For Pete's Sake, Sing!
In the Danby Town Hall
A day of songs and celebration
“When my songs turns to ashes on my tongue
These words were crafted by the thin man with the long neck banjo - that banjo inscribed with the words “This machine surrounds hate and forces it to surrender.” Almost hidden in the introduction to the popular Rise Up Singing songbook are these words by Pete Seeger. “A singing movement is a winning movement. We’re putting a world together before it blows itself apart. Over the years you’ll find the magic made by the right song at the right place at the right time.”
Our First Celebration...
On May 3, 2009, we celebrated Pete's 90th birthday in the Finger Lakes of Upstate New York, in the Stewart Park Small Pavilion on the southern shore of Cayuga Lake with six hours of songs, stories...and a marvelous dish-to-pass.
We had a large card everyone who came could sign (and if you look at the photos, you'll see quite a few people did!), which we sent on to Pete, and donations were taken--both to help cover the cost of the pavilion rental and to raise money for Loaves and Fishes, The Village at Ithaca, and the Cayuga Floating Classroom... Pete’s types of charities. Thanks to everyone who chipped in, and everyone who helped make this day such a great day!
For Pete's Sake, Keep on Singing!
“Just when I thought all was lost, you changed my mind,