Pawling Public Radio (PPR) is pleased to announce a community wide concert on Wednesday, April 3 at 7:00 p.m. at Pawling High School featuring folk music icon Peter Yarrow (of Peter, Paul & Mary fame).
The concert will raise funds for PPR’s community outreach programs such as those offered by Mr. Yarrow’s Operation Respect, a non-profit organization co- founded by Peter to help create safe, bullying-free environments in schools across the nation.
A chorus of Pawling’s children, from both the public and private school community, will join with Peter as performers in an evening of joyous music and song. These ballads resonate with a history that Peter and his fellow performers, Mary and Paul, made legendary. The group’s classic folk song “Puff the Magic Dragon,” which has sold millions of copies around the world, will be among the featured musical offerings of the evening. In addition, classics like “Blowin’ in the Wind”, and “If I Had a Hammer,” will round out this memorable evening. At a time when society is deeply concerned about the welfare and future of its children, Peter’s performances create an environment that resonates with a sense of reassurance and shared support and acceptance.
PPR has been privileged to bring Operation Respect to the Pawling Community. As a public service to Pawling schools, it’s children, and it’s educators, PPR is sponsoring a year- long initiative that addresses the requirements of the recently passed New York State “Dignity For All Act,” which mandates, but does not fund, compliance.
Co-founded by Peter Yarrow and world-renowned educator Dr. Charlotte Frank over a decade ago, Operation Respect (www.operationrespect.org) has conducted training and workshops, both nationally and internationally, promoting Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) through a curriculum designed to be integrated into all educational programs on the local level.
Operation respect has successfully provided this crucial instruction to thousands of schools and their staff, and is one of the lead organizations delivering this type of training to the New York City public school system.
Pawling Public Radio
Pawling Public Radio is a 501(c)3 charitable organization mandated by the New York State Department of Education to provide programming of an educational nature to the Pawling community through its media outlet and outreach programs. It may be heard at 101.7 FM in Pawling Village and streaming on the Pawling Public Radio web site: (www.pawlingpublicradio.org/listenlive) anywhere 24 hours a day.
The concert will be held at Pawling High School, 30 Wagner Drive, Pawling, New York. Tickets are $10.00 through brownpapertickets.com.
For more information about the April 3, Peter Yarrow Concert please contact Susan Stone of Pawling Public Radio at firstname.lastname@example.org.