Metropolitan Opera Guild's Urban Voices Program

Metropolitan Opera Guild’s Urban Voices Program brings weekly music education to under-privileged schools where arts programs have been reduced or entirely eliminated. Preview

Dear Friends,

My sons and I are riding across Long Island on May 16, finishing at the eastern end of the island in Montauk—a day-long ride of approximately 108 miles.The “Ride to Montauk” is conducted under the auspices of the Blue Point Brewing Company and each rider has the ability to dedicate his or her ride to the charity of their choice.

I am using the ride as an opportunity to solicit contributions for the Metropolitan Opera Guild’s Urban Voices Program which brings weekly music education to under-privileged students in schools where arts programs have been reduced or entirely eliminated.80% of the students served in this program live below the poverty line.To give you a sense of impact, $1,000 will fund music education for a classroom of 30 students for an entire school year.As a member of the Board of the Metropolitan Opera Guild, I have had the pleasure of monitoring this program in these challenged environments, and I assure you the result is inspirational and has a large knock-on effect in the behavioral and academic performance of these children.

Please contribute whatever you feel appropriate for this 108-mile ride—hopefully these old bones roll across the finish line. 

For more information on the ride, please visit

With thanks in advance,


Mitch Quain $100.00
The McGuire Family
Hope the three of you had a great ride!! Don, Carol, Kieran and Daniel
Win Rutherfurd
Dear Chris: this a great thing you and your boys are doing. I hope it doesn't affect your golf swing. Best regards, Win
Craig Harris
Good luck! Very impressive you are doing this.
Stewart Pearce and Kevin Kellogg
Thank you for all your efforts on the Guild's behalf!
Tony Yoseloff
Good luck in the ride!!!
Rosa and Brian McCormick
Good luck!! Sounds like fun. -Rosa
Leon Kalvaria
Enjoy the ride! Leon
Morris W. Offit $500.00
Averell Mortimer $1,000.00
Charles & Sara Ayres $1,000.00
Christopher Towle
Every time I see an adult on a bicycle I no longer despair for the future of the human race--H. G. Wells
Franz H. Burda
I've made a donation
Timmy Moore
Good luck!
ERuttenberg $1,000.00
Donald Marron $1,000.00
Howard Franzblau $250.00
Amanda Osborne $150.00
Tanya, Jamie, Alfred and Claud
Team Moore - wishing you the very best of luck for this noble endeavour and charity fundraiser. May the force be with you.
Arthur Seeligson
$1 per mile and I know you can do it!
Ben Scott
Good luck Chris. I hope this ride is less harrowing than your daily ride to the office!
Carlow east. Sean and Dermot
Go team Moore!!
Larry and Suzy Maisel $250.00
Richard J Miller Jr
Good luck Chris!
R H G Faber
Good luck!
carol and richard hochman
our pleasure to support chris and his sons for such a worthy cause
Charlie & Kristen Durkin
Good luck on the ride! Charlie & Kristen
Sue $250.00
Alan Schwartz
Patrick Fox
Sounds like a great cause. go get 'em Chris.
Andy Herr
Great cause and have fun on the ride!
Anonymous $108.00
Rick Hayward
Good Luck! With love from Rick & Alex
Gerard l Smith $500.00
Tom Martin
Thanks for doing this, Chris! Much appreciated. Tom
Andreas Whittam Smith
What a wonderful ride and for a wonderful purpose. I am envious, but then I don't have to push the pedals.
Salvatore J Zizza
Good luck and hope all of you get thru it.
Robert H. Baron $500.00
Scott Oakford
have fun!
Ashley Robinson
Mark Riser
Go do go!
Anthony Pesce
Good Luck Chris..
Kick your sons butt!
John Badman IV
Very excited for you!!
Hovnanian Enterprises $500.00
Michael S
Chris - a great deed for a great cause. Just hope the boys don't end up pulling you over the finish line!
El Toro
I wish I could ride with you !! Happy trails to all. Best, El Toro
Doug Band $500.00
A buck a mile! Try to stay alive!!!! Xxx Ellen
Hugh Chisholm $100.00
john glaister $100.00
Alan Houghton
Ride like the wind......Alan
Julie Lindsey
Of course you will cross the finish line!
Charles Lowrey
Good luck! 108 miles is impressive....
Mark Berlin $250.00
Dick Wilson
Chris, best wishes on your bike ride. Sounds like great family time and a great cause. Happy to support. -Dick Wilson
Miguel Barletta $1,000.00

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