Issues: Arts and Culture

At Joe Sabba Park, in front of the newly lit "tree"

Senator Gianaris with Assemblywoman Markey, Councilman Van Bramer and Santa in front of the newly lit "tree"

November 29, 2012
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At the Greek-American Homeowners Association's Thanksgiving celebration.

Senator Gianaris with Councilman Vallone and Assemblywoman Simotas, were present at the Thankgiving celebration of the Greek-American Homeowners Association.

November 27, 2012
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NEW ARTWORK FEATURED IN RITCHIE LOCAL ARTIST PROGRAM

“Senator Patty Ritchie Celebrates Local Artists” Continues, Seeks New Participants

Three new local artists are being featured in State Senator Patty Ritchie’s Oswego, Jefferson and St. Lawrence County offices as part of the Senator’s effort to highlight local creative talent. 

“From the St. Lawrence River and Lake Ontario to the many historic buildings and landmarks that dot our region, Central and Northern New York are truly beautiful places,” said Senator Ritchie.  “What many people don’t realize though, is that there are so many talented, local artists capturing that beauty and creating world-class, unique designs inspired by where we live.” 

November 21, 2012
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Visiting PS 78

Speaking to PS 78 students about the election process as they vote for their student council today

November 20, 2012
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RITCHIE INVITES STUDENTS TO PARTICIPATE IN ‘THANKSGIVING DAY CREATIVE CELEBRATION’

Asks young artists, writers: “What are you thankful for this year?”

State Senator Patty Ritchie is inviting students in Central and Northern New York to put their art and writing skills to work for the New York State Senate’s “Thanksgiving Day Creative Celebration."

To participate in the program, students in grades K-6 must submit a one-page essay, original poem or artwork (8 ½ x 11 inches) that answers the question “What are you thankful for this year?”

November 15, 2012
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Thank You to Senator Gianaris for Supporting Expanded MTA Bus Service in Western Queens!

Senator Gianaris requests the expansion of Q103 bus line to night and weekend service in Western Queens. This request is justified by the development of an important art community in the area.

 

Have you ever tried to get to Socrates Sculpture Park, The Noguchi Museum, the Farmer's Market or even Costco on a weekday after 6:00 pm or on a weekend from Hunter's Point?

 

November 14, 2012
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Gantry Park Tosses Dog Owners a Bone With All-Day Access for Pooches

Senator Gianaris helped increase dogs' acces to Gantry State Plaza, which DNAinfo.com wrote about in the story below. Last year, Senator Gianaris helped renovate the Vernon Boulevard Dog Run in LIC to ensure our four-legged friends have a pleasant environment to spend time.

LONG ISLAND CITY — It’s barking news for LIC dogs!

Neighborhood pooches and their owners can now enjoy strolling along Pier 1 in Gantry Plaza State Park all day after the state Parks Department quietly revised its policy — a major victory for dog owners.

Previously, dog owners had been able to walk their pets on the pier, a popular area for dog-lovers, only from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. and from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

November 14, 2012
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RITCHIE CELEBRATES THE ARTS AT 64TH ANNUAL FALL ARTS SHOW

State Senator Patty Ritchie recently attended the North Country Arts Council’s 64th Annual Fall Arts Show in Watertown.

Artwork on display for the event is available for viewing at the Dulles State Office Building in Watertown during normal business hours through November 17th. 

November 13, 2012
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Funding the Arts in Westchester

Senator Stewart-Cousins secured a $100,000 capital grant from New York State to renovate the ArtsWestchester headquarters in White Plains. The national historic landmark in downtown White Plains was buit in 1928, and is owned by ArtsWestchester. The grant allowed the organization to upgrade the perimeter heating units and install of new roofing, sprinklers, energy efficient lighting and smoke detectors.

November 8, 2012
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Senator Gianaris' paticipation in the LIC Halloween Parade

Senator Gianaris' have marched in the LIC Halloween Parade with Councilman Van Bramer, Sheila Lewandowski and lots of people gathered to honor the day.

October 31, 2012
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Senator Gianaris attended the PS 70 Groundbreaking ceremony

The PS 70 project will benefit students since it will add classes to the existing school building, including art, music and gym classes. Students at PS70 will have what every student deserves, a school that offers them the potential to develop their body and minds.

October 25, 2012
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Speaking at a Hunters Point town hall at MoMa PS1 on the two new schools, IS/HS 404 and PS 78/312, opening in our community

Senator Gianaris was one of the hosts of a town hall meeting in Hunters Point, where he discussed ,along with the parents, local electeds and the educational community, about the coming opening of the two new schools IS/HS 404 and PS 78/312  in the community.

October 17, 2012
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Senator Gianaris at "New Yorkers against Gun Violence Gala", held by NYU Law School

Senator Gianaris attended the "New Yorkers Gun Violence Gala", an event of paramount importance aiming at informing the public about the gun violence problems.

October 16, 2012
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Senator Gianaris participated in Queens Library Family Literacy Walk

Senator Gianaris was one of the participants of Queens Library Family LiteracyWalk at Socrates Sculpture Park, an event that gathered people of different ages who walked  under the same cause.

October 15, 2012
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Cutting the Ribbon on Art Walk Expansion Project

On Thursday, I had the privilege to speak at the ribbon cutting ceremony for the Art Walk Extension and Enhancement Project. The project reconstructs University Avenue from North Goodman Street to Union Street by replacing aging streets and sidewalks. The portion unveiled today runs east to west on University Avenue from Goodman Street to Union Street, and north to south on Goodman Street from Village Gates to the Rochester Museum and Science Center.

October 4, 2012
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Senator Martins Attends Telugu Literary and Cultural Association Picnic

Senator Jack M. Martins recently attended the Telugu Literary and Cultural Association (TLCA) Picnic, where he discussed issues with members of this prestigious Indian associations. It was a beautiful Sunday afternoon at Christopher Morley Park. Senator Martins was honored to have spent time with the esteemed members of TLCA of New York, one of the earliest Indian Associations in North America and the first Telugu association. The TLCA was formed with the primary goal of promoting the Telugu Literary and Cultural Activities in the tristate area. Successive generations of Telugu children and adults have benefited from its tremendous success towards this goal, as can be seen by the vitality of its programs even 35 years later.

October 2, 2012
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RITCHIE GETS AN ‘A’ FROM NEW YORKERS FOR BETTER LIBRARIES

Group Ranks State Lawmakers on Support for Library Specific Legislation

State Senator Patty Ritchie has received an ‘A’ in a ranking of state lawmakers by New Yorkers for Better Libraries. 

September 28, 2012
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