The Event 2017 Highlights

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.

New for Fall! Art & Music Classes That Make Us Excited for September

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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

3D Building & Sculpture (5-7 yrs) – Explore 3D art in all forms!
Wild Paint Immersion (8-10 yrs)Dive into the wild world of paint and color.
Think Big! Public & Installation Art (11-14 yrs)Translate BIG ideas into large-scale artworks!
Textile Arts (11-14 yrs) Explore sewing, weaving, dying & more!

New Instrumental Music Classes
FUNdamentals of Music (8 yrs & up) – Explore the building blocks of music!
Song Writers Workshop (10 yrs & up) – A unique intro to composition.

New Drop-in Program
Little Creators (16 mo- 5 yrs) – Drop-in/drop-off for a creative morning! Join us Tues/Thurs mornings for a music or art class, open play & story time.

Of course, we also have a full schedule of favorite classes returning. To see everything we’re offering this fall, download our 2016-2017 schedule. We’ll see you in the fall to make more music, make more art!
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Spotlight on Church Street School

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.

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“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.”

 

 

Photo by Claudine Williams.

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Creating & Sharing Church Street School’s Vision for the Future

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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:

Thursday, April 7th 6:30-7:30pm

Wednesday, April 13th 9-10am

Monday, April 18th 6:30-7:30pm

RSVP for May Town Hall Meetings:

Wed, May 11th 9-10am

Thurs, May 19th 9-10am

Wed, May 25th 6:30-7:30pm

Meetings will be informal and limited to adults.

Creativity Workshop with Brewster Smith

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 info@churchstreetschool.org.

Your Creative Self: the Philosophy of Impact

Learn how to increase your creative impact.

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 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”.

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The Event 2016 Highlights

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.

 

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Memorial / Benefit Concert for Edith Hirshtal

Please join us for a memorial concert in honor of our friend and esteemed colleague, Edith Hirshtal. As a dedicated teacher and gifted pianist, Edith touched us deeply with her passion, beauty, and musicianship.

When:

Saturday, February 27th

Doors will open at 2:30pm, performances at 3pm

Reception to follow

Tickets:

$25.00 per person, seating is limited.

We urge guests to reserve a seat as soon as possible. RSVP to Toby Wine, Director of Music, tobywine@churchstreetschool.org.

Donations:

All proceeds will establish a new scholarship in Edith’s name for an especially promising student of classical piano. To make a separate donation to the scholarship fund, click here.

Share your memories:

We hope guests will share their personal stories and memories of Edith and contribute photographs and other keepsakes for display. Individuals are also welcome to contribute food and refreshments for the reception. Please contact Tereza Lee at trizali@yahoo.com regarding such contributions.

 

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