See below from Brooklyn Collaborative US History Teacher John Schmitt. A celebration of St. Patrick’s Day and a timely fundraiser to support folks in need during this very difficult time in the city! We are crew – let’s all help where we can! Please share with your networks and on Facebook.
I’m doing a live stream of music tomorrow to help raise some money for folks that need it. Please share!
On St. Patrick’s Day (Tuesday 3/17) from 6-7pm EST, I am doing a one-hour live stream concert of my favorite Irish songs on Facebook Live! Go to opens in a new windowhttp://www.johnschmittmusic.
com to tune in (if you click LIKE on the page, it will send you a notification when I am live).
I grew up with Irish music, and my grandmother and great grandfather were each Irish singers. I carry on their tradition each year. St. Patrick’s Day is almost spiritual for me, where I sing songs that spell out the joy, pain, celebration, and mourning of the Irish experience. I hope it will bring you all a bit of comfort, as it always has for me.
It’s free to watch, but I am accepting donations for Brooklyn Community Services ( opens in a new windowhttps://wearebcs.org/) which is helping low-income people get through this unprecedented time. You can donate to me @johnschmitt731 on Venmo and I’ll let folks know the total at the end of the show. If we are on a roll and raising lots of money, I’ll keep playing for folks!
Thankfully, I haven’t had to worry about finances, meals, or a warm place to feel protected, so this is the least I could do to help. Please tune in tomorrow, and bring your generosity!
Social Studies Department Chair
U.S. History Teacher
Brooklyn Collaborative Studies
610 Henry Street
Brooklyn, NY 11231