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February at The Riverside is the month of love, culture and keeping the heart-healthy. Apart from highlighting our important Black History Heroes or Heroine twice a week in the month of February, we join with our residents to make this a fun-filled month on and off of our units.
We kick off this month with a special Destination Vacation program, where we will be traveling to Ghana! On February 5th on the 15thfloor, our residents and family will be treated to a parade of our Ghanaian staff dressed in their ethnic wear. We will be grooving to the music of Ghanaian Afrobeat and getting a taste of Ghanaian food. Our residents will also get a virtual tour of this beautiful African nation and they will also be tested with trivia questions about what they saw. The program begins at 2:30 p.m. Stop by to kick off Black History Month with us!
Harlem Abyssinian Church Choir
The world famous Harlem Abyssinian Baptist Church Choir will be stopping by The Riverside on Sunday, February 23rd at 2:30 p.m., to sing Negro Spirituals and other songs of praise in honor of Black History Month. The Abyssinian church choir has been an integral part of this famous church in Harlem, New York, which was founded in 1808. Their repertoire includes a wide range of sacred music including oratorios, cantatas, anthems, Negro spirituals, hymns, gospel music, and other sacred selections. Our families and residents will be treated to the voices of angels! Stop on by for an exciting evening of soulful songs of praise!
Mardi Gras Celebration
Whether you want to call it Mardi Gras, Fat Tuesday or Carnival, we, at The Riverside, know it as a time of revelry, beads, King cakes, and music! As with many countries around the world who celebrate the day before the season of Lent begins, the residents at The Riverside will not be left out! Our Mardi Gras party/ Zulu Ball begins at 2:30 p.m. and ends at 3:30 p.m. with live entertainment, fun colorful masks and the taste of delicious King Cakes just like they do in New Orleans. We will be having our very own version of the Zulu Ball! Come join in the fun with our Recreation Department and our residents at each of these events and you will be sure to have a wonderful time.