Thank you to everyone who made The Event another wonderful success!
We were so inspired by the great showing of support for Church Street School and for our Honoree, Harry Kendall.
To our Co-chairs, Danielle Elder, Lena Lalvani and our amazing planning committee, all who were in attendance, donors and everyone who participated in this fabulous night, we thank you! You helped raise crucial funds to support scholarships and music and art education for over one thousand students in NYC.
See below for photo highlights and join us next year!
All photos by Ana Schechter.
Fall enrollment is now open and we have some exciting new art and music classes in the works. With fall right around the corner, we encourage you to snag your spot ASAP, they’re sure to fill up quickly.
New After School Art Studio Classes
Take a look at this Spotlight on Church Street School by Tribeca Citizen! Learn about our beginnings, our unique philosophy and programs, and what the future has in store.
“We had 150 students when we were starting out, and this year we’re pushing a thousand,” says Lisa Ecklund-Flores, who co-founded the school back in 1990. “We’re the only non-profit school for the arts below Canal Street, and I’ve always felt like the school is a vessel for the community to use any way they want.”
Join us in Washington Market Park every Friday in June, 3:30 – 5:30pm!
A Series of Town Hall Meetings
Church Street School, an anchor for cultural arts and education in the Downtown community for the last 25 years, is at a crossroads.
Join us to hear about the state of the school and the challenges before us, and share your thoughts and ideas about what we could and should be in the future.
We want to hear your voice and your dreams for this community as we embark on the next 25 years and beyond!
RSVP for April Town Hall Meetings:
RSVP for May Town Hall Meetings:
Meetings will be informal and limited to adults.
Church Street School is excited to host former CSS Faculty Member, Brewster Smith, and this unique workshop. Space is limited, to register call 212.571.7290 or email email@example.com.
Your Creative Self: the Philosophy of Impact
Learn how to increase your creative impact.
When: April 11& 12, 7pm – 10pm
Who: Open to anyone who communicates
About the workshop: Whether you are in the board room, the classroom or the school of life this course will introduce you to the tools that will improve the way you communicate and expand the boundaries of your personal expression in an interactive and experiential way. Two 3-hour classes.
About Brewster: Brewster Smith has been an Executive coach since 2009. In his private practice, Brewster has helped many individual clients through the years to achieve their personal goals and led numerous workshops as a freelance coach through the TAI Group. Individual leadership and communications coaching clients include executives from Boston Consulting Group, Deloitte, Monsanto, and Cognizant Technology Solutions to name a few. He has also helped presenters prepare for Tedx conferences at Columbia Teachers College.
Certified with the ICF as an associate coach, Brewster has been a performer, a professional musician and songwriter since the age of 12. He spent 15 years running Doggy Daycares in New York City and has been a consultant in the creation of Doggy Daycares internationally. After 6 years as President there, his expertise in pack mentality led him to make connections about leadership with both dogs and people. “Working with packs of dogs as an alpha was surprisingly relevant to my work as a coach with people”.
Summer is on the horizon and we are excited to highlight different summer programs on the blog in the coming weeks. First up, Creative Arts Workshop!
For many kids growing up in TriBeCa, Creative Arts Workshop is a staple part of their summer year after year. This six week camp is an immersive arts experience full of creativity, fun and self-expression. Every day campers delve into all manners of creative projects, from studio art and design, to piano lessons and improv. The summer culminates with a final exhibition and performance. Plus, we take weekly field trips to the coolest NYC arts locations!
“I love Creative Arts Workshop because it is a fully immersive program. Many kids return year after year, building on skill sets previously developed and maintaining friendships that span multiple summers. It is unlike any other program I have taught.” - CSS Teaching Artist Azikiwe Mohammed
We hope you’ll join us this year!
Creative Arts Workshop – 6-12 years
10am – 4pm / Tuesday – Thursday / June 28 – August 4 (six-weeks)
Our Annual Benefit 2016, The Event, was a huge success! Thank you to all our sponsors, supporters, and donors. You helped raise crucial funds to support scholarships and music and art education for thousands of students in NYC.
It was a magical evening reaffirming the importance of the arts in the Downtown Community, with a special guest performance by JOHNNYSWIM and the honoring of longtime supporter Michael Connolly, Manhattan Community Board 1. See below for photo highlights and join us next year!
All photos by Ana Schechter.