Issues: Arts and Culture

Senator Serrano Fights for Post-Production Tax Credit Program

(Albany, NY)- Senator Jose M. Serrano was joined by Senate President Pro-Tempore Malcolm A. Smith, the Motion Picture Editors Guild (MPEG), and actor Richard Masur from Law & Order to announce his support for a competitive post-production film tax credit program. He also discussed legislation he sponsored that would make such a program a reality.

March 9, 2010
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Public Hearing: Harlem's Historic African Burial Ground

Joint – Senate Standing Committee on Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and RecreationChair: Senator José M. Serranoand Senate Standing Committee on Corporations, Authorities and CommissionsChair: Senator Bill PerkinsPublic Hearing: African Burial GroundPlace: 171 E. 121st Street, Elmendorf Reformed Church, New York, New YorkTime: 2:00 to 4:00 P.M.Contact: Greg Meyer (518) 455-2795Media Contact: Damaris Olivo (212) 828-5829ORAL TESTIMONY BY INVITATION ONLY

March 19, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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PELHAM PICTURE HOUSE LAUNCHES MAJOR MAKEOVER

 

Senator Klein presented a 100K grant for renovation and expansion project at Pelham Picture House

March 8, 2010
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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, Wednesday, March 10, 2010 Room 801 LOB

March 10, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
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TWO GATES-CHILI SINGERS RECOGNIZED IN ALBANY

Senator George Maziarz (R-C, Newfane) was pleased to welcome two Gates-Chili High School students, Daniel Montgomery and Lindsay Zimmerman, to the capital on Monday who were there to perform with the All-State Vocal Jazz Ensemble.

March 3, 2010
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Senator Bonacic meets with Music Educators

On March 1, 2010 music educators and representatives from the New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) and the New York State Council of Administrators of Music Education (NYSCAME) visited Senator Bonacic in Albany.  Here Senator Bonacic is pictured with them after discussing their legislative issues.

March 2, 2010
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Senator Farley Salutes the Arts

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) admires the art work of Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons High School student Joseph Malinowski that was displayed in the Well of the Legislative Office Building in Albany on Feb. 22nd as part of the New York State Art Teachers Legislative Student Art Exhibit. Joseph is the son of Joseph and Ellen Malinowski.

March 2, 2010
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Senator Farley Salutes the Art Work of Notre Dame - Bishop Gibbons Student

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) admires the art work of Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons High School student Joseph Malinowski that was displayed in the Well of the Legislative Office Building in Albany on Feb. 22nd as part of the New York State Art Teachers Legislative Student Art Exhibit. Joseph is the son of Joseph and Ellen Malinowski.

March 2, 2010
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Serrano Honorary Chairman at NYSATA Exhibit

On Tuesday, February 23rd, Senator Serrano served as Honorary Chairman at the The NYSATA Legislative Exhibit, which is co-sponsored by the New York State Alliance for the Arts in Education. Held at the Legislative Well in the Capitol Building in Albany, this student art exhibit invites students, parents and teachers from across the state to celebrate arts education with their legislators.

February 25, 2010
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Senator Serrano and Assemblyman Englebright Hold Joint Meeting to Discuss Budget Cuts to Arts and Culture

(Albany, NY)- In his continued commitment to the arts and living museums, as well as to openness and transparency in government, today Senator José M. Serrano (D-Manhattan/Bronx), along with Assemblyman Steve Englebright (D- Setauket), Co-chaired a Joint Committee Meeting on Arts Day 2010 to discuss the devastating cuts to cultural organizations in Governor David A. Paterson's proposed budget.

February 24, 2010
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Seward Takes In Student Masterpieces

ALBANY, 02/23/10 – State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I-Oneonta) today proudly welcomed students from Cairo-Durham Central School and Frankfort-Schuyler Central School to Albany for the New York State Art Teachers Association 20th Annual Legislative Student Art Exhibit.

February 23, 2010
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Committee Meeting: Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation Senator Jose M. Serrano, Chair 11:00 AM, Wednesday, February 24, 2010 Hearing Room A

February 24, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Participate in Arts Day 2010!

 

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February 18, 2010
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Black History Month Extravaganza

In celebration of Black History Month Senator John L. Sampson in association with Public School 276 is proud to present a Black History Extravaganza.

Update 1: 2/24/2010 Please note: In the event that there may be a snow storm on 2/25th, the event will be rescheduled for the following week, Thursday March 4th, 2010. Please check back at 1:00PM on 2/25th to find out whether the event is still taking place. Thank you.

March 4, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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KLEIN PRESENTS $7,500 TO BRONX THEATER

NEW YORK- On Friday, Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) presented a $7,500 grant to the Center Stage Playhouse at Foster Hall in the Bronx. The money will be used for funding musicians and directors.

February 16, 2010
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Senator Farley Issues NYS Senate Resolution for Pipe Band's Accomplishments

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) was pleased to honor the Scotia-Glenville Pipe Band with a New York State Senate Resolution on Feb. 9th at the State Capitol for the group placing third in the juvenile division of the World Pipe Band Championships, held in Glasgow, Scotland, on Aug. 15, 2009. Honorees included: Maureen Connor, Alex Allendorph, Ryker Bodo, Colin Dowd, Jackson Kovalchik, Hayden LaBelle, Michael Miller, Michael Soressi, Bryan Wilson, Colin Wilson, Joseph Wilson, Reid Perry, and instructor Eric MacNeill.

February 11, 2010
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Senator Farley Salutes Scotia-Glenville Pipe Band

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) was pleased to honor the Scotia-Glenville Pipe Band with a New York State Senate Resolution on Feb. 9th at the State Capitol for the group placing third in the juvenile division of the World Pipe Band Championships, held in Glasgow, Scotland, on Aug. 15, 2009. Honorees included: Maureen Connor, Alex Allendorph, Ryker Bodo, Colin Dowd, Jackson Kovalchik, Hayden LaBelle, Michael Miller, Michael Soressi, Bryan Wilson, Colin Wilson, Joseph Wilson, Reid Perry, and instructor Eric MacNeill.

February 11, 2010
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Black History Month

News FromNew York StateSenator Shirley L. Huntley

For Immediate Release: February 11, 2010

Contact: Taqiyyah Garbey | garbey@senate.state.ny.us| (518) 455-3531

Senator Shirley L. Huntley CelebratesBlack History Month

 (D-Jamaica) “Say’s February is a time to observe and remember the history of black people in our society, but also to embolden ourselves in the continuing fight for social and economic justice,” said Senator Huntley, marking February as Black History Month.

February 10, 2010
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Senate Committee on Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation Meeting 2/9/10

Serrano Chairs Committee Meeting with Arts Organizations Regarding Governor's Proposed Budget, Discusses Patterson's 21-Day Amendment

(Albany, NY)- After chairing a meeting of the Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation Committee yesterday, Senator José M. Serrano (D-Manhattan/Bronx) reported that Governor David A. Patterson’s release of his 21-day amendment to the 2010-11 Executive Budget was a small step in the right direction in regards to the restoration of funding for the arts.
 

February 10, 2010
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Winners of the 2009 Senate Education Committee Annual Report art contest show off their artwork to Senator Suzi Oppenheimer, Chair of the Education Committee.

BUDDING LOCAL ARTISTS WIN NYS SENATE EDUCATION COMMITTEE ART CONTESTStudents’ Work Featured in 2009 Annual Report of the Senate Committee on Education    Senator Suzi Oppenheimer, Chair of the Senate Standing Committee on Education, is pleased to announce the winners of the Committee’s 2009 Annual Report art competition.  Six local artists, ranging in age from six to nine years, were honored recently by Senator Oppenheimer at her district offices in Port Chester.

February 9, 2010
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