Opening Day at the Carousel

Man, yesterday was one of those lovely spring days you yearn for all winter:  mild weather, green grass, lovely families gathered together at a local event and, of course, the opportunity to place a frog on your head and have…

The New York Public Library Rules!

When I was a kid, the library was a no-talk zone, where stern old librarians preyed upon anyone foolish enough to utter a sound among the stacks.  Today?  Well, I'm happy to be part of the new model of library-as-important-community-hub…

Hanging With My Buddies

This weekend I provided the entertainment at the Staten Island Zoo's Eggstravagant Feast With The Easter Bunny, and, man, it was fun!  Lots of lovely families, children playing along on drums with me, plenty of animals to pet, tons of…

Valentine's Day Party

On Tuesday, February 13, I had the privilege of attending a Valentine's Day party run by my friends Elaine and Lisa for families who are served by Project Hospitality, a local and really vital human services organization here on Staten…

Groundhog Day 2018

It sure was a cold morning, but with freezing fingers flailing, Mr. Mikey and I managed to once again bring the tunes as Mr. Staten Island Chuck made his predictions at Groundhog Day 2018 at the Staten Island Zoo.  He…

"Frozen" at the St. George Theatre

Last night I had the opportunity to perform onstage at Staten Island's treasure, the St. George Theater.   It was "Frozen Family Movie Night," and, boy, was it fun!  A little bit of a silly sing-along, followed by a duet with…

Hay una Rana en Mi Cabeza

Absolutely wonderful time playing Christmas tunes for a group of lovely families the other night, and this little fella and I hit it off big time!   He sang the Itsy Bitsy Spider in Spanish for the crowd and danced…

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Music Together of Staten Island

Last week the legendary Miss Janet of Music Together of Staten Island reached out and asked if I wouldn't mind filling in for a couple of upcoming classes; it had been a while - almost six years - but I…

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"Be Amazing!"

This past Wednesday as I walked through a parking lot on my way to play for children at an after-school program for kids both on and off the spectrum, a woman stopped her car next to me, rolled down her…

Bat Man in Plaid

We 70s children well-recall the straight-from-the-box, plastic-smelling, rubber band-sporting Halloween costumes of yore, don't we? Here's yours truly circa 1975, looking every bit the superhero. (Bat Man wore plaid long sleeves under his costume, too, right?) What was your favorite…