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Join PROTESTRA for a family-friendly, multicultural holiday celebration with strings! Community Chords: String Orchestra Music from Around the Worldis a string orchestra concert that combines two important pillars of culture: music and food! Our community partner for this event is EVLoves NYC, a food kitchen that has prepared weekly meals for the food insecure since 2020. 

Musical Program:

  • VINCENT HO, Five Sketches of Mischievous Imps (World Premiere)
  • TERESA CARREÑOSerenade for Strings
  • FELA SOWANDEAfrican Suite for Strings

EVLoves NYC is a group of friends who began cooking and sharing meals with neighbors in need during the first weeks of the pandemic lockdown. Over the past three years, they have grown into a volunteer-run 501(c)(3) nonprofit. They still feed NYC’s food insecure, partnering with more than 75 organizations (churches, mosques, community fridges, mutual aids, etc.) that serve the most challenged populations of our city. 3,000+ volunteers have spent their Sundays working in their East Village kitchen, preparing, cooking and packaging hot meals for distribution throughout the five boroughs. Since 2020, EVLoves NYC has prepared over 440,000 hot meals and distributed over 1 million pounds of groceries to food insecure families and individuals.

To benefit the local population that EVLoves NYC serves, we encourage concert attendees to bring the following items for donation to this amazing organization:

  • Toiletries (new and unopened)
  • Clothing (new or gently worn—clean, no rips or stains)
  • Non-perishable food (unopened and unexpired)
  • Holiday cookies
  • Toys (new and not gift-wrapped)