Ceremony  Be Onsite to participate in our attempt to set a World Record for the Most Amount of People to Salute a Drone!
6:30 Cadillac Chris Somers Own Doo Wop Sensation Chris Ruggerio
7:15 Just Nuts Band The Ultimate Party Band!
8:00 Andrea & The Armenian Rug Riders Performing Top Hits the remainder of the evening
9:30 Fireworks  
Purchase Your Block Party Tickets NowPurchase before they run out

Event Sponsors

This event is brought to you by:



With Special thanks to:


We would like to thank the following Event Sponsors who have provided funding, products or services to help finance this event.


Gold Event Sponsors:

Silver Event Sponsors: 

Please thank them by doing business with them!


This event is brought to you by:

  • The Town of Somers
  • The Somers Lions Club
  • Sebastian Capital

For questions, please reach out to The Somers Lions Club at www.SomersLionsClub.org (914) 302-4546