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Urban Arts Festival 2015: My Story, My Voice & Pack the Palace
May 12, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - May 14, 2015 @ 9:00 pm
NYC Schools Chancellor, Carmen Fariña and Manhattan Borough President, Gale Brewer Will Join the Urban Arts Partnership Festival “Pack the Palace” Event!
Urban Arts Festival is Urban Arts Partnership’s annual culminating event that celebrates the positive impact arts education has on closing the achievement gap in public schools. The event serves as a platform 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.
Urban Arts Festival is a multifaceted event that will not only exhibit youth performances in the evening but also youth lead workshops and story sharing during the day.
We are proud to announce that Chancellor Carmen Fariña, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer and Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez will be presenting awards to our young people for their academic achievements through the arts.
MY STORY, MY VOICE – Tuesday, May 12th 2015
Jamaica Center for Performing Arts
161-04 Jamaica Ave, Jamaica, NY
- 1:30 – 4:00PM Youth Workshops and Story Slam
- 5:30 – 7:00PM Performances/Award Ceremony
PACK THE PALACE – Wednesday, May 13th, 2015
4140 Broadway, New York, NY
The “Pack the Palace” campaign 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. With the support of School District 6, please join us as we dedicate ourselves to filling this space and showing our youth how much their community supports and values them.
- 2:00 – 4:30PM YouthWorkshops
- 4:30 – 5:00PM VIP Reception
- 5:30 – 7:30PM Performances/Award Ceremony