IfLife Open Mic Night
On the last Thursday of each month, a night of music and fun awaits at CSSMA during Open Mic Night, sponsored by the IfLife Foundation!
Come play with a live band, recite an original composition, tell your best jokes, or sit back, relax, & listen to the talented performers from your community. Food and drinks are provided!
IfLife is a charitable foundation that aims to inspire and change lives by facilitating gratuitous acts of kindness in local communities. Founded by Allen Wasserman and his family after he had been diagnosed with terminal cancer, IfLife matches individuals, organizations, and communities in need with those who have the talent, skills, or interests to help.
About Allen Wasserman
Allen Craig Wasserman was born Aug 3,1958 in Far Rockaway, NY. He received a BA and Masters degrees in Political Science from Northwestern University in 1980. Allen graduated with a JD from University of Pennsylvania School of Law in 1983. While there he was Editor in Chief of the Journal of Comparative and Business Law and a member of the award winning Jessup International Moot Court team. Allen had a distinguished career in commercial litigation spanning 35 years and represented domestic and international clientele. He retired in 2018 as a partner of Locke, Lord LLP.
Allen was an avid gardener and tennis player. As his legal career was winding down he pursued his love of the arts and music. He was the founding member and lead guitarist of The Decimators, a multi genre band that performed a sold out show at Rockwood Music Hall in NYC.
Allen’s artwork was also exhibited at Silvermine Art Guild as part of a one man show entitled Second Life Art.
Allen passed away in September 2019, He was 61 years old. He is survived by his wife Lory of 35 years, his daughter Danielle, his son Matthew and daughter in law Erin, and his sister Mindy.
Excerpt from "Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow" by Allen Wasserman
I promise instead to
embrace today, a moment in time
in which I can find peace in
just being me.
Yesterday, today and tomorrow
all of these moments in time
today is eternal
and beautifully sublime...
Jam Session featuring Allen Wasserman and Friends!