Seen on Broadway: Gluten-Free Trees. Coming Soon: No-carb Latkes!
Remember: December is "Spread the Blove" month. If you enjoy these blog posts, won't you share this with a nearby friend, family member or neighbor? It's a great way to stay in touch between newsletters of the W. 102nd & 103rd Streets Block Association. So tip off a neighbor who can then receive local news directly to his or her email by just filling in an email address at the bottom of each post.
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But one event I refuse to leave unobserved is the winter solstice. I'll even celebrate a solstice twice a year. Unapologetically. (Some people in my family celebrate them four times a year, but that's another story.)
The solstices are the most enduring and common observances in the whole wide family of Homo sapiens sapiens.
In stark contrast to the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade which has devolved into an unwatchable infomercial saturated with product placement, the actual solstice remains untainted by consumerism. That, in my book, is something to sing about!
So this December 21st, on the heels of that traffic-stopping eclipse which reminded us of our puny place on the third rock from the sun, come into the streets and sing. Come mittened. Come gloved. Come sing with your neighbors, known and unknown. Sing on your streets! Sing under windows and on stoops. Stand in the doorways and block up the halls. Sing out loud. Sing out strong. Sing off-key. Sing joyous or blue. Sing 2017 out.
And sing back all the light we cannot see.
Save the date and see you out there!
Thursday, December 21st at 7pm at 865 West End Avenue (W. 102nd Street).
To download a songsheet, click here.