The Summer 2013 Issue of Connections is Available Online!

The latest issue of Connections, Eden II’s agency newsletter, is now available online! Check out this great issue featuring articles: Finding the Joy of Piano & Music, The Community Helps Eden II Recover From Hurricane Sandy, Observations from the Board as Eden II Branches Out, Around Town Connections, A Special Profile of Julie Azuma, What is…

Congrats Kara Alicakos!

Kara 2Please join us in congratulating Kara Alicakos for receiving the Above and Beyond Award for July. This monthly award is a great way for us to recognize and thank staff, students, volunteers, and the community who go above and beyond for the agency, helping to promote and raise needed funds for the program’s growth.

Congrats Angela Ricca!

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Please join us in congratulating Angela Ricca for being the recipient of the Above
and Beyond Award for June. This monthly award is a great way for us to recognize
and thank staff, students, volunteers, and the community who go above and beyond
for the agency, helping to promote and raise needed funds for the program’s growth.

Prom pins a rose on Staten Island’s autism community

Kiawana Rich/Staten Island Advance By Kiawana Rich/Staten Island Advance  on May 22, 2013 at 10:25 PM, updated May 22, 2013 at 10:55 PM STATEN ISLAND — It was a “Night Under the Stars” for members of Staten Island’s autistic community, as they turned out Wednesday to celebrate a first-ever prom held in their honor.   The night was…

Finding the Joy of Piano & Music

By Loretta Kennedy, Eden II Coordinator of Extra Curricular Activities

pianoThe joy of music has been with me my entire lifetime. My father played guitar and sang happily many evenings after dinner and at every family get together. When I was first introduced to the piano at age 8, I quickly learned that I had neither my father’s gift to play by ear nor his ability to sing in tune. But the world of piano lessons and reading music has given me a leisure activity like no other. It is a great de-stressor and has enabled me to meet other musicians, perform for an audience, and make music with my family.

Congratulations Victor Vientos!

Please join us in congratulating Victor Vientos for being the recipient of the Above and Beyond Award for May. This monthly award is a great way for us to recognize and thank staff, students, and volunteers who go above and beyond for the agency, helping to promote and raise needed funds for the program’s growth.