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Parents Rock With Kids at Yorktown Open Mic Night

YORKTOWN, N.Y. -- Several dads shared the spotlight with their children on stage during an open mic night co-sponsored by the Yorktown Teen Center and the Justin Veatch Fund.

Five separate acts performed at Yorktown Town Hall during the first time, family style event.

"We wanted to try something new and encouraged parents to perform with their teen. We didn't know what to expect," said Helena Rodriguez of the Yorktown Teen Center. "Most of the parents were so nervous before their set. Once up there they acted so professional. It was wonderful to see the mutual admiration during their performances."

Wowing the audience was Dr. Richard Schechtman playing the keyboard while his daughter Olivia sang. Father and son Hank and Joe Schultz produced vibrations and rhythms as didgeridoo players, Mark McIntyre jammed on the guitar with his father Lawrence on the keyboard, Amber Lewis sang with her father Al and Kristina Koller entertained with her dad, cousin and uncle.

Another open mic event will take place on Friday, May 4. The location will be announced on both the Yorktown Teen Center and Justin Veatch Fund websites.

The Yorktown Teen Center is open to middle and high school students that reside in the Yorktown community. For more information, call (914) 302-2123 or visit www.yorktowntc.org .

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