The Jacob Burns Film Center is generously offering our meet up group 25 complimentary tickets to an upcoming special event, taking place Thursday June 26 @ 7:30 pm. We will be screening Alive Inside. You must reply by 9 am on June 23 to receive a ticket. Please no exceptions, this is the deadline. You must also provide your full name (first and last) to be put on the guest list. If you are bringing a guest please list their full name. Please arrive a minimum of 15 early to get your ticket.
The event fee is $2 paid by paypal in advance. This is an event fee is to help defer the meetup fees and also to confirm your attendance to this event, it is not for the ticket purchase, the ticket is complimentary. The event fee is non refundable.
Community Matters: Alive Inside
Thurs. June 26 at 7:30 pm
“The philosopher Kant once called music ‘the quickening art’.” (Oliver Sacks) Winner: Audience Award at Sundance! When social worker Dan Cohen brought iPods to a nursing home, he witnessed a miracle: Even some of the most unresponsive dementia patients “awakened” when listening to music from their past. With renowned neurologist Oliver Sacks providing context, this is a groundbreaking, moving investigation into the mysterious way music functions in our brains.
Q&A Dr. Concetta M. Tomaino and Dr. Janna Heyman with JBFC's Brian Ackerman. Dr. Tomaino is the Executive Director/Co-founder of the Institute for Music and Neurologic Function, a member of CenterLight Health System. Dr. Tomaino has worked with IMNF, which she co-founded with Oliver Sacks, for the past 25 years. She is a past president of the American Association for Music Therapy and is also a founding board member of Music & Memory, a non-profit organization founded by Dan Cohen. The Associate Director of the Ravazzin Center for Aging at Fordham University, Dr. Heyman oversees a number of projects related to aging and aging education in Westchester. She has also conducted extensive research and published numerous scholarly articles on creative arts, intergenerational programming and social work education.
RECEPTION Please join us at the Media Arts Lab (405 Manville Rd) for a reception featuring local, sustainable food from Table Local Market. Community Matters: Local Issues, Discussion, Activism. Community Matters is a series dedicated to generating discussion and activism around topics that affect us locally, including health, environment, education, housing, and energy. The series is sponsored by the Westchester Community Foundation.