Issues: Arts and Culture

Senator Peralta Announces $50K for Library Materials

EAST ELMHURST, NY - New York Senator Jose Peralta has procured a $50,000 State Legislative Grant for library materials in Queens. He made the announcement at Queens Library at East Elmhurst along with Queens Library CEO Thomas W. Galante, applauded by enthusiastic eighth and fifth grade students from nearby P.S. 127.

April 11, 2011
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Senator Rivera presents Celia Cruz Winning Choir with Senate Resolution Honoring their Hard Work and Excellence

Bronx, NY – Senator Gustavo Rivera (D,WF-Bronx) presented the Celia Cruz High School Choir with a Senate Resolution honoring them for being named the Best Choir in New York City as part of the Sing! for Wildlife competition. This was the first Senate Resolution Senator Rivera introduced and passed through the State Senate.

Senator Rivera spoke to the students congratulated the students on being an example of the great accomplishments, both artistic and educational, that can come from a commitment to arts education.

April 7, 2011
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Sen. Farley Enjoys Nolan Elementary Chorus Performance

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) listened to the performance by the Fourth and Fifth Grade Chorus from Dorothy Nolan Elementary School, Saratoga Springs City School District, when they came to the Empire State Plaza Concourse in Albany as part of the New York State School Music Association’s "Music In Our Schools Month" on March 31st. The chorus performed under the direction of Deborah Craig and Mary Rocco.

April 6, 2011
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Senator Farley Salutes Fonda-Fultonville Select Chorus

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) had the pleasure of meeting members of the Fonda-Fultonville High School Select Chorus when they performed on March 31st at the Empire State Plaza Concourse in Albany as part of the New York State School Music Association’s "Music In Our Schools Month." The chorus performed under the direction of Lisa Vosburgh.

April 6, 2011
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Sen. Farley Enjoys VanAntwerp Chamber Strings Performance

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) had the pleasure of listening to music performed by VanAntwerp Middle School’s chorus and chamber strings on March 24th when the students performed in Albany as part of Music In Our Schools Month, sponsored by the New York State School Music Association and Music Educators’ National Conference. This is the 39th annual year for Music in Our Schools Month and performances were held throughout the month of March at the South Concourse of the Empire Plaza. Pictured are Senator Farley (left) with the VanAntwerp Middle School chamber strings and Assemblyman Jim Tedisco (right).

March 25, 2011
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Senator Farley Salutes VanAntwerp Chorus

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) had the pleasure of listening to music performed by VanAntwerp Middle School’s chorus and chamber strings on March 24th when the students performed in Albany as part of Music In Our Schools Month, sponsored by the New York State School Music Association and Music Educators’ National Conference. This is the 39th annual year for Music in Our Schools Month and performances were held throughout the month of March at the South Concourse of the Empire Plaza. Pictured are Senator Farley (left) with the VanAntwerp Middle School chorus and Assemblyman Jim Tedisco (right).

March 25, 2011
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Sen. Farley Salutes Northville High School Music

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) had the pleasure of listening to music performed by Northville Central School’s high school band under the direction of Jennifer Henzler on March 24th when the students performed in Albany as part of Music In Our Schools Month, sponsored by the New York State School Music Association and Music Educators’ National Conference. This is the 39th annual year for Music in Our Schools Month and performances were held throughout the month of March at the South Concourse of the Empire Plaza.

March 25, 2011
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Senator Rivera Introduces Resolution Congratulating Celia Cruz Bronx High School of Music Show Choir

On March 1, 2011, Senator Gustavo Rivera introduced a legislative resolution numbered S. 675, congratulating the Celia Cruz Bronx High School of Music Show Choir upon the occasion of being named the “Best Choir in New York City” at the Bronx Zoo’s inaugural SING! for Wildlife competition on December 30, 2010. Senator Rivera spoke in support of his resolution on the floor of the Senate.

Click here to view video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=8V9eDoLDwMc

 

Below is a copy of Senator Rivera’s floor statement in support of the Resolution Congratulating Celia Cruz Bronx High School of Music Show Choir:

March 14, 2011
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KLEIN PAYS TRIBUTE TO CITY ISLAND BY HOSTING ITS ANNUAL "WOMEN'S HERSTORY MONTH" CELEBRATION

On Sunday March 13, 2011, Senator Klein paid tribute to City Island by hosting its Annual "Women's Herstory Month" Celebration and commemorating "The Anne Hutchinson Year," in honor of this Bronx/American historic figure in recognition of her 420th Birthday Anniversary (1591-1643).

March 14, 2011
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Senator Martins Meets With Youth From the Haitian Community

Senator Jack M. Martins recently held a town hall meeting with leaders from the Haitian community. He had the opportunity to meet with the youth who actively participated and asked questions. Students shared with Senator Martins what they were studying and even taught him a little French Creole.

March 14, 2011
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Senator Martins Meets With Haitian Community in Town Hall Meeting

Senator Jack M. Martinswas hosted by hundreds of Haitian community members from Westbury, New Cassel, Elmont, North Valley Stream and South Floral Park in a "Town Hall" style meeting. The forum was an introduction for Senator Martins to the Haitian community as their new Senator of the 7th Senate District. Residents asked questions to Senator Martins in a free flowing discussion moderated by community members associated with the Salvation Army. The forum was moderated by Captain Joseph Lubin of Elmont. Joseph's son, Junior Lubin, escorted the Senator during the visit and introduced him to community members.

March 14, 2011
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Rally To Save Our Senior Centers

 

Rally To Save Our Senior Centers

(D-Jamaica) Senator Shirley L. Huntley and several elected officials representing parts of Southeast Queens will rally with residents to stop the proposed closures of many Senior Centers in the community. The rally will demonstrate the communities resolve to fight against severe budget cuts that will negatively impact seniors. The Senior Centers that would face closure include Rochdale Village Senior Center, Brooks Senior Center, Howard Beach Senior Center, Forest Hills Community House Senior Center, and JSPOA Rockaway Boulevard Senior Center.

March 18, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Rededication of the YWCA Community Art Gallery to JEANNETTE “RUBY” NOTTAGE

In recognition of National Women’s History Month,NYS Senator VELMANETTE MONTGOMERYMartha Kamber, Executive Director of the YWCA of Brooklynand Lynn Nottagecordially invite you to a reception to celebrate thenewly renovated YWCA of Brooklynand the rededication of theYWCA Community Art Gallery to

JEANNETTE “RUBY” NOTTAGEFriday, March 25, 20116:00 pm - 8:00 pm

at the“NEW” YWCA Community Art GallerySecond FloorYWCA of Brooklyn30 Third AvenueBrooklyn, NY 11217

March 25, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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March 18, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Greece Athena Middle School Director Honored Before Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

On Friday, March 4th, Greece Athena Middle School opened up its production of 'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang'. Prior to the first show of the weekend, Senator Robach presented a certificate to Artistic Director Carl Wager. Wager is retiring after a 39-year career of a teacher and director. 'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang' continues Friday March 11th at 7:30 and Saturday March 12th at 2:00 and 7:30 at the Greece Athena Performing Arts Center.

March 9, 2011
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Arts & Cultural Council for Greater Rochester Grants Awards Ceremony

On Friday, March 4th, Senator Robach spoke at a ceremony where grants were awarded through the Arts & Cultural Council for Greater Rochester. Senator Robach had the privilege to announce recipients of the grants and congratulate those in attendance for their award.Senator Robach is pictured with Yorgos Kouritas (left), Mike Allentoff of Brighton Symphony Orchestra (center), and Sarah Lentini of the the Arts & Cultural Council for Greater Rochester.

March 8, 2011
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Peralta gives black leaders recognition

Queens Campaigner

In celebration of Black History Month, state Sen. Jose Peralta (D-East Elmhurst) bestowed honors upon three black New Yorkers for what they have done for the city, Queens and East Elmhurst.

More than 130 people crowded into the meeting room of the Langston Hughes Library, at 100-01 Northern Blvd. in Corona, last Thursday as Peralta presented former city Comptroller Bill Thompson with a Special Recognition Award, Borough President Helen Marshall with the Lifetime Achievement Award and Lynda McDougald, president of the East Elmhurst and Corona Civic Association, with the Community Activist Award.

March 8, 2011
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SENATOR BONACIC MEETS WITH MIDDLETOWN CITY SCHOOL STUDENT ARTIST

On March 2, 2011 Senator Bonacic met with  student artists being honored in the NYS Art Teachers Associations’ 21st Annual Student Art Exhibit in Albany.

March 4, 2011
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