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DMF Concert today at 1 and 4pm!! Hope you can join us!!

I bet that you would have more fun at this concert than anything else you could do today (unless you are on a vacation somewhere tropical or at a spa). It’s not too late to join us! There are a few seats left at the 4pm show, and more left at the 1pm concert today. All of the information and how to reserve tickets can be found in the invitation from the Trush family, copied below:
To our friends,

Hope all is well!

You are cordially invited to join us on Sunday, May 22nd at The Dalton School, 108 East 89th St. (between Lexington and Park Ave.) for one or both of our Music Celebration concerts – 1:00PM-2:30PM and/or 4:00PM-5:30PM.  Our theme for this semester is “Give Our Regards to Broadway – A Musical Celebration.”  Each show will have eleven different performances and will also include a video clip of our Member Leadership Program. We will be performing songs from Guys and Dolls, The Lion King, Mary Poppins, The Sound of Music and Cats, among others, and our members will be introducing props into their songs as well, for the very first time. Should be a wonderful day!

We look forward to having you join us. Please RSVP if you will be able to attend by using Eventbrite – dmfspring2011.eventbrite.com or if you prefer, contact us at daniels@danielsmusic.org or at 212.289.8912.

Help us spread the word and fill both shows (seat capacity 400 at each show), by inviting your family/friends to join us (just let us know so that we can keep track of the number of attendees)! As always, many thanks for being part of the DMF community!

Warm regards,

Daniel, Ken, Nancy and Mike

You can check out http://www.danielsmusic.org for video clips from past concerts. I’ll be there with Ryan and all of the kids (4pm) so make sure to find me and say hi if you’re able to make it. Hope to see you there!

Tickets are going fast – DMF concert this Sunday, May 22nd!

It is my understanding that there are a few seats left at the 4pm show, and more left at the 1pm concert this Sunday. However, both performances are filling up more quickly than ever before, which is really exciting. I encourage you to reserve tickets online to this amazing concert before space runs out! All of the information and how to reserve tickets can be found in the invitation from the Trush family, copied below:
To our friends,

Hope all is well!

You are cordially invited to join us on Sunday, May 22nd at The Dalton School, 108 East 89th St. (between Lexington and Park Ave.) for one or both of our Music Celebration concerts – 1:00PM-2:30PM and/or 4:00PM-5:30PM.  Our theme for this semester is “Give Our Regards to Broadway – A Musical Celebration.”  Each show will have eleven different performances and will also include a video clip of our Member Leadership Program. We will be performing songs from Guys and Dolls, The Lion King, Mary Poppins, The Sound of Music and Cats, among others, and our members will be introducing props into their songs as well, for the very first time. Should be a wonderful day!

We look forward to having you join us. Please RSVP if you will be able to attend by using Eventbrite – dmfspring2011.eventbrite.com or if you prefer, contact us at daniels@danielsmusic.org or at 212.289.8912.

Help us spread the word and fill both shows (seat capacity 400 at each show), by inviting your family/friends to join us (just let us know so that we can keep track of the number of attendees)! As always, many thanks for being part of the DMF community!

Warm regards,

Daniel, Ken, Nancy and Mike

You can check out http://www.danielsmusic.org for video clips from past concerts. I’ll be there with Ryan and all of the kids so make sure to say hi if you’re able to make it. Hope to see you there!

May 22nd, 2011 – DMF Concert – includes video clips from past performances

I hope you will able to join us on May 22nd for the Spring DMF concert! This is the first year that they are opening some seats to the general public, and I assure you that it is an event you do not want to miss. Though I have been to half a dozen of their concerts now, I always leave feeling uplifted, inspired, and amazed at what music can do to enrich lives. Truly, being in the audience is almost as fun as being up on the stage.

But, just in case you need more than my word on how awesome the concerts are, I have included some video clips in this post from past performances. My first attempt at real technology 🙂

Performances are at The Dalton School on the UES, at 1pm and 4pm. James is ushering for the first time, and performing at the 4pm concert. Of course we will all be there loud and proud. Please email me or leave a comment if you would like to RSVP to this unique musical event.

Website: http://www.danielsmusic.org

May 6, 9am – Meeting at PS 163, featuring Dina Shanowitz of The Friendship Circle

One of my biggest worries in life is that James will end up alone, without meaningful relationships, when he grows up. One of the main reasons we have kept him in a CTT class setting rather than a contained class or private school is so he can pick up typical social behavior and learn how to interact with his peers. Of course, there are plenty of typical kids we’d rather he not be friends with – kids can be so mean and thoughtless. But the hope is always to take the good and accept that there are negative consequences to everything, it is the careful game of balancing we play.

So The Friendship Circle is especially intriguing to me. Below is an excerpt taken from their website at http://www.friendshipnyc.com:

The Friendship Circle’s unique approach brings together teenage volunteers and children with special needs for hours of fun and friendship. These shared experiences empower children with special needs, while enriching the lives of everyone else involved:

Children with special needs bloom and gain the confidence they need to make the most of their abilities and talents.

Teenage volunteers learn the priceless value of giving, the curative power of friendship, and the vital importance of integrating children with special needs into the community.

Parents and siblings receive much-needed needed respite and support from Friendship Circle programs and the Friendship Circle family.

The fact is, the Friendship Circle links volunteers, children, parents, staff, and supporters in a seamless circle of friendship that makes miracles happen every day.

I encourage you to attend the meeting on May 6th at 9am to meet Dina and learn more about this program. There will be the opportunity to sign up for the Central Park Challenge as well as the Summer Family group that meets twice weekly to give everyone a chance to stay in touch and socialize. I will also have more copies of the Extracurricular Summer Activities and Camps handout from the last meeting. I look forward to seeing you there!

Amazing advertising opportunity in the DMF Spring Journal – deadline approaching!

I wanted to post this great advertising opportunity for NYC services and businesses, not to mention friends and family of DMF members! As someone who goes to every concert, I can attest that DMF concerts are always packed with people They also hand out copies of the journal all over the city year round. My son James is a DMF member and we plan to send a “shout out” this year (Grandmas and Grandpas you could send a shout out to James too, hint hint ).

If you’re still on the fence, click here to learn more about DMF.  Below is an email from the Trush family as well as a downloadable advertisement form:

To our friends,

We hope that you are doing well!  We want to thank you and express our gratitude for being part of the DMF community!  Our community is growing in so many ways, but most importantly, in the number of members we serve and in the programs that we offer. We now provide 26 classes to over 150 members!

Our semi-annual Music Celebration journal ads have been a great success thus far since we started it last spring.  Our hope is that the journal will continue to grow and we will be able to defray some of the costs of our Music Celebration and raise additional funds for our programs. This semester our Music Celebration will be on Sunday, May 22nd at 1:00PM and 4:00PM and the theme is “Broadway Songs.”

We would greatly appreciate if you would consider purchasing an ad to help support DMF. The ads run from a 3-line Shout Out for $25 to a full-page ad for $500 ($1,000 if you would like the ad designed by Eastwest Marketing Group).  We appreciate your consideration and look forward to seeing you soon (hopefully at one of the 2 shows on May 22nd!).

If you have any questions or would like to see a sample from the Holiday Journal, please do not hesitate to contact us. Thanks again.

Warm regards,

Daniel, Ken, Nancy and Mike


Thanks for considering this mutually beneficial opportunity! DMF is truly one of the great causes here in the city, and I think it is a privilege to be associated with them. Click to download the Spring Ad form here.