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Pandemic ways to engage

Monroe /
| 12 Jan 2022 | 01:35

Happy New Year!

This is my answer to Jessica Cohen’s question last week about local “modes of community engagement.”

I just finished my undergraduate studies at Marist College last month, which included a thirty-five-minute video documentary detailing the impact and influence that Frederick Law Olmsted had in the Hudson Valley. In addition to narrating the video, I also provided the background music for the documentary.

Speaking about music, I will be performing at the Esplanade at Palisades assisted living facility this Thursday, January 13, at 1:30 PM. The facility is located at 640 Oak Tree Rd, Palisades, NY (845) 359.7870. Here is a sample of my performance there last month which includes classical, jazz, and classic rock:

Additional upcoming performances include:

Jan. 19th: The Eliot Erie Station Assisted Living Home, 12 John St., Middletown NY (845) 342-2077

Jan. 21st: The Promenade at Blue Hill, 582 Veterans Memorial Dr., Pearl River, NY 10965 (845) 735-6846

Certainly with all the news about our raging pandemic, bleak weather, and divisive politics, I thought a story about a young historian producing videos, podcasts, and published articles in journals while also performing at senior assisted living facilities might add a little cheer for some on these otherwise freezing, overcast days.

Sincerely,

Alex Prizgintas

Monroe