Feb 18, 2022 | News Story

Local 802 Musicians Perform for Hospital Workers and Patients

Even as the pandemic continues to wind down, our hospital workers are still working tirelessly. Local 802 musicians are lifting the spirits of NYC hospital heroes and their patients with #MusicForTheSoul, a daily union gig powered by Local 802, New York Health + Hospitals and the NYC Mayor's Office for Media and Entertainment. Mark Gross recently performed a special Black History Month edition of #MusicForTheSoul that was beamed to a live audience in Elmhurst Hospital in Queens. Mark says, "As we continue to transition back into socializing and gatherings in public places, there are still folks who may not be able to do so. It is my hope that opportunities such as this provide an opportunity for us to gather virtually and celebrate and appreciate one another. It has always been my aim to have music serve as a catalyst for unity, peace and light." Live performances from Local 802 members take place Monday through Friday from 12 noon to 1pm, livestreamed at www.facebook.com/nychealthsystem. (Photo courtesy NYC Health +Hospitals/Elmhurst)