Manhattan residents sing together through COVID-19 outbreak

New Yorkers sing together from their apartments
Posted at 4:26 PM, Mar 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-26 12:35:24-04

MORNINGSIDE HEIGHTS, Manhattan — The sound of apartment residents filled a section of Morningside Heights Wednesday night as New Yorkers practicing social distancing sang from their homes.

Gretchen Connelie, a freelance marketing consultant out of work during the coronavirus outbreak, captured the impromptu concert on her phone from. She was supposed to be in Florida this week teaching people how to make mai tais on a morning news program.

"After a few songs, we started chatting, asking if everyone is OK or if people need anything," she said. "I’m younger than most of them and can still get to the store. Everyone was doing great and in fine spirits."

Connelie said the sing-a-longs on West 111th Street happen each night at 7 p.m. There's been guitar, violin and horn, too.

"I’m excited for this to keep going and especially now that all of my work has disappeared," she said. "I’m happy to have something on my schedule to look forward to."