Last October the Shrine began “Making Space for Serenity,“ a series of Wednesday-evening music meditations. Our goal was simple: to provide our neighbors a respite from their cramped apartments by giving them a COVID-safe environment where they could de-stress, experience beauty, and find some peace.
Over 20 programs and 24 musicians later, we see the needs of the community shifting. As the world re-opens, the desire for respite is being replaced by yearning to re-build a sense of community.
Hence next Wednesday, May 26 we will host our last Serenity evening, featuring Rachel Nierenberg on French Horn. Then in June we will move outdoors.
For each of the five Wednesdays in June the Shrine will offer “Melting Pot Jazz” on our lawn. (Mother Cabrini is, after all, the patron saint of immigrants). Family-friendly and ethnically diverse, the lively series will feature a range of geographic influences on music.
The time remains the same, 6:30pm. We welcome you to bring a picnic dinner, mingle with friends you haven’t seen, meet new ones, and enjoy fresh air and freedom. We have seen great sadness, and yet have much for which to be thankful.
Melting Pot Jazz is offered in conjunction with Jazz WaHi. This program is free to the public, with donations gratefully accepted.