Issues: Arts and Culture

Senator DeFrancisco Celebrates 2010 Festa Italiana with Opening Act Jimmy Cavallo.

Senator DeFrancisco Celebrates 2010 Festa Italiana with Opening Act Jimmy Cavallo.

September 20, 2010
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Unveiling the Three-Panel Mural on the Erie Canal in Greece

On Monday, September 20th, 2010, the Greece Chamber of Commerce dedicated a new kiosk and three-panel mural underneath the Elmgrove Road bridge at Henpeck Park in Greece. The mural, located on the Erie Canal, was designed by artist Stacey Kirby and depicts three stages of the canal in Greece. The ribbon-cutting ceremony was held as a part of World Canals Conference, which is taking place through Thursday this week. Events are scheduled for Spencerport, Brockport, Pittsford, Fairport, Bushnell's Basin and Buffalo.

September 20, 2010
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September 22, 6:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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Serrano Discusses Naturally Occurring Cultural Districts

Senator José M. Serrano participated in a roundtable discussion yesterday on how best to support New York City’s Naturally Occurring Cultural Districts. The roundtable was sponsored by the Fourth Arts Block, the leadership organization for Manhattan’s East 4th Street Cultural District.The event featured a diverse group of New York City’s creative practitioners, policymakers, funders and scholars to discuss the challenges facing cultural districts that have emerged throughout the city over the last several years. These naturally occurring cultural districts are brought to life by local artists, grassroots community groups, and local “creative” businesses, and can be found throughout New York City.

August 13, 2010
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Savino and Klein Announce Restoration of NYS Italian Regents High School Exam

Protects Study of Italian Language in Schools

TUCKAHOE, NY – State Senator Diane Savino (D-Staten Island/Brooklyn), State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester), and representatives from the Westchester Italian Cultural Center and the Sons of Italy announced the restoration of the NYS Italian Regents high school exam at a rally on Thursday. Last week the NYS Senate saved the exam from extinction when it passed the final piece of this year’s budget. Attendees rallied in support of this important achievement and to celebrate Italian culture.

August 12, 2010
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Garibaldi-Meucci Museum to hold 22nd Fundraiser Brunch on Sunday, August 29

On Sunday, August 29, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m., the Garibaldi-Meucci Museum will hold its 22nd Annual Fundraiser Brunch at The George Washington Manor in Roslyn, New York.

August 10, 2010
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Pro Response Sports Inc. and South Jamaica Resident Association Kidz and Family Fun

Come and join us in sharing a day of community. Bring your friends and family out to enjoy live music, fun rides, face painting, basketball games, giveaways, special award presentations, food and fun...

August 21, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Harlem African Burial Ground Task Force Update!

After the Joint Senate Hearing on the Elmendorf Reformed Church (EFC) African Burial Ground on March 19th, the office of Senator José M. Serrano and the rest of the Colonial African Burial Ground Task Force, co-chaired by Reverend Patricia Singletary and Council Member Melissa Mark-Viverito, have been meeting regularly to work toward the reclaiming, preserving, and official recognition of the burial ground. As the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) is considering redeveloping the site in question, the area requires a series of environmental reviews, including an assessment of known and potential cultural resources.

August 4, 2010
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Senator Robach Takes Part in Puerto Rican Parade

On Saturday, July 31, Senator Robach took part in the Puerto Rican Parade in downtown Rochester. The parade started at Liberty Pole Way and ended at Frontier Field, the site of the Puerto Rican Festival, which ran from July 30th until August 1st. The theme for this year's parade was Recordando Nuestros Pueblos (Remembering our Hometowns). For more information on the Puerto Rican Festival, click here.

August 2, 2010
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FREE Movies Under the Stars Featuring "Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs"

Join Senator Peralta to watch "Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs" under the stars on a giant inflatable screen!  

Showtime is 8:30 PM.

August 27, 8:30 PM - 10:30 PM
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SENATOR LAVALLE CELEBRATES WITH CHILDREN’S MUSEUM OF THE EAST END

Senator Kenneth P. LaValle (far right) visited the Children’s Museum of the East End’s (CMEE) 2nd Annual “Under the Sea” Summer Family Fair where (l-r) museum Director Steve Long, Pirate Ryan O’Toole, and Mermaid Lauren O’Toole were happy to strike a pose with the Senator. 

July 27, 2010
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