Dream Big Afterschool Program

DREAM BIG AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAM AT P.S. 5

 

What: A dance and music enrichment program

Who: Approximately 25 2nd-3rd grade children

When: Twice weekly, two-hour sessions for eighteen weeks from January-June

Where: P.S. 5

Funders:  This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, through a CASA grant from City Council District 8.

 

Description: The Dream Big After-School Program at P.S. 5 exmplores the history of Afro-Cuban Jazz through dance and music classes.  Bronx musicians and dancers visit classes and celebrate the history of Latin Jazz through sharing their work with students. Guest musicians have included Jazz pianist Dr. Valerie Capers and Grammy nominee Bobby Sanabria, and other local guest artists. Museum teaching artists (in dance and music) work with 25 children at P.S. 5 in Port Morris, an elementary school with literally NO after school arts programming for 2nd grade. The program takes place two afternoons a week for 18 weeks (35 sessions) beginning each January. Each discipline (dance and music) lasts 2 hours in duration and occurs 2 days a week – art 2 hours a week and music 2 hours a week, culminating in a closing celebration for the students, teachers and caregivers every June.

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DREAM BIG AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAM AT P.S. 49

 

What: A visual arts and music enrichment programWho: Approximately 35 2-3rd grade children

When: Twice weekly, two-hour sessions for eighteen weeks from January-June

Where: P.S. 49

Funders:  Funding for P.S. 49 is provided  by NYC Council Speaker Melissa Mark- Viverito (DCA Cultural Immigrants Initiative grant) and the Pinkerton Foundation.                                                                                                   

 

Description: The Dream Big After-School Program at P.S. 49 will explore the history of Afro-Cuban Jazz through fine arts and music classes.  Bronx musicians will also visit classes and celebrate the history of Latin Jazz through sharing their work with students. Guest musicians include Jazz pianist Dr. Valerie Capers and Grammy nominee Bobby Sanabria, and other local guest artists. Museum teaching artists (in visual arts and music) will work with 35 children at P.S. 49 in Mott Haven, an elementary school with literally NO after school arts programming for 2nd grade.  The program will take place two afternoons a week for 18 weeks (35 sessions) beginning in January of 2016. Each discipline (art and music) will last 2 hours in duration and will occur 2 days a week – art 2 hours a week and music 2 hours a week, ending with a closing celebration for the students, teachers, and caregivers in June 2016.

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For more information about the Dream Big Initiative, please contact Program Director Natalie Wood.