Growing Up Bank Street: A vivid memoir of life in one of New York City’s most dynamic neighborhoods

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Facilitator:  Donna Florio, an opera singer, a TV producer, a Wall Street executive, an educator and now an author with her first book, “Growing Up Bank Street”

Growing up, Donna Florio had flamboyant, opera performer parents and even-more free-spirited neighbors.  As a child, she lived among beatniks, artists, rock musicians, social visionaries, movie stars, and gritty blue-collar workers, all who imparted to her their eccentrically distinctive approaches to life.  From celebrities like Sid Vicious and John Lennon to the real-life Auntie Mame, her unique neighbors created a brilliant communal neighborhood. The vibrant vignettes that tell the story of Bank Street weave together a colorful coming of age tale against the backdrop of a historic, iconoclastic street in the heart of New York City.

And while Bank Street is a distinctively special place, Donna clearly sends the message that any neighborhood can be that special place when neighbors reach out to share with and support one another.  To register click HERE.

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