Issues: Arts and Culture

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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SENATOR BONACIC MEETS WITH WALLKILL CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT STUDENT ARTISTS

On March 2, 2011 Senator Bonacic met with Wallkill Central School District’s student artists being honored in the NYS Art Teachers Associations’ 21st Annual Student Art Exhibit in Albany. Senator Bonacic is pictured with the students and staff of Wallkill Central School District.

March 4, 2011
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SENATOR BONACIC MEETS WITH RONDOUT VALLEY STUDENT ARTIST

On March 2, 2011 Senator Bonacic met with Rondout Valley student artists being honored in the NYS Art Teachers Associations’ 21st Annual Student Art Exhibit in Albany. Senator Bonacic is pictured with artist Cyarra Tate, her mother Barbara Tate and her grandmother, Barbara Harding.

March 4, 2011
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SENATOR BONACIC MEETS WITH RONDOUT VALLEY STUDENT ARTIST

On March 2, 2011 Senator Bonacic met with Rondout Valley student artists being honored in the NYS Art Teachers Associations’ 21st Annual Student Art Exhibit in Albany. Senator Bonacic is pictured with artist Cyarra Tate, her mother Barbara Tate and her grandmother, Barbara Harding.

March 4, 2011
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SENATOR BONACIC MEETS WITH RONDOUT VALLEY STUDENT ARTIST

On March 2, 2011 Senator Bonacic met with Rondout Valley student artists being honored in the NYS Art Teachers Associations’ 21st Annual Student Art Exhibit in Albany. Senator Bonacic is pictured with artist Alexandra Decker and her mother, Laura Decker.

March 4, 2011
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SENATOR BONACIC MEETS WITH RONDOUT VALLEY STUDENT ARTIST

On March 2, 2011 Senator Bonacic met with Rondout Valley student artists being honored in the NYS Art Teachers Associations’ 21st Annual Student Art Exhibit in Albany. Senator Bonacic is pictured with artist Caleb Horowitz and his mom, Rebecca Horowitz.

March 4, 2011
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SENATOR BONACIC MEETS WITH RONDOUT VALLEY STUDENT ARTIST

On March 2, 2011 Senator Bonacic met with Rondout Valley student artists being honored in the NYS Art Teachers Associations’ 21st Annual Student Art Exhibit in Albany. Senator Bonacic is pictured with artist Natalie Schutts.

 

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March 4, 2011
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Peralta Commemorates Black History Month

Queens Gazette

State Senator Jose Peralta hosted “A Celebration of Black History and Heritage” at the Langston Hughes Library in Corona, where former City Comptroller Bill Thompson, Queens Borough President Helen Marshall and community leader Lynda McDougald were honored.

Thompson, the chairman of the Hugh L. Carey Battery Park City Authority, was presented with a Special Recognition Award; Marshall received a Lifetime Achievement Award; and McDougald, president of the East Elmhurst and Corona Civic Association, was presented with the Community Activist Award.

March 3, 2011
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March 13, 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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Senator Serrano Serves as Honorary Chair of The New York State Art Teachers Association Legislative Exhibit

Senator José M. Serrano today addressed the New York State Art Teachers Association Legislative Exhibit (NYSATA), which is co-sponsored by the New York State Alliance for the Arts in Education (NYSSAE). Held at the Legislative Well in the Capitol Building in Albany each spring, this exhibit showcases the artistic accomplishments of students from throughout the state, and invites them to celebrate arts education with their legislators.

March 2, 2011
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