Best dance party of the year
By B. Crane
Around 200 people came to Hillel’s Thanksgiving Diner for the homeless the day before Thanksgiving. There were many tiny kids that danced for hours. There enthusiasm got every one dancing. They were doing the worm, break dancing and the robot.
There was line dancing and Impromptu dance circles formed of strangers. There was a predominantly black sorority, religious Hillel Jews and Indian students dancing with the kids forming circles. Hillel’s Marcos Askenazi excellently mixed the music and organized the event. The most popular songs were Cotton Eyed Joe, Jai Ho and Sweet Caroline.
For most of 5 hours every inch of the dance floor was taken with as many as 50 dancers and many taking pictures. Alpha Sigma Sorority showed the best dancing ability of any this year. Many free items were given out. The kids were from 5 homeless shelters. The emcee asked at the beginning what we are thank full for on this day. Most don’t realize all they have comparatively to others in the world. For one day every one forgot their problems. The children had a great time. At closing many didn’t want to leave due to all the fun they had.
(An On Campus Magazine of Brooklyn College article)