This month! This month has been our busiest (and happiest) yet!
We visited our beloved KidZone TV at Kravis Children’s Hospital. This was the very first hospital we connected with, so it’s very special to us. We had a little glitch with the tech and had to improvise this visit, which kept us on our toes and was an absolute blast!
We had an epic dance party at The Ronald McDonald House! The kids there are so joyous, present and ready for a good experience. It’s so inspiring. And it’s such a pleasure to meet their families as well. We had one little girl with beautiful bright red hair, who couldn’t have been more than 3, who didn’t stop dancing once. That place is pure magic, we feel so lucky to be invited to spend time there.
We shared a wonderful, interactive Broadway workshop with about 80 second through fourth graders at The East Harlem Scholars Academy II. Their incredible teacher, Joseph Lee, was a Child Life Specialist at Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital, before he moved on to teaching. The work he’s doing with these kids is absolutely amazing. He is a true hero.
We launched our curated performing arts workshops at Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital. Our first workshop was led by the effervescent Suzy Perelman, who often plays violin in our orchestra at The Phantom of the Opera. She gathered a wonderful quartet of incomparable musicians, who played Broadway and classical music and taught the kids all about how an orchestra works. It was a beautiful afternoon, with glorious music echoing through Hassenfeld’s halls, and hopefully into the rooms of the kid’s who weren’t able to join in the fun.
Our group is incredibly strong and dedicated and still growing all the time, which we are beyond grateful for. And the month isn’t over yet! We have another workshop at Hassenfeld coming up next week, and more Broadway Hearts visits as well. This month! Love.