O.A.R 2.0 premieres behind-the-scenes footage with this four-part mini series about the creation of O.A.R. 2.0 and their journey with O.A.R. lead vocalist and Garden of Dreams advisory board member Marc Roberge.
Want to see the making of the band, O.A.R. 2.0? Click below!
Hear from our Garden of Dreams kids, including Sarah, as they prepare to take the stage with their friends Marc Roberge and O.A.R:
Listen as Marc Roberge gives our Garden of Dreams performers a pep talk before their big O.A.R. 2.0 reunion at Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater:
It's showtime! See our kids of O.A.R 2.0 live out... Read More
After rehearsing with O.A.R.'s lead vocalist and Garden of Dreams Advisory Board member Marc Roberge, O.A.R. 2.0 took the Great Stage at Radio City to perform O.A.R.'s hit song "Peace" at the 2017 Garden of Dreams Talent Show. O.A.R. 2.0 was then invited by the band to perform at Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater for a special reunion on June 14th. Thank you Marc Roberge, O.A.R. and Northwell Health for providing a once-in-a-lifetime experience for our kids!Read More
For the Tony Awards on Sunday, June 11, two Garden of Dreams 2017 Talent Show performers, Enmanuel D. and Emmanuelle C. from Children's Aid Society, had the opportunity to walk the red carpet and witness a night filled with the magic of Broadway theatre at Radio City Music Hall. Enmanuel, who would like to become a professional singer and actor, shared his experience at the awards show:
The Tony Awards was the best thing that has ever happened to me. When we arrived, my original thought was that we're going to be in the balcony. However, we... Read More
Eddie and Julianna, from Maria Fareri Children's Hospital, both actively participated in the music therapy program at the hospital. Eddie turned to music and signing as a way to cope with his health. Writing song for himself has become a form of meditation. For Julianna, dance has been an outlet especially during her tougher times. Both performed at Radio City for the 2017 Talent Show. Eddie sang "Unforgettable" by Nat King Cole while Julianna danced across the Great Stage.Read More
Zoe, from partner organization Hospital for Special Surgery, was first introduced to Garden of Dreams when she auditioned for the 2017 Garden of Dreams Talent Show. had a difficult start in life when Zoe and her twin sister were born 3 months early and stayed in the hospital for 4 months. Due to her premature birth, Zoe faces obstacles including Sjögren's Syndrome, a systemic autoimmune disease that affects her entire body. Since there is no cure, her toughest times are managing all the negative side effects of her medications. Playing the violin helps her focus on the positive things. Zoe expressed, "Beauty is when you're... Read More