It was a great recital last Saturday at the Carroll Gardens Library in Brooklyn. With 30 students performing and a house of over 100 guests, we had a lovely time and everyone did their best. Thanks again to all the parents, grandparents, friends and family who came to show their support, love and appreciation of our young performers! And special thanks to Jeff Schwartz and the entire staff of the Carroll Gardens library who graciously let us use their space and even set up the chairs for us!
We’ll be having our recital at the Carroll Gardens branch of the Brooklyn Public Library on Saturday, January 22, 2011 at 2pm. The space looks nice and they even have a grand piano – though so out of tune it is unusable!
It’s located at the corner of Clinton and Union Streets. The recital, as always, is free, and open to the public, so come early to guarantee a seat and to help me set up the room! I appreciate your help in putting away the chairs afterwards as well.
So we continue our tour of the Brooklyn Public Library spaces as weekend hours have been cut at Pacific Library and Park Slope is still under renovation for another year! Please support your/our public library!
Pacific Library branch of Brooklyn Public Library – 2:30pm
Everyone is sounding so good and ready for this week’s recital. So here’s a reminder of the event. It’s at 2:30pm on the third floor of the library which is located at the intersection of Pacific Street and 4th Avenue – right near the Atlantic/Pacific subway stops and the Long Island Rail Road.
There is a GED class going on in that space until around 2pm so we need to set up quickly. I would appreciate any help from the parents as I’m not sure if the chairs will be arranged for us. Also help in cleaning up will be greatly appreciated. I’ll be bringing my digital piano and will set that up as soon as we are allowed too.
There will be 20 or 21 children performing each for between 1 minute and 3 minutes. So I expect the whole affair to be done within 45 to 60 minutes. We have the space until 4:30pm.
The space is provided free to community events and we must give thanks to librarian Salvador Salame. We hope to impress him so we can book a summer recital here too.
Please note, I plan on video recording the entire event and will share the clips on my website. if anyone prefers not to be included, please let me know.
Thanks and I look forward to seeing you on Saturday afternoon!
The recital will be open to the public at the Pacific Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library from 2:30pm to 4:30pm on Saturday, January 30, 2010. It was the first of the Andrew Carnegie libraries to open in Brooklyn in 1904 and features a lovely third floor light-filled auditorium with windows.
Special thanks to librarian Salvador Salame for the space.