Health Care

NYC couple hosts ‘porch parties’ from balcony, blasts music, gives praise to health care workers

New Yorkers host ‘patio parties’ from their balcony amid coronavirus shutdownVideo

New Yorkers host ‘patio parties’ from their balcony amid coronavirus shutdown

Due to the coronavirus outbreak, the Big Apple has been on lock down. One New York City couple is helping bring joy to their neighbors by hosting ‘patio parties’ on their balcony.

Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here.

The coronavirus pandemic is forcing people to cancel plans and postpone parties left and right, but don’t tell that to this NYC neighborhood.

FOOD MEANT FOR 2020 OLYMPIC ATHLETES DONATED TO FOOD BANKS

Erich Carey and his wife Valentine have been bringing the party to their surrounding neighbors on the Upper East Side via their nightly “porch parties,” whereby they set up speakers on their balcony and socialize from a safe distance between the hours of 6 and 7 p.m.
 
CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR OUR LIFESTYLE NEWSLETTER

“We’re really grateful and fortunate to have some outdoor space while we were staying at home,” Erich tells Fox News. “I just happened to kind of go onto the balcony and I’d seen, you know, a lot of the footage of what had been going on across the world in places like Italy and Portugal. And just by chance, my neighbors were out on their balconies and had been playing some music, and it was just kind of small little Bluetooth speaker,” he added.

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR OUR LIFESTYLE NEWSLETTER

Erich, being a part-time musician, took the idea and ran with it. He set up a time with neighbors to reconvene the next day, and then gathered up some audio equipment — and a microphone — and generated a playlist of uplifting tunes.

Erich Carey, seen here hosting a socially-distant party for neighbors on other balconies, says we all need to find small things that can make one's day a little brighter.

Erich Carey, seen here hosting a socially-distant party for neighbors on other balconies, says we all need to find “small things that can make one’s day a little brighter.”
(Erich Carey)

“It went over very well,” he said of the following day’s festivities. “I was also channeling just a lot of the New York spirit,” he said, explaining that he queued up some Frank Sinatra and “Empire State of Mind” by Jay-Z and Alicia Keys.

FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK FOR MORE FOX LIFESTYLE NEWS

Now, the Careys, who both work as lawyers, say they’ve been arranging their “porch parties” almost nightly. They say they’ve gotten positive responses from nearby residents, passersby on the street, and even local police officers. But the folks they’re most proud of reaching are the health care workers that walk by on their way to work at the nearby Lenox Hill Hospital.

“We applauded them as they were walking down the block,” said Valentine. “And that was great to see. I really think it brought everybody together.”

CLICK HERE FOR FOX NEWS’ CONTINUING CORONAVIRUS COVERAGE

“This is time that we’re not gonna get back,” Erich added. “And I think it’s important to stay constructive, and to try and stay focused, and to try and stay positive. And just to find small things that can make one’s day a little brighter.”

Article source: http://feeds.foxnews.com/~r/foxnews/section/lifestyle/~3/7ycV6RSgLoY/neighbors-host-porch-parties-from-balcony

Related posts

U.S. FDA approves Amgen’s Corlanor heart disaster drug

Times of News

Missouri mom defends son beating up school bully in viral post: ‘Problem solved’

Times of News

U.S. Ebola patient’s condition improves to good: NIH

Times of News
Health Care

NYC couple hosts ‘porch parties’ from balcony, blasts music, gives praise to health care workers

New Yorkers host ‘patio parties’ from their balcony amid coronavirus shutdownVideo

New Yorkers host ‘patio parties’ from their balcony amid coronavirus shutdown

Due to the coronavirus outbreak, the Big Apple has been on lock down. One New York City couple is helping bring joy to their neighbors by hosting ‘patio parties’ on their balcony.

Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here.

The coronavirus pandemic is forcing people to cancel plans and postpone parties left and right, but don’t tell that to this NYC neighborhood.

FOOD MEANT FOR 2020 OLYMPIC ATHLETES DONATED TO FOOD BANKS

Erich Carey and his wife Valentine have been bringing the party to their surrounding neighbors on the Upper East Side via their nightly “porch parties,” whereby they set up speakers on their balcony and socialize from a safe distance between the hours of 6 and 7 p.m.
 
CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR OUR LIFESTYLE NEWSLETTER

“We’re really grateful and fortunate to have some outdoor space while we were staying at home,” Erich tells Fox News. “I just happened to kind of go onto the balcony and I’d seen, you know, a lot of the footage of what had been going on across the world in places like Italy and Portugal. And just by chance, my neighbors were out on their balconies and had been playing some music, and it was just kind of small little Bluetooth speaker,” he added.

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR OUR LIFESTYLE NEWSLETTER

Erich, being a part-time musician, took the idea and ran with it. He set up a time with neighbors to reconvene the next day, and then gathered up some audio equipment — and a microphone — and generated a playlist of uplifting tunes.

Erich Carey, seen here hosting a socially-distant party for neighbors on other balconies, says we all need to find small things that can make one's day a little brighter.

Erich Carey, seen here hosting a socially-distant party for neighbors on other balconies, says we all need to find “small things that can make one’s day a little brighter.”
(Erich Carey)

“It went over very well,” he said of the following day’s festivities. “I was also channeling just a lot of the New York spirit,” he said, explaining that he queued up some Frank Sinatra and “Empire State of Mind” by Jay-Z and Alicia Keys.

FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK FOR MORE FOX LIFESTYLE NEWS

Now, the Careys, who both work as lawyers, say they’ve been arranging their “porch parties” almost nightly. They say they’ve gotten positive responses from nearby residents, passersby on the street, and even local police officers. But the folks they’re most proud of reaching are the health care workers that walk by on their way to work at the nearby Lenox Hill Hospital.

“We applauded them as they were walking down the block,” said Valentine. “And that was great to see. I really think it brought everybody together.”

CLICK HERE FOR FOX NEWS’ CONTINUING CORONAVIRUS COVERAGE

“This is time that we’re not gonna get back,” Erich added. “And I think it’s important to stay constructive, and to try and stay focused, and to try and stay positive. And just to find small things that can make one’s day a little brighter.”

Article source: http://feeds.foxnews.com/~r/foxnews/section/lifestyle/~3/7ycV6RSgLoY/neighbors-host-porch-parties-from-balcony

Related posts

‘Pioneer Woman’ Ree Drummond releases new dinnerware collection at Walmart

Times of News

Uber Eats customer disgusted to find soiled underwear in food order

Times of News

Petition for Stevie Nicks to work shift at McDonald’s in Fleetwood receives thousands of signatures

Times of News