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 Newsletter Issue 34

March - April 2014

Outer Bridge Ensemble Presents Lecture Demonstration at Cypress Hills/Beacon

Our Teaching Artist, David Freeman has been leading a Percussion Ensemble at Cypress Hills Local Development Corporations Beacon Community Center for three years. This March for the first time he brought along his five member band the Outer Bridge Ensemble to give a lecture demonstration for the entire after-school program.

The band performed for the students and invited them to take part by clapping along and counting bars. Between songs, David led a Q&A session. Students asked the band members about their instruments, their musical backgrounds, and more as they gained an understanding of what it's like to be a musician. David reported that students were more connected and engaged in their individual learning after the experience of participating in this exciting session.

Special thanks to the Outer Bridge Ensemble for sharing their talents with our students, and to David Freeman for all that he brings to our students. 

Learn more about the Outer Bridge Ensemble.
ATG Launches Brand-New Website

We're pleased to announce that the new and improved went live on March 26th. Many friends and supporters of Arts to Grow were on-hand that evening for the official unveiling at Inc Lounge.

One big change you'll notice in the new platform is that our blog is now integrated directly into the site at If you've been following us on Wordpress or Tumblr, don't forget to update your bookmarks! Another great new feature is our fully-loaded home page where you can see all our latest blog posts, Twitter feed and Facebook page. Please join us on social media!

Also check out our Upcoming Events page to learn when and where our students' culminating events are happening and come meet our leaders and volunteers. And, don't forget to see our kids in action on our Gallery and Videos pages. We welcome your feedback; check back often as we'll be adding new content regularly.

Our very special thank to the generous pro-bono services of Rubenstein Technology Group and  Blowfish Brands as well as the skilled volunteers who made our new site a reality in just 5 months.

Learn how multiple teams made a significant impact for kids.

ATG Welcomes our first Program Assistant
Photo Credit: Laura Foord

We are growing, offering more programs and impacting the lives of more kids in 2014. To keep up, we need professional staff. We are delighted to welcome long-time volunteer Caitlin Nascher as PT Program Assistant. Caitlin joined us in April 2013 and quickly proved to be a strong writer, have excellent computer skills and be a lightening-fast learner in all things digital.

As Program Assistant, Caitlin was a leader on our website re-launch team and will be responsible for website updates, blogging, newsletters and arranging for visual documentation of our programs. She will also assist with written communications for fundraising and work with our Program Manager, Sara Lise Raff to support logistics and communications with our teaching artists and program partners.

Welcome, Caitlin!
ATG Kicks Off Youth I.N.C. Celebration 2014 
Photo Credit: Laura Foord

ATG has been gearing up for Youth, I.N.C.'s Celebration program with two new co-chairs! Theresa Perkins is an associate in the Financial Services Department at Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP, and associate co-chair of the Women's Leadership Initiative. She has done previous pro bono work related to nonprofit theater production. Lindsay Moroney holds an M.A. in Art History from Hunter College and is Vice President of Operations at Artnet, a resource for buying and selling fine art.

We're delighted to have both Lindsay and Theresa on board! It's not too late to join us in the leadership role of Co-Chair and make a big difference in how many kids Arts to Grow can reach this year.

Learn more about Youth I.N.C.Celebration and the role of Co-Chair.



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In This Issue
Outer Bridge Ensemble Comes to CHLDC/Beacon
ATG Launches Brand-New Website
ATG Welcomes our first Program Assistant
ATG Kicks Off Youth I.N.C. Celebration 2014
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Wine Tasting at
Moore Bros. - May 14th!
Photo Credit: Ulrik Pedersen

Join us for a wine tasting at Moore Brothers Wine Company! From 6:00-8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 14th, we'll sample delightful artisan wines as our leaders and Teaching Artists share Arts to Grow's story. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased on Eventbrite. We hope to see you there!