Broadway Meets Joy! In THE GOAL IS ALWAYS JOY At Queens Library

Broadway Meets Joy! In THE GOAL IS ALWAYS JOY At Queens Library New York's own Queens Library presents "The Goal Is Always Joy: How to Thrive in Transitional Times", a fun and entertaining workshop interspersed with musical performances by Broadway's Lauren Elder (Hair, Side Show), Composer/Lyricist Bobby Cronin (Mary & Max, The Cover) and Dream Interpreter Jefferson Harman (Star Dreams Café, Life Unedited Radio).

The panel will discuss how to thrive in difficult times with acclaimed dream interpreter Jefferson Harman, and will perform a mix of original and cover songs relating to the topics. The workshop will revolve around the complexities of the world today and how to stay focused on the prize - joy. The goal of this workshop is to identify conflict, depression and anxiety and help to heal them by engaging community and connection. At the end of the day, all everyone wants is to be happy. Join us for this unique take on how to get there from here.

A Q&A session with the audience will follow the presentation. The event will be held on Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. and is presented courtesy of Culture Connection at Queens Library, 89-11 Merrick Blvd., Jamaica, NY 11432. For information or to reserve your seats, contact 718.990.0728 or visit Find the event page on Eventbrite

Bobby Cronin award-winning composer/lyricist of: Mary and Max (upcoming World Premiere at Theatre Calgary directed by Stafford Arima; winner, Pace New Musicals); The Concrete Jungle (London, cast recording); Daybreak (US & London); Alone in the US (US & UK); and currently writing book, music & lyrics for: W2ML a new pop-rock musical and Psykidz (A Class Act NY commission); music & lyrics for Olisnach featuring Ali Stroker (Spring Awakening, Glee); the music for Christine Toy Johnson's Till Soon, Anne (upcoming NYC reading starring Beautiful's Abby Mueller). Bobby has written scores/songs for many award-winning short films. Graduate of Yale University where he won the Michael P. Manuela Award for excellence in Arts, Scholastics, and Character.

Lauren Elder is an actress, singer-songwriter and whistler living in New York City. She has been seen on Boardwalk Empire (HBO), Louie (FX), Law & Order (NBC), in the Broadway and West End revivals of Hair, and the Broadway revival of Side Show. She is regularly seen performing in NYC at 54 Below, Joe's Pub, Birdland, and other local venues. Lauren also writes original music blending the sweet sounds of the ukulele with influences of folk, jazz and pop to create her unique, whimsical sound. She recently released her debut album, which is available on iTunes. In addition, Lauren teaches musical theater at New York Film Academy. Learn more at

As seen on TV and radio, Jefferson Harman captivates his audiences by interpreting their dreams LIVE on the air. He stars in Dreaming With... on, with co-host Adam Rothenberg (Call Me Adam), filmed at the famed Algonquin Hotel in NYC's historic theatre district. He is in his seventh year as a recurring guest on WCHE 1520 AM Radio's Life Unedited with host John Aberle, where he interprets the dreams of people who call in to the show.

Available for private consultations and public speaking engagements, Jefferson is a dynamic speaker who enjoys sharing his insights, knowledge and enthusiasm about dreams, phobias and the power of attention with diverse audiences. He conducts workshops on various topics including Dream Interpretation, Overcoming Your Phobias, Why Cursive is Crucial (Analog vs.Digital) and The Healing Power of the Mind. He also teaches Origami - The Art Of Peace as a meditation tool to promote World Peace. For more information, visit To view episodes of Dreaming With... visit

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