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Urban Arts Festival – Pack The Palace
May 13, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pmFree
Urban Arts Festival is Urban Arts Partnership’s annual culminating event series that celebrates the positive impact arts education has on closing the achievement gap in public schools. The events serve as platforms to amplify young people’s voices by showcasing the talents of the students and communities UAP serves. Since 2007, Urban Arts Partnership has honored exceptional student work and performances from all of our participating schools across New York City. UAF brings together students, families, educators, city representatives, artists, and community members from diverse neighborhoods to advance creative expression and innovative education.
The “Pack the Palace” campaign, as part of UAF, is a call to action to celebrate the strengths of the young people in our community and fill the 3,400 seats in the historical United Palace Theater located in Washington Heights. We believe the empowering of our youth to move the crowd in a space where the legacy of artistic greats once and continue to perform is life-changing and breeds a creative confidence that is the key to engaging and inspiring our young people to succeed in school. Join Urban Arts Partnership and School District 6 as we dedicate ourselves to filling this space and showing our youth how much their community supports and values them.