Spring has finally sprung in New York City. For some, that means smelling the flowers in bloom or stowing away those winter boots. Here at Children’s Aid we look forward to the annual Garden of Dreams Foundation Talent Show where some of our most inspiring young people have the opportunity to let their artistic abilities shine. And this year’s show, held at Radio City Music Hall on Monday, April 3, was no exception.
The night opened with a number by the Garden of Dreams Alumni Choir, which includes Timolyn Benton, who showcased her skills back in 2015 and now serves as a mentor to other performers. The evening’s group acts featured the Mirabal Sisters Dancers, The Children’s Aid Society Chorus, and Emmanuelle Collado and The Children’s Aid Society Junior Chorus, while Enmanuel Delarosa dazzled the audience (almost 6,000 people strong!) with his rendition of Michael Bublé’s “Feeling Good,” and Timolyn joined fellow Children’s Aid representatives Hennessy Germosen and Idania Quezada, along with O.A.R. front man Marc Roberge (via video), for a beautiful take on the band’s song “Peace.”
As an organization, we couldn’t be more proud of all of our young people who took to the stage on Monday night. It takes an incredible amount of self-confidence, not to mention a healthy dose of discipline and bravery, to perform in front of thousands, sharing the art you love with a captive audience. To all of our young performers we say a heartfelt “Bravo!”
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