Making Memories Through the Arts

Making Memories is a series of special programs designed for people living with memory loss and their caregivers. Please enjoy these Virtual Concerts and Programs from the comfort of your home.


Jazz Performer Paula Atherton goes Virtual

Sax player/vocalist and songwriter Paula Atherton has performed at the Plaza, Pierre, and Waldorf hotels, as well as the Rainbow Room and the Blue Note NYC. One of her most notable performances was a weeklong engagement at the Blue Note with pianist and jazz legend, Hank Jones. Paula has also performed with Grammy award winning singer Dee Dee Bridgewater at the Annenberg Theater, for the Palm Springs Women’s Jazz Festival.


Making Memories at the Movies Goes Virtual

Even though we’re not gathering together in person, there’s no reason you can’t go to the movies! Enjoy clips from some of our favorite classic movies, all with something in common. Includes clips from classic films such as The Gay Divorcee, Around the World in 80 Days, A Hard Day’s Night, A Day at the Races and more.

Click HERE to find a Conversation Guide with questions and movie tidbits that promise to spark memories. Stop and start the video after each clip….Watch as often as you’d like!

Day & Night from Marcy Rhodes on Vimeo.


LIFE IS A CABARET with Think Big Theater Arts

Join the Think Big performers in a fun exploration of Juke Box Musicals. Each performer has chosen one of his/her favorite songs from theater productions you’re sure to recognize! Think Big Theater Arts is a non-profit, NY based multi-disciplined theater arts company that offers community and school programs, training and development for artists and educators, and performances of original works. They perform for audiences of all ages and have developed Life is a Cabaret especially for those living with memory loss and their care partners.


Join Marcie Castro and sing along as she leads us in some of our favorite, familiar tunes.

Marcie Castro has been thrilling audiences with her upbeat and engaging performances for many years around the world. Being multilingual and well traveled, she enjoys playing a large variety of International music as well as American jazz and pop hits.  Her regular engagements include restaurants and private events on Long Island and Manhattan. She is currently on staff at Hofstra University as collaborating musician and composer for Modern Dance and Ballet.


Join the Squeaky Clean Band for an exclusive online performance just for our Making Memories audience.

Squeaky Clean Band was founded in 1983 as part of the revival of 1950s rockabilly music. Suzanne and Glenn share their distinctive repertoire of well-loved songs from many decades for you to enjoy from home.



Tap your toes as you dance down Memory Lane with NY based singer/songwriter/ pianist Gail Storm. Gail regularly performs classic blues and jazz along with her original boogie woogie tunes.  Join her as she performs bluesy renditions of classic standards and traditional pop tunes.


STUART MARCUS- Live Virtual Performance !

Sing along with Stu as he celebrates Spring, sunshine, hope and cheer spanning the decades from the 1930’s – 1960’s.

Stuart’s virtual Making Memories concert will available for you to view from the comfort of your home as many times you would like through June 15.

Stuart Marcus is a founding member of Gathering Time, a favorite Long Island folk/rock band.


ROBERTA FABIANO - Live Virtual Performance From Home!

Tune in and sing along with a joyful performance with Roberta Fabiano. Roberta’s soulful voice will carry you down memory lane as she sings some of your favorite standards.

Roberta’s virtual Making Memories concert will available for you to view from the comfort of your home as many times you would like through the end of May.

About Roberta Fabiano: Roberta is a singer, songwriter and visual artist. She has performed as the lead singer with the Peter Duchin Orchestra, appearing with them around the world, for many years. Roberta is a frequent Making Memories with Music performer, always enchanting her audience with her beautiful voice and recognizable tunes.


STEVE CASSANO - Live Virtual Performance From Home!

Join Steve Cassano in the comfort of your home as he sings some of our favorites. Even though we can’t be together in person we are in spirit! Click on the video below to watch the concert. You can view this recording as many times as you’d like.

Native New Yorker Steve Cassano has been bringing audiences to their feet for over 40 years. His repertoire includes everything from the 40s to the 80s, as well as classic rock, today’s top hits and dance music. Steve’s charisma draws the audience in as he invites them to sing and dance along. A prolific songwriter and recording artist, he performs as a solo artist as well as with his renowned bands, Stages and Electric Blu.


Making Memories is a series of special programs designed for people living with memory loss and their caregivers.

In our Making Memories at the Movies events, individuals of all ages will enjoy clips of classic films followed by guided conversation and reminiscence. Recognizing that movies have the power to spark memories and create emotional connections, these events will present an opportunity to engage in discussion while socializing with others.

Our Making Memories with Music events will allow participants with opportunities to sing, clap and laugh along with our specially trained musicians. This stroll down Memory Lane will engage everyone in attendance. The music will be accompanied by brief introductions that will put the songs into historical context, highlighting the social significance of folk music in America from the 1940s to the ‘70s and its role in helping to change our society.

Making Memories programs have been run successfully out of multiple venues throughout Long Island, receiving notable press and, most importantly, evoking important sensory memories for hundreds of people dealing with memory-loss and their care partners. We are proud to bring these programs to the Gold Coast.

Led by Marcy Rhodes:

Marcy is a certified special education teacher and licensed master social worker. She currently works in the office of Rudansky and Winter, Neurology & Neuropsychiatry in Huntington, where she has developed a well-established, person-centered approach to patient care. She works closely with several cultural arts organizations, including The Heckscher Museum of Art and The Whaling Museum & Education Center, assisting them in the development of special events for individuals with memory loss and their care partners.

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