Providing a sense of well-being and joy to the families at Ronald McDonald House through creative expression.
The New York Pops residency at Ronald McDonald House® New York helps children fighting cancer discover their creative voice by teaching basic musical, creative writing and instrumental techniques. With those ideals in mind, the Ronald McDonald House band, Bad Habit, has been writing and performing songs for two years. This year, The New York Pops has also been leading a weekly class in vocal and piano performance, resulting in the first-ever Ronald McDonald House Choir.
Ronald McDonald House® New York provides a temporary “home-away-from-home” for pediatric cancer patients and their families. The House is a supportive and caring environment which encourages and nurtures the development of child-to-child and parent-to-parent support systems. Ronald McDonald House® New York is the largest facility of its type in the world.
"The New York Pops is the greatest musical organization I know. They have done so much for the Ronald McDonald House. They have given us young musicians an opportunity of a lifetime." Cain Hartung, November 2009
NYC 25 visited our teaching artists in action and filmed the kids making beautiful music. Click to watch a video highlighting this great work.