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Tuckahoe Teens Perform At Library Showcase

TUCKAHOE, N.Y. – Music, poetry and jokes filled the halls of the Tuckahoe Community Center on Saturday for the Teen Performers Showcase.

“I knew that we had a lot of talented teens in the area and there are a lot of popular local bands, so I figured that we could let them play and get some attention for the library,” said Elizabeth Cerino, teen librarian at the adjacent Tuckahoe Library, who organized the event. “We had a bunch of kids audition and they were all good, so we let them all perform.”

People of all ages got the chance to perform at an open mic session before local bands Punk Rock Anarchy, Audio Cult, Bloodline and Orion were scheduled to take the stage.

Cerino said the event exceeded her expectations.

“It’s really good for the first-timers because it gives them a chance to play in front of people,” Cerino said. “Some of the bands have played together before and do a really great job and they were able to get other people in the community excited for it.”

The showcase is the main event for teenagers as part of the library’s summer reading program. Cerino said that each age group gets specific events as part of the reading program. Previously, the library hosted a Tuckahoe police officer and a karate instructor and is planning on holding a pizza and movie night.

“Even though this is a teen event, it brings a lot of families and other members of the community together,” Cerino said. “It portrays teens here in Tuckahoe in a positive light and it’s nice to do something special for them that they appreciate.”

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