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Blue's Christmas - A living tribute

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Blue's Christmas  - A living tribute

In the spirit of Brother Blue, storytellers will take to the "streets." From Chanukah through Christmas, New Year’s, until the last day of Kwanza&Los Tres Reyes they will tell stories where people need it the most forming a tribute to Brother Blue.

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Walk the Walk - in tribute and in hope

THE NEED: The passing of Brother Blue leaves a hole in our lives. That hole, though painful, also creates a space to be filled with good work.
In December, performers go where people need cheer and share their talents. On the actual holidays, those who live in or work at institutions are lonelier than ever. It is the darkest time of year, a time when inner lights begin to dim. The Winter Solstice has always been a time when stories of light and hope are told. During the holiday week, institutions that care for those who cannot or will not care for themselves are understaffed and have few visitors. The staff, the patients/clients, inmates are all missing family, friends and the deep feeling of connection.
OUR IDEA:  In the spirit of Brother Blue, storytellers will take to the "streets." From Chanukah through Christmas Eve, New Year’s Eve and beyond, until the last day of Kwanza or Los Tres Reyes they will tell stories where people need it the most. Through this work we will form a living tribute to Brother Blue. 
The time frame is only a suggestion. It may not be possible for everyone to arrange a venue at this late date. However, sharing our talents during the holiday season will have the biggest impact for many who feel lonely and hopeless at this time of year. Know that whenever you decide to “walk the walk” you will be following in the footsteps of our beloved Brother Blue.

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A "Blue's Christmas" or a " Blue's Holiday"

The time frame is only a suggestion. It may not be possible for everyone to arrange a venue at this late date. However, sharing our talents during the holiday season will have the biggest impact for…Continue

Started by Norah Dooley Dec 15, 2009.

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Comment by Barbara Aliprantis on December 14, 2010 at 10:08am

It's never too late!  I am delighted to get the invitation early this morning to join this living tribute to our beloved Brother Blue. We will dedicate the gathering this evening of the New York STORY Exchange tellers at The Cornelia Street Cafe in Greenwich Village at 6 PM sharp for our “Year-End Festival” celebrating 14 years of storytelling on the 2nd Tuesday of each month.  Our featured teller tonight is the marvelous Thomas (Tommy) Pryor (http://yorkvillestoopstonuts.blogspot.com/ ) and, cameo slots for as many tellers as time allows.  The air will be filled with stories, love and light as we channel the spirit of Brother Blue. – Barbara Aliprantis

 

P.S. I know Brother Blue would love and embrace this quote by Edith Wharton: “There are two ways of spreading light: To be the candle or the mirror that reflects it”  

 

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A "Blue's Christmas" or a " Blue's Holiday"

Started by Norah Dooley Dec 15, 2009.

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Freshman/Sophomores/ELL: $500 - 1st place - Mannasseh Konadu

$250 - Runners up - William Lam, Heroldine Blemur, Sabrina Barroso 

Juniors: $1,000 split to Patrick Hoarty and Silas Weiner to tie 1st place

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