Issues: Arts and Culture

Committee Meeting: Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation Senator Jose M. Serrano, Chair 9:30 AM, Tuesday, February 9, 2010 Room 801 LOB

February 9, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
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January 27, 2010
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Committee Meeting: Arts Day 2010

(Albany, NY)-  After the devastating cuts to Arts, Parks, Living Museums, and Tourism in Governor David A. Paterson's proposed budget, Senator José M. Serrano (D-Manhattan/Bronx) and Assemblyman Steve Englebright (D- Setauket) are urging advocates to voice their concerns during a Joint Committee meeting on Arts Day 2010.

February 24, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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Senator Valesky Calls for Responsible Budget Action and Long-Term Solutions

ALBANY, N.Y.—Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) echoed the call for long-term budget solutions made by Governor Paterson during his Executive Budget presentation today.

January 20, 2010
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State Senator Ruben Diaz Criticizes Lack of State Representation in Newly Created Museum of The American Latino

New York State Senator Ruben Díaz, Chairman of the New York State Senate Puerto Rican and Latino Caucus today sent a letter to Congressman José Serrano requesting that he review the lack of state representation in the recently created National Museum of the American Latino. 

January 7, 2010
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December 29, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Senator Serrano Reads from Handel's Messiah

On Sunday, December 13, 2009, Senator José M. Serrano participated in the annual reading of George Frideric Handel’s Messiah at Lehman Center for the Performing Arts. This event, which draws large crowds from all around New York City, has become a holiday tradition in the Bronx. Music was performed by the Bronx Opera Chorus and conducted by Michael Spierman.“It is an honor to have been, once again, selected as an orator for this year’s performance,” said Senator Serrano, who is a proud supporter of the Bronx Opera Company.

December 13, 2009
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Statement from Senator Serrano on Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation

(Albany, NY)- On Wednesday December 2, 2009, Senator José M. Serrano (D- Manhattan/Bronx) and his Senate colleagues worked with Governor David Patterson to approve a bipartisan Deficit Reduction Plan (DRP)  aiming to protect jobs, prevent tax hikes and save critical school funding. "Responsible cuts were necessary, but we were able to 'cut with care' by protecting funding for health care and education- without placing an additional burden on the taxpayer," said Serrano.

December 8, 2009
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Monk In Motion

Joe Sanders, First Runner Up in the 2009 Thelonious Monk Jazz Competition

December 19, 7:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Monk In Motion

Matt Brewer, Second Runner Up in the 2009 Thelonious Monk Jazz Competition

December 12, 7:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Jack Kleinsinger Presents: Highlights in Jazz: Celebrating the Swing Masters

Ken Peplowski recalls Benny GoodmanTerry Gibbs recalls Lionel HamptonFreddie Bryant recalls Charlie Christian

December 10, 8:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Monk in Motion

Ben Williams, First Place Winner in the 2009 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition

December 5, 7:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Dialogues In The Visual Arts

$5 – Includes Reception   This panel commemorates the Asian American Arts Centre (AAAC)'s recently launched digital archive, artasiamerica.org. The archive reflects 60 years and several generations of artistic production by Asian American artists from AAAC’s original archive and beyond. This fall, Out of the Archive includes contributions from several essayists, online interactive features and the panel featuring artists Nathalie Pham, Eun Young Choi and Triple Edwards.

December 9, 7:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Recycled Arts Workshops!

Recycled Arts Workshops! Join us for Recycled Arts Workshops on Thursdays from 7-9pm at our DUMBO location! Learn to make critters, dreamcatchers, jewelry, inner tube wallets and more! All are welcome to participate in these free art making events!

December 3 - Fun with Inner Tubes (Spoke flowers, inner tube wallets, belts)

December 3, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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Senator Diane Savino Speaks at the Calandra Institute's 30th Anniversary

 Senator Diane J. Savino spoke at the John D. Calandra Italian American Institute's 30th Year Anniversary, on November 30, 2009.  

The Institute works to foster higher education among Italian-Americans. Senator Savino spoke about the importance of promoting the rich cultural and intellectual history of Italians and Italian Americans.

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November 25, 2009
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2009 Mid Year Report on Receipts and Disbursements

November 5, 2009
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