Carter Burden Network

Spring 2018 Newsletter

Hello Friends of the Carter Burden Network,

Welcome to our Spring Newsletter. We're happy to share what has been going on at the Carter Burden Network over the past few months.  Enjoy!
CBN Highlights
Carter Burden Gallery Featured on NPR
Carter Burden Gallery artists Werner Bargsten, Nieves Saah, and Elisabeth Jacobsen.
Photo by Susan Stamberg/NPR
"Older adults do not stop being who they are because they hit a particular age," said gallery director Marlena Vaccaro. "Professional artists never stop doing what we do, and in many cases we get better at it as we go along."
Susan Rosenthal, Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation; Dominic DiBari, Ravenswood; Executive Director, Bill Dionne and Lisa Fernandez, Carter Burden Network; and NYC Councilman Ben Kallos cut the ribbon.
Roosevelt Island Senior Center - NEW Sewing Studio

On March 13, we opened a brand new sewing studio at our Roosevelt Island Senior Center, outfitted with eight new sewing machines and all the accessories.

We can't wait to see what our seniors create.

This was made possible thanks to generous funding from Ravenswood Generating Station. 
Gloria, Cora, and Connie are all wearing traditional Mestiza dresses from the Philippines. Photo by Hechler Photograhers.
Carter Burden/Leonard Covello Annual Fashion Show

On Friday, March 23rd, more than 20 seniors transformed into runway models and took to the catwalk at the Carter Burden Network's Annual Fashion Show at the Covello Senior Program in East Harlem. 

Senior Students Graduate From Technology Class

Congratulations to our students who graduated from the OATS (Older Adults Technology Services) 10-week computer training program. 

OATS  engages, trains and supports  older adults  in using  technology  to improve their quality of life and enhance their social and civic engagement.
Senior model Angeles getting her makeup done by Christina Roldos from CMAD - The Center of Makeup Artistry and Design. In the background, model Lily is getting her makeup done by Beth Portolese, also from CMAD.

Thank you to our Corporate Volunteers! 

We are so grateful to all of the corporate volunteers who help us carry out our mission to ensure older New Yorkers can live safely and with dignity.

Special thanks to CMAD - The Center of Makeup Artistry and Design for donating their time to provide professional makeup application for our senior models at the Covello Fashion Show .
In addition to lunchtime meal service and meal delivery to the homebound, we have many other unique opportunities for corporate groups to volunteer at the Carter Burden Network. 

Click here to learn more about corporate volunteering or contact Patricia Mays at

Love Wall Ceremony - 4/18

The tile-making phase of the Carter Burden Network's Love Wall project is complete.

 Over the past year, members of the NYC community have created ceramic tiles reflecting the theme of love.  Over 250 handmade tiles will soon be installed a Love Wall in a permanent East Harlem location (TBD).

A preview of the tiles will be on display at a Love Wall Ceremony on 4/18 at the Carter Burden/Leonard Covello Senior Center  (312 East 109th Street) from 3pm-5pm.
Carter Burden Gallery in Chelsea: Current Exhibition
Carter Burden Gallery presents three new exhibitions:  The World Is Not Flat in the East Gallery featuring  Bernice Sokol Kramer and  Mitchell Lewis New Reflections On 14th Street in the West Gallery featuring  Sheila Schwid ; and  On the Wall featuring  Harriet Livathinos The exhibition runs from April 5th through April 26th.

Carter Burden Gallery

548 West 28th Street, #534
New York, New York 10001  
Hours: Tuesday - Friday, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. 

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