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ArtsConnection Celebrates Dear Evan Hansen

Dear Friends, On Monday evening, we paid tribute to one of our groundbreaking arts education programs for high school students, Art2Art: Dear Evan Hansen, its lead producer Stacey Mindich and the outstanding cast, creative team, and supporters that make this partnership possible. Additionally, thanks to all of our generous patrons, our 2019 Benefit Celebration raised […]

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ArtsConnection, New York Philharmonic and LaGuardia High School: A Creative Partnership in Music & Visual Arts

The New York Philharmonic’s Young People’s Concerts™ —made famous by Leonard Bernstein on live television in the 1960s—has been a family programming tradition. In its present iteration, the Concerts have evolved into multimedia, interactive experiences at Lincoln Center’s David Geffen Hall on select Saturday afternoons. So one can only imagine our excitement when the New […]

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New Initiative to Address Equitable Engagement in Inclusion Classrooms

ArtsConnection, The New Victory Theater and Community-Word Project Launch GIVE to Improve Arts Education for Students with Disabilities  New Initiative to Address Equitable Engagement in Inclusion Classrooms New York, NY (March 19, 2019) — This week, ArtsConnection, The New Victory Theater and Community-Word Project launch GIVE, an invaluable arts education resource that will serve the […]

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This week, high school students from across NYC gathered to learn about a brand new program focused on helping them navigate the ins and outs of the college application process, while forging inroads to potential arts-related careers. Two of the city’s leading nonprofits – ArtsConnection and Futures and Options – have joined forces to provide […]

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Board Leadership Transition at ArtsConnection

ArtsConnection announces that Lisa Plepler will be stepping down as Chairman of the ArtsConnection Board of Directors after eight years of leadership. Debra Peltz will succeed her as ArtsConnection’s new Chairman. Plepler will continue to serve as a member on the ArtsConnection Board. Plepler expanded the Board of Directors and ArtsConnection’s budget in support of […]

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Meet David…

Meet David, an 8th-grade English language learner at I.S. 93 in Ridgewood, Queens. David has been participating in our Developing English Language Literacy through the Arts (DELLTA) program since the 6th grade. According to David, “…without dance how can we express our feelings? I dance to show the people I have feelings too. I’m not […]

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Ringing In a New School Year

As we embark on a new school year, we would like to share three recent and exciting happenings which highlight the work we will be doing with students in 2019. This summer, in partnership with the Office of English Language Learners, we worked with 4,000 English Learners, grades 2-8, in 73 school sites throughout the […]

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Summer School with ArtsConnection

During July and August 2018, ArtsConnection engaged 5,000 English Learner (EL) students in grades 2-8 in 76 schools throughout all five boroughs during a five-week summer school program. Conducted in partnership with the NYC Department of Education’s Division of English Language Learners and Student Support, AC artists implemented a theater and puppetry curriculum based on […]

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Freddie and Myrna Gershon Transforming Lives and Building Community

For over a decade, Freddie and Myrna Gershon have supported ArtsConnection programs at P94M—The Spectrum School, a District 75 school for children on the autism spectrum. Through their generosity we developed Spectrum Musical Theatre, a program that involves every student in the school’s eight sites with musical theatre instruction and performance opportunities. A study by […]

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