Monthly Archives: November 2011

MEET LAINDRY – Your Donation of $20 changes the life of a child

Inspire a Child -EIGHT TO CREATE. We are profiling one Arts to Grow student each week through the end of the year to share how arts education impacts kids in low-income schools in the New York City metro area.

As of today, we have raised $510 dollars from 18 donors! WE NEED TO RAISE JUST $990 BY YEAR END to continue our Theater Workshop Program this winter/spring for 3rd – 4th graders at a low income school in Cypress Hills, Brooklyn.  

YOUR GIFT OF $20.00 will inspire more young people by expanding our arts education programs next year.

Donate NOW

Can you help today?  PLEASE DONATE JUST $20.00 and give students like Laindry the gift of learning. 

Laindry

This is Laindry. In his Visual Arts Class at Riverdale Neighborhood House in Fall 2011, Liandry was expected to master art vocabulary, art critique and create a portfolio of work. Because Laundry had not previously done any serious drawing or painting, he was intimidated at first. But, with teaching artist Miguel Cossio’s guidance, Laundry created his own superhero cartoon character and several abstract landscape paintings based on the work of artists like Mark Rothko and Jackson Pollock. By the end of the program, Laundry’s portfolio was displayed before his proud parents at the culminating Art show at RNH. Most importantly, Liandry thought that the whole thing was, “Awesome and fun – I loved all of it.” 

As many of our supporters know, Arts to Grow plays a vital role in shaping the educational outcomes of at-risk youth. During November/December we want to raise $1,500 in online contributions to continue our theater workshop for 40 underserved 3rd – 4th graders at Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation’s/PS 7 After School program in Brooklyn.

Currently, we have over 50 schools on our waiting list for dance, theater, music & visual arts programs. These programs are always at NO COST to students.

DONATE NOW to support kids like Liandry, and you will play a vital role in boosting student achievement and self-confidence through creative expression.  THANK YOU for changing the life of a child!

Best Wishes,

Mallory King

Executive Director,

Arts to Grow. 

MEET ISMEYDA – Your $20 donation can change the life of a child!

Inspire a Child -EIGHT TO CREATE. We will profile one Arts to Grow student for EIGHT WEEKS through the end of the year to highlight how arts education can impact kids in at-risk schools. To date, our campaign has raised 470 dollars from 16 donors! And with your support, we can help inspire more young people by expanding our arts education programs next year. 

Donate NOW

Can you help today? WE NEED 75 SUPPORTERS TO GIVE JUST $20 EACH, so we can meet our year-end fundraising goal and continue our Theater Workshop Program for 3rd – 4th graders at a low income school in Cypress Hills, Brooklyn. 

IshmeydaThis is Ismeyda. A raw talent with her singing voice and acting ability, a limited reading ability first stood in her way.  Through rehearsals, she has reached a higher reading level, and gained self-confidence on the stage. She has an excellent command of theatre vocabulary and skill—she often would lead warm-up exercises and can explain curriculum to new students.  Ismeyda graduated IS 171 in June 2011 and is now attending Brooklyn High School of the Arts. 

As many of our supporters know, Arts to Grow plays a vital role in shaping the educational outcomes of at-risk youth. During November/December we want to raise $1,500 in online contributions to continue our theater workshop for 40 underserved 3rd – 4th graders at Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation’s/PS 7 After School program in Brooklyn. 

Currently, we have over 50 schools on our waiting list for dance, theater, music & visual arts programs. These programs are always NO COST to students.

DONATE NOW to support kids like Ismeyda, and you will play a vital role in boosting student achievement and self-confidence through creative expression.  THANK YOU for changing the life of a child!

Best Wishes,

Mallory King

Executive Director,

Arts to Grow. 

Win a $20 Starbucks card for the best thing you’ll do today!

Win a $20 Starbucks card for the best thing you’ll do today! 

For every $20 donation to Arts to Grow made now through 11/28, you will be entered for a chance to win a $20 Starbucks gift card. We are raising $1,500 to continue a theatre workshop for low-income students in Brooklyn —so donate now and change the life of a child through the arts.

Click here to learn more about the students you are helping.  

Click here to learn more about Arts to Grow. 


Seeking a great Digital Media Teaching Artist living in Essex County, NJ

Arts to Grow Please only apply if you are a Teaching artist currently living in Essex County, New Jersey.

We are searching for a multimedia visual arts teaching artist for a studio-based program: “Seeing the World Through Digital Media”. The program will serve 20+ students ages 7-9 and focus on learning basic techniques of photography and videography to be used as an outlet for telling students personal narratives.

The program partner is the Academy Street Firehouse the first single location in New Jersey to address the specific educational, social, and medical needs of children and adolescents who are dealing with the loss of a parent/family member due to AIDS.

The project will take place from March – June 2012 during 12 weeks of once weekly 1.5-hour sessions. The project will conclude with a public showing at the Firehouse’s 1st floor theater (75 person capacity).

Please send resumes and a cover letter to Arts to Grow, Program Manager, Sara Lise Raff at: artsedconsultant@yahoo.com

Learn more about teaching with Arts to Grow –
http://www.artstogrow.org/ involved/ Teach%20for%20Arts%20to%20Grow. html

 

Seeking a great Digital Media Teaching Artist living in Essex County, NJ

Arts to Grow
Please only apply if you are a Teaching artist currently living in Essex County, New Jersey.
We are searching for a multimedia visual arts teaching artist for a studio-based program: “Seeing the World Through Digital Media”. The program will serve 20+ students ages 7-9 and focus on learning basic techniques of photography and videography to be used as an outlet for telling students personal narratives.

The program partner is the Academy Street Firehouse the first single location in New Jersey to address the specific educational, social, and medical needs of children and adolescents who are dealing with the loss of a parent/family member due to AIDS.

The project will take place from March – June 2012 during 12 weeks of once weekly 1.5-hour sessions. The project will conclude with a public showing at the Firehouse’s 1st floor theater (75 person capacity).

Please send resumes and a cover letter to Arts to Grow, Program Manager, Sara Lise Raff at: artsedconsultant@yahoo.com

Learn more about teaching with Arts to Grow –
http://www.artstogrow.org/ involved/ Teach%20for%20Arts%20to%20Grow. html

EIGHT to CREATE – Your Donation of $20 changes the life of a child

Inspire a Child -EIGHT TO CREATE. We will profile one Arts to Grow student for EIGHT WEEKS through the end of the year to highlight how arts education can impact kids in low – income schools. In our first week we raised $290 dollars from 9 donors! And with your support, we can help inspire more young people by expanding our arts education programs next year. 

Donate NOW

Can you help today?  NOW WE NEED JUST 66 SUPPORTERS TO GIVE JUST $20 EACH, so we can meet our year-end fundraising goal and continue our Theater Workshop Program for 3rd – 4th graders at a low income school in Cypress Hills, Brooklyn.Catherine

This is Catherine. A feisty and full of life “character actress,” Catherine began her theatre training in small parts and worked her way up to starring roles. In June she played a main character in the musical, Optimistic Orphan.  She began with fearlessness on the stage, and now has the vocabulary and skills to confidently approach a role. When faced with a challenge during rehearsal or performance anxiety, Catherine has learned that she can overcome these obstacles by trusting her instincts and utilizing her theatre education. Catherine graduated IS 171 in June 2011 and is now attending the specialized New York public high school, Talented Unlimited..Catherine on the stage

As many of our supporters know, Arts to Grow plays a vital role in shaping the educational outcomes of at-risk youth. During November/December we want to raise $1,500 in online contributions to continue our theater workshop for 40 underserved 3rd – 4th graders at Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation’s/PS 7 After School program in Brooklyn.

Currently, we have over 50 schools on our waiting list for dance, theater, music & visual arts programs. These programs are always NO COST to students.

DONATE NOW to support kids like Catherine, and you will play a vital role in boosting student achievement and self-confidence through creative expression.  THANK YOU for changing the life of a child!

Best Wishes,

Mallory King

Executive Director,

Arts to Grow. 

5 Free Events to do with Kids this Weekend!

1. Brooklyn Navy Yard Visitors Center – Opening Weekend


When: Repeats every day until Sun Nov 13 2011 .

Fri, 2011-11-11 12:00pm  6:00pm

Brooklyn Navy Yard, Building 92 63 Flushing Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11205

(718) 907-5900 

Free tours, family fun and prizes to celebrate the grand opening.

Free shuttle service for opening weekend: From 12-6PM, the blue Brooklyn Navy Yard shuttle bus will make continuous loops between BLDG 92 and downtown Brooklyn (intersection: Jay Street and Willoughby Street), accessible from the Jay St./Metrotech station (A,C,F,N,R) and a quick walk from Borough Hall Stations (2,3,4,5).


 

2. StageCoach Theatre Arts Open House



Sat, 2011-11-12 2pm:00  5:30pm

Dominican Academy 44 East 68th St, New York NY 10065

East Side will host an unprecedented Open House – instead of just observing, come and participate! Interested students can take classes from our expert teachers and find out exactly what we do every week. Come exercise your imagination in our drama class, belt out some favorite tunes in singing, and boogie your heart out in dance. Students ages 4-5 have class from 2-3:30, and our 7-16 year olds are invited from 2:30-5:30. Special perks are available to students who register for our January term on the day. Advanced registration is required for the Open House, so call 347-678-8989 to reserve your place.


3. Eat, Sleep, Play Festival


Repeats every day until Sun Nov 13 2011 .

Fri, 2011-11-11 10:00  4:30 pm

Children’s Museum of Manhattan 212 West 83rd Street, New York NY

212-721-1223

Visit the brand new exhibit that teaches kids about healthy lifestyles at its grand opening festival.

Check out the entire 3 day schedule, here.


4. NY Historical Society Re-Grand Opening


When: Fri, 2011-11-11 11:00 – 6:00pm

The New-York Historical Society 170 Central Park West, New York NY

(212) 485-9205

Celebrate the New-York Historical Society’s grand reopening and meet some of our nation’s founders, including George Washington, Benjamin and Deborah Franklin, and the Marquis de Lafayette, as well as members of various Continental units, including the 1st Rhode Island Regiment, one of the first African-American units.

 


5. Lolli-Pops: The Orchestra – A Happy Family


Repeats every day until Sun Nov 13 2011 .

Sat, 2011-11-12 10:00  11:00 am

The Kaye Playhouse East 68th St. between Park and Lexington Avenues, New York NY

$15 – $40

212-971-9500

http://www.littleorchestra.org/programs/lollipops/

Audiences are treated to a guided tour of the orchestra by the beloved Lolli-Pops™ characters while listening to music led by guest conductor Jeffrey Grogan including Tchaikovsky’s Dance of the Sugarplum Fairy and Debussy’s Cakewalk.

Second Performance on 11/12 at 11:30 a.m.

Performances on 11/13 at 1:00 p.m. and 2:30 p.m