Issues: Arts and Culture


As the Neptunes, Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo have quickly become one of the world's top pop and hip-hop production teams, crafting hits for everyone from Britney Spears to Snoop Dogg. But William's and Hugo apparently desire something more from their career than the accolades and cash that come from making other people's music. And so in 2001 with help from colleague, Shae, they formed their own band, N*E*R*D. Their debut, In Search Of . .

September 9, 6:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Turntables on the Hudson presents: THE SUNDAY GETAWAY

DJ's Nickodemus, Mariano & guests + Nappy G & Christian Rogers on percussionNickodemus SUN PEOPLE album LIVE + Dance & Drumming performances!!Cost - $15Day of Show - $20

For more information or to purchase tickets Click Here

September 6, 2:00 PM - 2:00 PM


6:00 PM Arts/Crafts by the Brooklyn Children's Museum

7:00 PM Folk music by Rachel Benjamin

Sunset: Nim's Island (free movie)

September 3, 6:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Serrano at Island Kids Celebration

Senator Serrano was on Roosevelt Island for the culmination of the Island Kids Summer Camp. The camp is for children ages 5 to 13, and its programming includes swimming, sports, arts and crafts, music, culinary arts, and weekly field trips. This program offers partial and full scholarships to low-income families, who might otherwise not be able to participate. The 2009 season kicked off on July 7th, and there was an upbeat closing ceremony on August 26th.

August 25, 2009

Senator Serrano Celebrates Arts Programming in the Bronx at 52 Park

Senator Serrano celebrated with Lincoln Center and the The Big Three Palladium Orchestra at the 52 People for Progress at 52 Park concert in the Bronx. Senator Serrano as well as New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, spoke about the importance of accessible arts programming in the South Bronx.

August 19, 2009
August 17, 2009

8/15/2009: Senator Huntley's 3rd Annual Children's Festival

Free fun filled day of Learning, Exercise, Food, Games, Rides and other activities on Saturday, August 15, 2009 from 11:00 am - 4:00 pm at Baisley Park - 157th Street and 116th Avenue

August 14, 2009

Senator Valesky Encourages Participation in Madison County Buy Local Week

 SYRACUSE, N.Y.—State Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) applauded the launch of Madison County’s second annual Buy Local Week, Aug. 17-23. The initiative spotlights local products through events, with the goal of educating the public about the wide variety of local foods available and encouraging them to “buy local” year-round.

August 14, 2009

Serrano Congratulates Chita Rivera for Receiving Highest Honor

Senator José M. Serrano (D- Manhattan/Bronx) today congratulated Puerto Rican-American Broadway icon Chita Rivera, who was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Obama in the White House yesterday. The Medal of Freedom is the highest medal that can be awarded to a civilian in the United States.   “As someone with a deep appreciation for the arts, I am overjoyed that this honor has been bestowed upon someone as deserving as Chita Rivera,” said Senator Serrano.

August 13, 2009

Serrano Comments on La Marqueta Plan


Calls city plan “visionary” so long as it meets the needs of his constituents

Highlights need to incubate healthy and affordable food, immigrant entrepreneurs, and vibrant public space

August 12, 2009

August 11, 2009


This week’s program features the Brooklyn Children’s Museum and NY Road Runners for the Children’s Hour (arts/crafts/games/contests); the Grand Street Community Band for the live performance; some terrific kids shorts by local filmmakers; and Fly Away Home, a family classic for the young and the young at heart. There’ll also be FREE hotdogs & popcorn for our viewing audience.   Come early & enjoy while supplies last. 

August 13, 6:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Buy Local…and Invest in Central New York

Buying locally grown foods has become somewhat of a trend in the past few years. Bestsellers have been written, new words—localvore—have been coined, and people across the nation want to be connected to where their food comes from.

This is no trend in Central New York—it is a way of life. Our broad agricultural base gives us, as consumers, an opportunity that many don’t have—the opportunity to buy local. Products are readily available at local grocery stores, farmers’ markets and roadside stands, and we happily buy them because they taste good and we know where they came from.

August 7, 2009

Elba Onion Festival Parade

Friday, August 7, 2009 - Senator Ranzenhofer walks with Assemblyman Hawley in the Elba Onion Festival parade.

August 6, 2009

Senator Squadron Posts Community Calendar on Web Site

Senator Urges Local Groups to Submit Community Events

Public Event Listing Next Step in Senator Squadron's Multimedia Outreach

New York, NY--State Senator Daniel Squadron announced his "25th Senate District Community Calendar" today on his web site, offering a new venue constituents can visit to find out about events in the district and opportunities to participate in community life.

August 3, 2009
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