Magical Music for Life Foundation's TUNES IN TIMES SQUARE
Magical Music for Life Foundation will present its sixth annual TUNES IN TIMES SQUARE benefit concert Sunday, May 7th on Broadway in Times Square. The goal of this high-energy concert is to raise awareness of our music and free touring shows for all children and raise financial support for the completion of our new water safety album, outreach for this album, performance costs of our existing free touring shows to benefit children throughout the tri-state area, and production of new free music for children with autism and special needs worldwide. The event will be a continuous sing-a-thon where preselected, talented children and groups will perform on the same stage as numerous Broadway actors and the Magical Music singing groups.
There will be many exciting items to bid on and win in the online and silent auction and raffle, including tickets for Broadway and other NYC & LA shows and events with backstage tours, travel, autographed items, travel, dining, unique items, etc. Donations will be gladly accepted at the event, at this bidding site, or www.magicalmusic.org.
While music is magic therapy for us all, it can make the difference between withdrawal and awareness for those with special needs. Lyrical melodies, rhythms, and harmonies can elicit a response in children that stimulates learning, promotes responsiveness, encourages communication, and fosters growth. When used to empower and evoke connectedness in children with autism and special needs, music is truly transformative.
Magical Music is thrilled that the funds raised at last year’s TUNES IN TIMES SQUARE enabled us to start production of a new album for water safety and basic swimming skills and continue touring our show, A Day in the Life of a Child: Musical Revue, based on our album by the same name that is a collection of free downloadable original songs written especially for children with special needs and autism to schools, libraries, etc. Our goal is to provide children of all abilities with music that engages and transforms the way they understand themselves, others, and the world around them.
This year, in addition to fundraising to continue our on-going programs available at no charge to serve the specific needs of therapists, parents, and children and as an accessible resource for people everywhere, we are seeking funds to complete our new, much-needed water safety & swimming skills album. Employing the same effective musical techniques as our A Day in the Life of a Child, we are producing an album that will save young children's lives. Drowning is the leading cause of death for typical children under age 4 and austistic children to age 14 and it is the second leading cause of death for typical chldren under the age 14. For every child that drowns, 15 are admitted to the hospital with brain related injuries. We NEED and CAN make a difference.
“What a wonderful gift to the special needs community!! With clever lyrics and great melodies, these songs hold the Magic of Music in the way they bring important skills to every child. I hope that parents and educators the world over will download this music and encourage their friends to do the same!!“ ~ Karen Nisenson, Arts for Healing
If you want to help us make a difference and save lives for children worldwide, we hope that you will consider making a donation or bid on our auction items.
WHAT IS MMFL?
Magical Music for Life, founded in 1999, is a nonprofit charitable organization whose mission is to better the lives of children through the impactful and extraordinary power of music. We accomplish this by developing and producing a wide range of musical projects that deliver positive, inspirational, and educational messages to children and their families. Through our songs, performances, and projects our goal is to engage children and transform the way they understand themselves, others, and the world around them.
These projects include four family musicals (The Adventures of Zak, A Day in the Life of a Child: Musical Revue, Two Little Snowflakes, and Russell, the Hermit Crab), which have been performed in professional theaters, schools, special needs schools, libraries, & hospitals throughout the northeast. MMFL has written songs for several national well-known charities and children with special needs and autism. They have performed at such venues as The White House, United Nations for the first World Autism Awareness Day, Citi Field Stadium, Tribeca Film Festival, and Times Square. Most of the MMFL performances and songs are available at no charge to everyone attending and at www.magicalmusic.org.
GREAT ITEMS TO BID ON ... ITEMS STILL BEING ADDED ... FINAL ONLINE BIDS & ABSENTEE BIDS WILL BE INCLUDED ON MAY 7th
We will be holding an online auction until the day before the event. At the event on May 7th there will be a silent auction. All online and absentee bids will be included. We encourage you to make an absentee bid, especially for theater tickets and unique items. If you want to have the option for go beyond your absentee bid, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with this request and a phone number where you can be reached on May 7th until 5:00 EST. In the past at least half of the auction items went to online and online absentee bidders.
Thank you for helping to support our organization and mission.
Here are some AMAZING items and NEW ITEMS still being ADDED