Music for the Soul

Volume 122, No. 3March, 2022

Even as the pandemic continues to wind down, our hospital workers are still working tirelessly. Local 802 musicians are lifting the spirits of NYC hospital heroes and their patients with #MusicForTheSoul, a daily union gig powered by Local 802, the NYC Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment and NYC Health + Hospitals. Local 802 member Mark Gross recently performed a special Black History Month edition of #MusicForTheSoul that was beamed to a live audience in Elmhurst Hospital in Queens. Mark says, “As we continue to transition back into socializing and gatherings in public places, there are still folks who may not be able to do so. It is my hope that opportunities such as this provide an opportunity for us to gather virtually and celebrate and appreciate one another. It has always been my aim to have music serve as a catalyst for unity, peace and light.” Live performances from Local 802 members take place Monday through Friday from 12 noon to 1pm, livestreamed at Photos courtesy NYC Health +Hospitals/Elmhurst