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Commending Dance Theatre Etcetera upon the occasion of hosting the 20th Annual Red Hook Fest on May 30-June 1, 2013

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commending Dance Theatre Etcetera upon the occa-
sion of hosting the 20th Annual Red Hook Fest on May 30-June 1, 2013

WHEREAS, It is the custom of this Legislative Body to honor and pay
tribute to those organizations whose commitment and creative talents
contribute to the cultural enrichment and entertainment of their commu-
nity and the entire State of New York; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to commend
Dance Theatre Etcetera upon the occasion of hosting the 20th Annual Red
Hook Fest on May 30-June 1, 2013; and
WHEREAS, This open-air festival held on the Red Hook Waterfront is to
celebrate the accomplishments of some 200 plus young people in perform-
ing arts programs across New York City and enjoy performances by some of
the most powerful progressive artists in America; and
WHEREAS, Dance Theatre Etcetera has proudly served the Red Hook commu-
nity since 1992, gaining national attention for making the arts a crit-
ical component of urban renewal efforts in the area; and
WHEREAS, Premised on the belief that the arts are an effective vehicle
for social transformation, Dance Theatre Etcetera unites artists and
community members as co-creators in dynamic cultural activities; and
WHEREAS, Through site-specific performances, festivals, parades and
performing arts and media education programs, Dance Theatre Etcetera
stimulates the social imagination through acts of informed expression;
and
WHEREAS, As a leader in the field of arts education, Dance Theatre
Etcetera offers innovative programming to over 700 students annually;
working in underserved areas throughout Brooklyn, it reaches over 6,000
additional Brooklynites each year through festivals, parades and unique
site-specific performances; and
WHEREAS, This Legislative Body, representing the people of the State
of New York, recognizes the importance of the performing arts, which act
to inspire, enlighten and unify people from all cultural backgrounds
through the transcendent power of human expression; and
WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body that when organiza-
tions of such noble aims and accomplishments are brought to our atten-
tion, they should be celebrated and recognized by all the citizens of
the great State of New York; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
commend Dance Theatre Etcetera upon the occasion of hosting the 20th
Annual Red Hook Fest on May 30-June 1, 2013; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Martha Bowers, Executive Director, Dance Theatre Etcetera.

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  • 17 / May / 2013
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 21 / May / 2013
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 21 / May / 2013
    • ADOPTED

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