Church Street School of Music and Art could not have made it to its 30th birthday without the support of families like the Kleimans of Battery Park City. This year, in celebration of 30 years of music and art making, the school honored the Kleiman family on March 10 at its annual fundraiser, The Event.
Charlie, Daryl and Gabe, and their parents Laurie and Norman, discovered Church Street School in 1993. On March 10, Charlie performed on the drums for The Event guests. Church Street School’s longest-enrolled student, Charlie started lessons when he was three. Following him to the school, his sister Darryl was a student, then a part-time receptionist, and is now the first alumna member of the school’s Board of Directors.
Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer with Lisa Ecklund Flores and
Council Member Margaret Chin
Norman and Laurie could not be more proud. “For almost three decades, Church Street School has had a profound impact on the Kleiman family,” they wrote in The Event program, “not only by enhancing our appreciation of music and art, but also by providing multiple creative avenues for all of us to connect with our downtown community, and in particular Charlie’s ability to connect with and relate to the world and those around him.”