On Saturday, October 7, 2023, John’s Crazy Socks will host a fashion and art show where all the models and artists have a differing ability.
John’s Crazy Socks is staging our second annual Another Face of Beauty: Fashion and Art Show as part of the Long Island Fall Festival. The event will feature a fashion show, musical performances and a display of artwork. All of the models, performers and artists will have differing abilities.
John Cronin, an entrepreneur who has Down syndrome and co-founded John’s Crazy Socks, said, “We want the world to see what people with differing abilities can do. We want to show that beauty comes in many forms.”
Another Face of Beauty: A Fashion and Art Show
Date: Saturday, October 7, 2023
Time: 2:30 p.m.
Location: The Chapin Stage at Heckscher Park in Huntington Village, New York
Many organizations are collaborating to present this Fashion and Art Show. Models will come from John’s Crazy Socks, Special Olympics New York, The Viscardi Center, the Spirit of Huntington Art Center, and Family Residences and Essential Enterprises (FREE). Students at the Music Academy for Special Learners and FREE will perform. The Spirit of Huntington Art Center is organizing the Art Show and will display works from artists from FREE, the Viscardi Center, John’s Crazy Socks and the Art Center.
Vita Scaturro, Chairperson of the Huntington Chamber of Commerce, said, “We are so happy that John’s Crazy Socks has chosen to stage the Fashion and Art Show as part of the Long Island Festival. It demonstrates our commitment to diversity and inclusion. And festival attendees will love it.”
Why Create Another Face of Beauty: A Fashon and Art Show?
Mark X. Cronin, John’s father and co-founder of John’s Crazy Socks explains, “We have a mission to spread happiness and an essential part of that mission is showing what people with differing abilities can do. More than half our colleagues have a differing ability, but it is not enough to employ people. We want to show the world. By staging Another Face of Beauty: A Fashon and Art Show, we can share the creativity and the beauty of our colleagues and all these performers and artists who have a different ability. Attendees will see these models and the artwork and hear the musical performances and it will open their minds to the possibilities of what all of us can achieve.”
About John’s Crazy Socks
John’s Crazy Socks was inspired by John Lee Cronin, a young man with Down syndrome, and his love of colorful and fun socks—what he calls his “crazy socks.” He and his father, Mark X. Cronin, started the company as a social enterprise with a mission of Spreading Happiness™. With more than 4,000 socks, John’s Crazy Socks is now the world’s largest sock store. More than half their employees have a differing ability, and their Giving Back program has raised over $650,000 for charity partners like the Special Olympics, the National Down Syndrome Society, and the Autism Society of America. Most of all, they are Spreading Happiness™.
For more information about John’s Crazy Socks, visit our webpage, Facebook page, Instagram account, TikTok or YouTube channel. You can also contact us at 631-760-5625 or via email at email@example.com.