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Songs of Life

A Sing-Along Sharing




11:15 am - 12:15 pm

Over the past four months, a group of seniors at JASA at the HES has been meeting weekly with SPARC artist-in-residence Mark Bruckner to learn songs written by singers and songwriters from the borough of Brooklyn. This group has learned how lyrics and music from this part of "The Great American Songbook" are composed and structured.

Using popular idioms like blues, gospel, folk song, and Tin Pan Alley ballads, they have also written some lovely, original songs based on memories and ideas shared by members of the group.  Please come and join with them in this  joyful celebration of "Songs of Life."  Refreshments will be served. 

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.

Rebecca Potts

Hello, I'm Rebecca. I'm part of BAC's Arts in Education team. Please email me at if you need assistance with this event or have questions about our Arts in Education programs.

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