Issues: Arts and Culture

Celtic Cross Concert

Rain Location: St Barnabas Elementary School, 413 E. 241 St., Woodlawn

August 12, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Risky Business Concert

Rain Location: Tuckahoe Community Center 71 Columbus Avenue, Tuckahoe


August 11, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The Bookends Concert

Rain Location: Daronco Town House, 20 5th Avenue, Pelham

August 9, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Strawberry Fields Concert

Rain Location: PS 14, 3041 Bruckner Blvd., Bronx

August 5, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The Bronx Wanderers Concert

Rain Location: PS 83, 950 Rhinelander Avenue, Bronx

August 4, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
August 3, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Philip James Orchestra Concert

Rain Location: Daronco Town House, 20 5th Avenue, Pelham

August 2, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM


(l-r) Founding Partner Lynn Pasculano, Senator Ken LaValle, Assemblyman Fred Thiele, Founding Partner Gabrielle Bacon, Governor David Paterson, Parrish Art Museum Director Terrie Sultan, Congressman Tim Bishop


July 19, 2010

FREE Movies Under the Stars Featuring "Shrek"

Join Senator Peralta to watch "Shrek" under the stars on a giant inflatable screen!  

Showtime is 8:30 PM.

BRING A BLANKET - No chairs allowed on the astroturf.  Bleachers will also be available.

No glass bottles or alcohol allowed in the venue.

Sponsored by Senator Jose Peralta and The Hispanic Federation.

Click here to download the event flyer.

August 13, 8:30 PM - 10:30 PM

FREE Movies Under the Stars Featuring "Where the Wild Things Are"

Join Senator Peralta to watch "Where the Wild Things Are" under the stars on a giant inflatable screen!  

Doors open at 7:30 PM.  Showtime is 8:30 PM.

Please bring a blanket.  We'll have plenty of chairs available if you prefer that.

No food, glass bottles or alcohol allowed in the school yard.

This event is sponsored by the Office of Senator Jose Peralta and Hispanic Federation.

August 7, 8:30 PM - 10:30 PM

Senator Malcolm Smith Honors Tito Puente

Musician Tito Puente Jr., William Ferro and New York State Senator Malcolm A. Smith attend the Tito Puente tribute concert press conference & reception at the Law Offices of Ferro, Kuba, Mangano, Skylar, P.C. on July 15, 2010 in New York City.

July 19, 2010

Senator DeFrancisco Joins in Announcing ArtsWeek.

Senator DeFrancisco joined in announcing the Orange Line Gallery ArtsWeek, a two-weekend program of visual and performing arts events: July 29-August 1st, and August 7, 2010. ArtsWeek is the region's largest celebration of the arts, and includes many interactive family-orientated arts activities and festivals conveniently located Downtown Syracuse.

Senator DeFrancisco secured  the funding for two of the headlining festivals taking place during ArtsWeek.

A complete ArtsWeek schedule with locations, dates and times can be found online at


July 14, 2010

Padavan, Poppenhusen Institute Sponsor Family Fun Day in College Point

New York State Senator Frank Padavan (Queens) in partnership with the Poppenhusen Institute sponsored the first annual Family Fun Day at MacNeil Park in College Point on Sunday afternoon July 11, 2010. The event featured fun games and educational programs by the Alley Pond Environmental Center, the Long Island Children Museum, the Fire Department of New York and the NYC Coalition of Transportation. Children and their families enjoyed a ventriloquist performance, inflatable bouncy bounces, sand and bubble art, face painting and various other arts and crafts.

July 13, 2010

Family Fun Day

Free Family Event sponsored by Senator Frank Padavan and the Poppenhusen Institute. 

The free family-friendly event will feature educational programs, games and activities, arts and crafts and family safety training programs.

Free summer refreshments will be served all afternoon. 

Ventriloquist Show with Jonathan Geffner- 2:00 pm

Alley Pond Environmental Center Reptile Education Show- 3:00 pm and 4:00 pm. 

Board Game Challenge

Mask Making

Bubble Art

Inflatable Bouncy Bounces

Sand Art

July 11, 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
July 2, 2010

Free Events List: July 2010

See attached PDF document.

July 2010 Free Events.pdf

July 2, 2010

Senator Suzi Oppenheimer Announces National Foundation for Women Legislators' Essay Contest

Seven female high school junior and senior students will win an all-expenses-paid trip to attend the National Foundation for Women Legislators (NFWL) annual conference and receive a $3,000 college scholarship. Applicants must write an essay addressing this year’s topic, “Freedom and Civic Virtues,” which calls upon students to describe how moral principles and the United States Bill of Rights shape the role of young adults in civic engagement. 

June 29, 2010

Budget Protects Schools, Provides Property Tax Relief And Makes Smart Spending Cuts

The Senate Democratic Majority has passed both the Education, Labor and Family Assistance (ELFA: S6603/S6607) and the Health and Human Services (HHS: S6604/A6608) budget bills which:

Protects our children’s education.
Provides much-needed property tax relief.
Makes the smart spending cuts to give New Yorkers a government they can afford.
Maintains the state’s investment in the Tuition Assistance Program which helps tens of thousands of students succeed in college annually.
Ensures support for unemployed New Yorkers who are seeking work as a result of the national economic downturn.
Delivers the services and programs most important to the health and well being of our seniors and New Yorkers with disabilities.


June 28, 2010
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