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Happy Hour a Hit at Kittay House

At Kittay House, the weekly Wednesday evening Happy Hour doesn’t involve two-for-one drink specials and unlimited buffalo wings – instead, it brings other kinds of indulgences where photo IDs and alcohol are not required.


On a recent Wednesday night, Kittay tenants sauntered into the Fox Auditorium around 7 pm and were welcomed with the masterful piano playing of Sean Mahoney. Though Irish by nationality, he delivered one of the most rousing versions of  Roumania, Roumania. His ethnically diverse musical talents transformed the Bronx multipurpose room into a cross-cultural music brew that inspired tenants to dance.


“Just the combination of ginger ale and great music is enough to get me up to do a fox trot with one of the gents,” confides Martha Kanter. She adds in a whisper, “He’s a wonderful dance partner and that gives me a natural high.”


Sean performs at many venues throughout the city, but was quick to remark, “I am energized by the enthusiasm and level of participation of the remarkable tenants at Kittay. I’ve never entertained a crowd that made so many terrific special requests. They keep trying to stump me, but it hasn’t happened yet!”