Recently I went to an open mic event at Godfrey Daniels, a music bar on 4th street in Bethlehem. The atmosphere of the venue was so welcoming, and I could immediately perceive the sense of community there. I watched from the few chairs and rows of pews set up in the back as people took turns playing their music onstage. I had zero expectations walking in, but I was so pleasantly surprised. To see people with the courage and vulnerability to play original music in front of strangers was so inspiring. These individuals were so passionate, and everyone there was extremely kind and supportive. One performer mentioned that he had been a member of the community for 37 years. It inspired me to stay committed to things I enjoy doing, even if they seem small/unimportant. I really recommend going to check it out because everybody there was so talented and enjoyable to watch/listen to (it’s also a 2 minute walk from Farrington Square so it’s not far).