LARCHMONT, N.Y. -- Nearly 200 children enjoyed the "clackety-clackety-clack" of spoons at the Larchmont Village Center on Wednesday, Feb. 19.
Jim Krzewski, known as "The Spoon Man," performed for area children at the village center behind the Larchmont Public Library.
"The children looked at him expectantly and that’s when the Spoon Man, in his tropical shirt and fedora, turned on his music and started jammin'," representatives said. "He hops, he bops, the spoons becoming a silver blur as they clackety-clackety-clack against his thighs, on his rear end (the kid crowd loves this move), and he even plays them on a little boy's head."
Krzewski has performed for former President Gerald R. Ford, Mikhail Gorbachev and Mister Rogers.
"I'm married with five kids and a mortgage and I make my living playing spoons," he said. "Believe me, anything is possible."
In the Larchmont program, Krzewski pulled together a Tennessee mountain band using volunteers from the audience. While the performance was filled with laughter, Krzewski offered messages to children throughout the show.
"I'm gonna share three secrets," Krzewski told the children. "I said no to drugs. I listened to my teachers -- I graduated from high school and college. And I didn't give up."
The program and performance was sponsored by the Friends of the Larchmont Public Library.