Issues: Arts and Culture

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.

November 1, 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 26, 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 18, 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 17, 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 16, 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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At the Santora Family Scholarship Fund Charity Run, commemorating September 11th

Senator Gianaris attended an event for the commemoration of September 11th at the Santora Family Scholarship Fund Charity Run.

September 12, 2012
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RITCHIE’S “WOMEN OF DISTINCTION” DISPLAY MOVES TO PULASKI PUBLIC LIBRARY

Invites People to Learn About Women’s History in New York State

State Senator Patty Ritchie has announced her “Women of Distinction” exhibit is now on display at the Pulaski Public Library, located at  4917 North Jefferson St. in Pulaski.  The display is available for viewing during regular library hours.   

September 10, 2012
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Senator Gianaris with Joe DiPietro, President of FIAO

Senator Gianaris with Joe DiPietro, President of FIAO

August 30, 2012
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Path Through History Conference Highlights Heritage Tourism Promotion

   Senator Betty Little attended a conference in Albany on Tuesday, August 28, 2012, to discuss Governor Cuomo's new heritage promotion initiative, the Path Through History program. The conference brought together stakeholders from across the state to discuss regional opportunities to promote New York's history and attract more tourists.  Senator Little is pictured talking with Heather Mabee, Saratoga-Capital Region Parks Commission chairwoman.

 

August 28, 2012
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HEROES OF OUR HOMETOWNS

Channel 7's Katie Alexander reports on my new Hometown Heroes exhibit featuring 15 of the 45 area residents who have received the USA's top military decoration for valor--the Medal of Honor.

The exhibit is taking place at the Jefferson County Historical Society, the St. Lawrence County Historical Society, Madrid's Heritage Days, and coming soon to Oswego County.

See the full display now by clicking here.

August 23, 2012
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Morrison Avenue Music Festival

PRESS RELEASE

AUGUST 17, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SENATOR REV. RUBEN DIAZ

Morrison Avenue Music Festival

Nino Segarra, The Copa Cabana Band, Construccion Latina and Angelo y su Conjunto Modelo are some of the bands that will participate on one of the stages in the Morrison Avenue Festival in the Bronx.

This festival, (where there will be free entertainment, games and music for the whole family including the children) is sponsored by the Hispanic Federation, Senator Rubén Díaz, and Assemblyman Marcos Crespo, and will be held on:

Saturday, August 18, 2012 at Morrison Avenue (between Westchester Avenue and Watson Avenue) starting at 1:00 p.m.

 

August 17, 2012
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