Joe Cecala sits on several boards including the Private Industry Council of New York City and the Hospitality for Family and Friends. In addition, Mr. Cecala serves as Executive Board President PUSH Productions, Executive Producer of Word of Mouth Productions, Executive Producer of the recent documentary “Greenwich Village: Music that Defined a Generation”.
This is a documentary by Laura Archibald about the idealistic singer/songwriters of New York City in the 1960s and 1970s that combines archival footage with all-new interviews to tell the story of the personalities, music, and ideas that came together in one inspiring place and one remarkable cultural moment.
During the years from 1961-1973, many musicians in the Village banded together to sing about the radical social upheaval of the time. As these new singers emerged, Greenwich blossomed as a place that promoted a better future. Their music challenged the status quo by singing about taboo.
Featuring poignant interviews with Pete Seeger, Kris Kristofferson, Don McLean, Peter Yarrow, Arlo Guthrie, Lucy and Carly Simon, Tom Chapin and Judy Collins, among dozens of other music luminaries,
Greenwich Village: Music That Defined A Generation combines talking heads with rare archival footage and new live performances to tell a story about a community that created a generation defining music. Greenwich Village was the birthplace of the singer/songwriter and songs of love and relationships by some of the greatest performers of the 20th century.
The documentary just got into The Vienna International Film Festival known as VIENNALE is from October 23rd to November 5th, 2014.
Please visit the website, http://www.greenwichmusicdoc.com/
Media Contact: Laurie Sheppard 646-342-
Mr. Cecala loves the theater and his support of the theater in New York is widespread. He is a notable contributor to 2econd Stage Theater, The Drama League, the Oberon Theater Group, Playwrights Horizon and Bull by the Horns Production.
Over the past ten years he has executive produced numerous Off-Off Broadway productions including “Swim Shorts”, The Criminals”, “Geography of a Horse Dreamer” by Sam Shepard, “Faith”, “Saving the Greeks” and “It’s Not Even Past” to name a few. Along with Bull by the Horns Productions and Columbus Circle Productions he will be a producer with the group bringing “Italian Bred” to New York this coming Fall.
Mr. Cecala is also the founder and sole supporter of the Benedetto J. Cecala Scholarship Fund that was given annually to graduating students of Holy Trinity School in Westfield, New Jersey.
He was involved in several community services and professional organizations including Chairmanship of the Holy Trinity School Board, Board Member of the Seventh Avenue Manufacturers Association and Executive Director of the Hong Kong American Division Chamber of Commerce. His proposed legislation before the Joint Economics Committee of the Senate in 1979 relating to Ex-Patriot Tax Relief and Duty Relief for Domestic Fabric Manufacturers producing finished products abroad was passed.
Joe Cecala has proudly supported The Theater Project and looks forward to continuing to do so for many decades to come. Mr. Cecala is married to his wife, Kathy, of 41 years and has three children.
GingerNewYork found on Manhattan Neighborhood Network (MNN) since launching in November, 2010, has been showcasing the “Kool Kats…Gotham Nights” greats of music and culture of New York and beyond. What defines GingerNewYork is its host Ginger Broderick’s unique insight, connection to and pulse on the music and culture of Gotham making GingerNewYork one of the most sought after programs to appear on.
GingerNewYork can be seen in Manhattan on Time Warner Cable Channel 34, Fios Channel 33, and RCN Channel 82, every Friday afternoon at 2pm EST. It can also be seen live streaming on the Manhattan Neighborhood Network's website, www.mnn.org, Channel 1.
About GingerNewYork host Ginger Broderick:
Broderick perhaps better known to many as “The Media CPA” is a fixture on the media circuit.
Ms. Broderick appeared regularly for eight years on weekend morning financial segments for WABC Eyewitness News. She has appeared on Good Day New York, WNBC, CNBC, CNN, Fox Business News, Bloomberg, NY1 and WOR Radio discussing tax-related issues. She has interviewed with top financial publications such as The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and Wealth Manager.
Ms. Broderick completed her TV Producer’s Certification at Manhattan Neighborhood Network and launched her own talk/variety show, GingerNewYork. Segments of the show are aired LIVE at the MNN studios and taped at the Gibson Guitar showroom/Rehearsal Studios in New York City.
Broderick is a faculty member of Queens College/CUNY Continuing Education Program. Broderick obtained a B.S. degree in accounting from St. John’s University in New York City and is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in the State of New York.
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Photo of Ms. Broderick Courtesy of Rasheem Morris