Tuesday, June 30, 2009

by the Hudson -- West Village

Thursday, June 11, 2009

PAL is asking for you to help out our NYC kids! I made a donation, I hope you will!

Remember being a kid who could hardly wait for summer?  Was your reality ever far from what you hoped for?   Some days might have even been downright dull and boring.
Well …what about a summer filled with new friends, field trips, softball, volleyball, reading, arts and crafts, dances, parades, contests, board games, exercise, healthy foods, caring and encouraging adults?
That’s exactly what’s in store at PAL.  Our summer day camps and playstreets in five New York City boroughs have ways of making learning and growing fun.  Act now so you can give New York City kids a summer to remember.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

It is not the critic...Visit Teddy Roosevelt's birth place right here on 20th Street NYC


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“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; because there is not effort without error and shortcomings; but who does actually strive to do the deed; who knows the great enthusiasm, the great devotion, who spends himself in a worthy cause, who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement and who at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly. So that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.”

 Theodore Roosevelt quotes (American 26th US President (1901-09), 1858-1919)


Saturday, June 6, 2009

Natalia 'Saw Lady" Paruz and a 7th annual Musical Saw Ensemble will be gathering in Queens to attempt to break a Guinness World Record in Queens!

I happily posted this email and you may see me there celebrating having made it to 47 years old wearing a very tight t shirt that says Vote for Tony Avella for Mayor!  

Hi Suzannah,

I would like to ask you if you could blog on the 7th annual Musical Saw Festival in NYC, please, where an attempt to break the Guinness World Record of the 'Largest Musical Saw Ensemble' will be conducted.
The current record, set in Poland last year, is 27 musical saw players.
Will we set a new record in NYC on July 18th?

The art form of making music with a carpenter's handsaw has been around for 300 years, but has become almost forgotten since the 1930's. The festival set up to make sure this unique art form does not disappear.
For the past 7 years Astoria (Queens) became a pilgrimage spot for musical saw players from all over the world. In past years musical saw players from China, Japan, India, Germany, Canada and all over the USA participated.
The festival, which is supported by the Queens Council on the Arts, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs and the NY State Council on the Arts, includes a concert, an art exhibit and a workshop - all centered around the musical saw, of course.

A video from last year's festival:

We hope that you would consider mentioning our unique event in your blog, please. It would be huge help to reach out to saw players (we need as many as possible for the Guinness attempt!). Musical saw players should contact the festival a.s.a.p. through the festival's website.

When: Saturday, July 18th, 2pm
Where: Trinity Church, 31-18 37th Street (37th street at 31st Ave), Astoria (Queens), NYC
Admission: $10
More info: www.MusicalSawFestival.org

Thank you very much,
all the best,

Natalia 'Saw Lady' Paruz
Founder/director of the annual NYC Musical Saw Festival

Friday, June 5, 2009

Children's Magical Garden Needs volunteers! Show up, contact, visit their website

"Children's Magical is hosting Make Music New York in the Garden on June 21st,  the Summer Solstice.  There is a great line-up of free, acoustic, family  friendly bands that will be playing from 11 AM-8:30 PM.  We need more volunteers  to be there for 3 shifts:  11-2, 2-5:30, 5:30-8:30/9 (make sure we are closed at  dark).  It should be tons of fun.  Contact Kate at katetemplewest@http://www.facebook.com/l/;gmail.com  if you would like to volunteer, or message me on facebook.  Make Music New York  will also be providing volunteers to keep the garden clean and safe, but it  would be good to have as many volunteers as possible.  Probably you will just be  hanging out and enjoying most of the time."  To reply to this message, follow the link below: http://www.facebook.com/n/?inbox/readmessage.php&t=1015856772577&mid=917de0G609d2422G4941b7G0 

Thursday, June 4, 2009