Monthly Archives: December 2011

YOUR GIFT OF $20 Changes the Life of a Child: Please join us! ONLY $285 More Needed to Inspire 40 more kids in 2012!

Ring in the New Year with a Gift of Joy!  Please join us in this final week of 2011 and make a big difference in a child’s life though arts learning.  

WE NEED TO RAISE JUST $285 MORE BY DECEMBER 31ST to continue our Theater Workshop Program this winter/spring for 3rd – 4th graders at a low income school in Cypress Hills, Brooklyn.   JOIN US AND MAKE THE DIFFERENCE!

YOUR GIFT OF $20.00 OR MORE will inspire young people LIKE KRISTINA BELOW!

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Can You Help Today? Your gift will make it possible for 40 3rd – 4th graders at a low income school in Cypress Hills, Brooklyn to participate in a life changing theater workshop.  Here’s a story of one our students. Kristina

This is Kristina. Building on her own talent, she now has the beginnings of ‘technique’: a specific way of working on the stage via her ‘instrument’ (body/voice) and the way she builds a character.  Kristina has specifically excelled in voice work (she fills the auditorium with her voice without a microphone) and character development (she bridges the gap between the work done in rehearsal and truly living in the moment of the character on the stage). Kristina graduated IS 171 in June 2011 and is now attending Talent Unlimited High School. 

.Kristina Performing

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 our goal of $1,500 in online contributions will provide a 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.

WHEN YOU DONATE NOW to support kids like Kristina, and you 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 for a joy filled 2012!

Mallory King

Executive Director,

Arts to Grow. 

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YOUR GIFT OF $20 Changes the Life of a Child: Please join us! Just $455 More Needed to Inspire 40 more kids in 2012!

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 positively impacts kids. 

AS OF TODAY WE NEED TO RAISE JUST $455 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?  With your $20.00 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. 

This is Marie. Marie was a student in Gardiner Comfort’s Acting Class at Cypress Hills LDC/ PS7 in Spring 2011. During her 12 week workshop, she learned techniques for performing on stage and concentrated on mastering a short play she and her classmates created together. The final presentation beamed with hard work, teamwork, imagination and pride in creating original work.

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 Marie, 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!

Family Holiday Decoration Workshop

When:     Saturday, 12.17.2011, 10:00 – 12:00 pm

Where:             Morris-Jumel Mansion 65 Jumel Terrace, New York NY           

Cost:                 Free           

Contact:             212-923-8008           

Website:             http://www.morrisjumel.org/events/calendar/           

Spice up your holidays by making colonial decorations for your tree at the Morris-Jumel Mansion  – Manhattan’s oldest house.  Advanced registration required.

Jim Vagias Holiday Express

When:                        Saturday, 12.17.2011 1pm

Where:             Brooklyn Public Library – Central Library 10 Grand Army Plaza           

Cost:                         Free           

Contact:             (718) 230-2100           

Website:             http://www.brooklynpubliclibrary.org/events/culture-arts   

    Join Magic Jim as he takes children on an imaginary train ride around the world. Using books that can be found in your library, Jim teaches participants how different cultures celebrate the winter holidays. With lots of humor and audience participation, kids will learn about Kwanza, Diwali, Solstice, Ramadan, Hanukkah and Christmas.

R&R: Shabbat AT The JCC

When:            Repeats every week until Sat Mar 24 2012 except Sat Nov 26 2011, Sat Jan 21 2012.            Sat, 2011-11-05 14:00 – 17:00

Where:             The JCC in Manhattan 334 Amsterdam Avenue, New York NY 10023           

Cost:                         Free           

Contact:             646-505-5708           

Website:             http://www.jccmanhattan.org/r-amp-r-shabbat-at-the-jcc?page=cat-content&progid=2…           

           

Programs include:

-Children’s Open Play Space

-Access to the Rooftop Playground

-Live Performances

-Film

-Arts & Crafts

-Structured Group Games

-Snacks

The 4th Annual Lyceum Holiday Marketplace

Brooklyn Lyceum, Sat – Sun 11am–7pm. 227 Fourth Ave (between President and Union Sts)

(718) 857-4816

brooklynlyceum.com

Subway: R to Union St

Enjoy two whole days of holiday shopping, eating and holiday spirit at this annual Brooklyn event. Activities include raffles, pictures with Santa, great kids’ activities, fundraiser giveaways and gift bags. Start crossing names off your holiday shopping list by making pit stops by the booths selling everything from clothing to fancy soaps. All ages.

Chanukah Celebration

JCC in Manhattan, Sun 10am–11:30am. 334 Amsterdam Ave (at 76th St)

(646) 505-5708

jccmanhattan.org

Subway: B, C to 72nd St; 1 to 79th St

 Celebrate Chanukkah with the family at the Manhattan JCC! Over the course of the morning, kids can participate in tons of festive activities such as playing dreidel, making art, decorating cookies and much more. Stick around for a story reading by author Leslie Kimmelman, author of The Runaway Latkes and enjoy a special performance by award-winning infant and toddler music masters, Little Meastros. All ages.

EIGHT to CREATE – 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 positively impacts kids. 

AS OF TODAY WE NEED TO RAISE JUST $645 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? 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.

Neil

This is Neil a third grader from Harlem and a member of the community based program at Harlem RBI. Neil participated in our African Arts class in spring, 2008 lead by teaching artist, Vickie Freemont. The class focused on using recycled materials to create and learn about crafts from diverse African cultures. For Neil this opportunity exposed him to something distinctive and allowed others to see what he perceives in this art form. Neil says “having the chance to show others what I can create through this program has given me more confidence.”  

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 undeserved 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 Neil, 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. 

Actor in Mary Poppins Supports Arts to Grow

From Left:  Derek St. Pierre (Franz in Rock of Ages) & Jordan Grubb From Left:  Derek St. Pierre (Franz in Rock of Ages) & Jordan Grubb

This Sunday, December 11th will mark Jordan Grubb’s 7th Annual Winter Formal. Currently embarking on a national tour of Mary Poppins, Jordan Grubb is an actor based in New York City who hosts an annual winter formal event for the theater and artist community in NYC. Last year, Grubb found Arts to Grow through online research and was very excited to use his annual event as a platform to raise money for an impactful cause: the nurturing of the artistic development of our children and youth. Last year he was able to raise a total of $1,143 for Arts to Grow, and this year, he is excited to partner with ATG again, hopefully surpassing that amount.

A tradition started in his college days in Pittsburgh with his roommates, Grubb’s Winter formal originally sprung out of their desire to have an event where friends and colleagues had an excuse to dress up “to the nines” and socialize. After its success in Pittsburgh, when moving to NYC, Grubb decided to continue the tradition. Year by year, the event has scaled larger and larger. Given its growth, Grubbs decided to give to a charity, and Arts to Grow served to be the perfect match. He wants to help promote the arts for children, as he knows the impact the arts has had on his life, now as a working actor. On talking about his theater colleagues and friends raising funds for ATG, Grubbs says, “Everyone is willing to help. Everyone has been there as a child, having been impacted by the arts. Everyone can relate and was able to donate at least a small amount.”

When asked about how he sees his event evolving, Grubbs believes that it will just continue to get bigger and have more presence. This year, the event will be hosted at The Irish Rogue in the city, with a new addition of an auction being implemented.  “Truly I believe one day, it will be the most popular and important holiday event in the arts community,” says Grubb. We surely hope so, as hundreds of at-risk kids are being positively impacted in exploring their artistic passions through Arts to Grows programs.  Arts to Grow truly appreciates the support of Jordan Grubb and his holiday revelers for their meaningful support of our programs and their heartfelt work to promote arts education for all children, knowing how these experiences change the lives for our youth.

EIGHT to CREATE – 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 postively impacts kids. 

AS OF TODAY WE NEED TO RAISE JUST $745 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?  JUST 37 NEW SUPPORTERS GIVING $20 EACH will give the gift of a life changing theater workshop for 3rd – 4th graders in Cypress Hills, Brooklyn. Your donation today Makes a Big Difference.

This is Jalisa. A shy student in Patricia Runcie’s Fall 2009 Theater Arts class, Jalisa played the role of playwright for the final performance, A Talk Show About Theater History. In rehearsals, each student took turns sitting in the guest seat and was interviewed by the host. When Jalisa’s turn came, her shyness was painful. Knowing it was important for Jalisa to enjoy herself and to succeed, Patricia, the teaching artist, worked with her one-on-one, commenting “if I could help her find her own inner motivation to be successful, it would inspire her and help her discover the joy of learning”. Sure enough, when the day of the performance came, Jalisa demonstrated that she had indeed found that inner-motivation.  The audience’s reaction said it all. “I saw the girl that I knew was inside her,” said Patricia. 

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 need 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 Jalisa, 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.