They’re making history – come make history with us! On Friday, April 5, New York City Community Board 3 in the Bronx will rename Prospect Avenue between E. 165th and E. 166th Streets in honor of legendary singing group The Chantels. The Friends of Frederick E. Samuel Foundation in Harlem is raising $2,000 for an afternoon event honoring the occasion, with the street sign unveiling to be followed by a short musical program at a nearby venue. This location was selected to honor The Chantels because they were formed when the singers were students in the school of St. Anthony of Padua Church, located on the same block as their new street corner. It was in the church’s choir that The Chantels learned the art of vocal harmony that formed the basis of their illustrious careers, with hits including Maybe, Look In My Eyes, and He’s Gone.
Contributors will be emailed an invitation to both the unveiling and musical program, and a personalized certificate gratefully acknowledging their support.
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