Music and Memory
Senior Center: Riverdale Senior Services
In "Songs My Mother Taught Me," weekly discussions with seniors at Riverdale Senior Services about music, cultural heritage, and personal memories were used to make programming choices for four live concerts performed by Anna and pianist Tristan Cano. Performances centered around holiday/seasonal themes, as well as the seniors' favorite songs.
*All other photos courtesy of the Artists.
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about the SPARC guidelines, call 718-931-9500 x20
SPARC is a collaboration among the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the Department for the Aging and the City's five local arts councils situated in each borough – Brooklyn Arts Council, Bronx Council on the Arts, Council on the Arts and Humanities of Staten Island, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council and Queens Council on the Arts. It was developed as part of Age-Friendly NYC, a citywide effort to make the City more livable for seniors, and previously ran in 2011-2012 after a successful pilot called Space for Art in 2009. The 2012-2013 SPARC program is supported, in part, by public funds from the Department for the Aging.