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…

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…

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.

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.