Coming Events

New York Memory Center & Alzheimer’s Poetry Project Present:

Saint Patrick’s Day Celebration at the Memory Arts Café
Featuring: Violinist
Samantha Gillogly

Saturday, March 17th, Noon to 1:30pm
199 14th Street at 4th Avenue • Brooklyn, NY 11215
(Take the R to Prospect Ave.)
For info: call (718) 499-7701 or visit

About the Guest Artist:
Born in Los Angeles, Samantha Gillogly began her musical training in violin at age six on the island of Martha's Vineyard. She holds a Bachelor’s in Performance, summa cum laude, from Berklee College of Music in Boston. Samantha is an avid fan and performer of traditional Irish, Scottish and other Celtic and roots genres. She is fluent in an extensive list of classical repertoire.

As a soloist, she has appeared on NBC-TV's Chronicle news magazine, performed for President George H.W. Bush and Mrs. Barbara Bush and for President William and Mrs. Hillary Rodham Clinton, and concertized in numerous recitals, competitions and private functions throughout the U.S. From 2007-2011 she was the principal violist of the Boston Civic Symphony, and in 2008 joined Billboard's chart-topping composer, Tim Janis, as a violinist in the Tim Janis Ensemble. In 2009, she was a member of the innovative Youtube Symphony Orchestra, which performed live at Carnegie Hall under the direction of Michael Tilson-Thomas.

Samantha's recording projects include the 2016 classical album Meditations on Bach, the 2012 crossover album Celtic Chamber Music with pianist Tim Maurice, and three digital singles: Misty Mountain (also with Maurice), Danse Macabre, Telling Tales, and Sally's Song / Sarah's Theme.

Memory Arts Café is series of free art events for people living with Alzheimer’s disease, their caregivers and the general public and is co-produced by New York Memory Center and the Alzheimer’s Poetry Project. The series includes light refreshments and the opportunity to chat with the guest artist. Please join us for an evening of fun, dancing and socializing. Poet Gary Glazner will host the dance party and read love poems.

EngAGE Utah
Silverado Aspen Memory Care
Tues. April 10th, 9 am to noon
1430 E. 4500 South, SLC
Sold Out (For waiting list please contact Ken Crossley,

Learn from teaching artist Gary Glazner how to use poetry and the arts to increase
interaction and encourage joy in dementia care. FREE for artists, caregivers, family
members, recreation therapists and friends. Three FREE CEUs from Therapeutic
Recreation Connections. FREE registration @

College of Nursing
Celebrating Creativity in Eldercare
Wednesday, April 11th, 2018, 1 to 2pm
10 South 2000 East, Room 3645, Salt Lake City, UT 84112
(Please contact Jackie Eaton, PhD, Assistant Professor, Director, Gerontology Interdisciplinary Program, for more info:

Glazner gives a lecture on creative aging. Sponsored by EngAGE Utah: Creativity for Life. This project is supported in part by Utah Arts & Museums, with funding from the State of Utah and the National Endowment for the Arts. Funded by Salt Lake County Zoo Arts and Parks.

2018 SPARK! Conference
Thursday, September 20th, 2018
Appleton, WI at the Building for Kids Children's Museum
8:30 am-9:30 am (plenary session) and 9:45 am-10:45 am (break-out session)
100 W College Ave, Appleton, WI 54911
For more info please contact: Oliver Zornow:

Glazner gives a keynote talk and hands-on workshop of creative aging.

The SPARK! Alliance has continued to develop and grow through collaborative trainings and program development. The Alliance now consists of over 15 museums and cultural organizations situated regionally in Wisconsin and Minnesota. By hosting an annual engagement training and conference, the Alliance works together to continuously cultivate, strengthen, and multiply programs centered on the art of memory loss engagement. This unique implementation model can be easily adjusted and tailored to organizations of all sizes and designs throughout multiple districts.

10th Annual "The Art of Good Health and Wellbeing"
International Arts and Health Conference
Tuesday 13 November to Thursday 15 November.
Port Macquarie, on the Mid North Coast of NSW, Australia
Please check back for details