Meet The Younger Generation: Aging in Montclair Saturday Social, 10/26

Aging in Montclair (AIM) invites the community to their October Saturday Social on October 26 from 2-4pm at The Salvation Army Building located at 13 Trinity Place in Montclair to hear three of Montclair High’s talented students perform and chat with the seniors about their lives and issues they confront as today’s busy teens.

From left to right: Adriana Padilla, Katherine Platte and her younger sister Lilly Platte.

One of AIM’s goals is to foster intergenerational interactions and to provide opportunities for different generations to come together to share experiences. After the performance there will be a discussion about life in general and the issues we deal with at our respective ages.

All of the guests performing are honor students at Montclair High School. Katherine Platte, an aspiring opera singer, will sing three English Art Songs. Kat comes from a family of serious musicians; her father is an internationally known cellist and Katherine began studying the violin at age 3. She began playing the piano and studying voice at age 10 and, besides maintaining her GPA, practices and performs professionally in New York and New Jersey. Her younger sister, Lilly, a freshman at Montclair High, has been playing the viola since she was five and has been performing professionally for the last three years. Lilly is as passionate about music as with animals.

Adriana Padilla was the winner of the Poetry Slam at Montclair High last year, only four short years after she arrived in this country from Ecuador speaking only rudimentary English. In those four years, she’s been a very active volunteer mentor to middle school girls and, an aspiring lawyer, she is very involved in her school’s social justice programs.

Come listen to these fascinating teens and chat with them afterwards.

Please park in the garage and enter through the garage elevator to the middle level (ML) in the “coffee booth”- as outside doors are locked on week-ends. Call 973-707-5088 with questions.