Each year, The Peace of Heart Choir organizes about two dozen outreach performances, sharing the healing power of music and messages of diversity with communities in need in local hospitals, nursing homes, shelters, and more. Here are some of the communities we’ve visited with in the last few years.
American Cancer Society’s Hope Lodge NYC
Breaking Ground’s Times Square Residence
CAMBA Park Slope Women’s Shelter
Dewitt Nursing Home
Eger Nursing Home
Gilda’s Club NYC
JASA Club 76 Senior Center
Kittay House Senior Community
Lenox Hill Women’s Shelter at the Park Avenue Armory
Mercy Home for Children
National Council of Jewish Women
Project Renewal’s Geffner House
Rikers Island Prison
Ronald McDonald House
SAGE LGBTQ Senior Center
Salvation Army’s Williams Residence
Visions Selis Manor Housing for the Blind
2017 public concerts
In 2017, our public concerts included performances for NYC commuters at the Port Authority at the invitation of the not-for-profit group Sing For Hope, for the Staten Island Yankees (see a summary of our 2017performance below), for visitors to Four Freedoms Park on Roosevelt Island as a part of festivities organized by Make Music NY, and for the Queens International Night Market in Astoria, a festival featuring food and music that celebrates the many cultures of the neighborhood.
Take Us Out to the Ballgame
On June 25, 2017, the Peace of Heart Choir performed the Star Spangled Banner for the season opener of the New York Yankees' minor league affiliate, the Staten Island Yankees. Before we sang inside the ballpark, we performed a short set outside the ball park.
Singing for Hope at the Port Authority's renovated south wing
On March 8, 2017, the choir performed at the Sing for Hope stage perched between the 1st and 2nd floor of the NYC Port Authority Terminal's renovated South Wing. Sing for Hope is an organization that seeks to transform lives by bringing the power of the arts to those who need it most.
9/11 national memorial & museum
The choir has performed several times at the September 11th National Memorial & Museum. We've done so not only at public open-air events, near the reflecting pools at the site, but also for specific events held for 9/11 first responders and their families. We last performed there on May 30, 2017.
NEW YORK SOCIETY FOR ETHICAL CULTURE
The New York Society for Ethical Culture (NYSEC) and its members support solution actions to many of the key social issues of our times through activism, community service, and financial support. On September 11, 2016 the choir performed at the NYSEC event, 9/11 After 15 Years - A Reflection.
international peace vigil
The vigil was first observed in 1982 and it was set to be observed September 11, 2001, however, it was changed that year to September 21st instead, in light of the events of 9/11. The Peace of Heart Choir performed at the vigil September 22, 2015