1. Inwood Principal Uses Art and Music to Inspire Students

A lot of what you hear in the news is that art programs and music programs are being slashed from schools. How are you able to make it work here? 
“I sort of zero in on what’s important. The arts are very important to me because as I said before, children have gifts in many areas, and it’s the job of the school to highlight them.” 

DNAinfo interviews PS 278 principal Maureen Guido, who explains the importance of the arts in her curriculum. In addition to art, music, and writing classes at PS 278, the school partners with 92Y to introduce students to dance classes, as part of our Educational Outreach Programs in the Arts.
"I always look for programs that will make children happy and be successful and give them strategies for when things are a little more difficult," she said.
"A child may not be great in [science], but if they are taking a dance class, we tie that in with science. So maybe she’ll remember something because we’re dancing the water cycle."
Read more on DNAinfo.

    Inwood Principal Uses Art and Music to Inspire Students

    A lot of what you hear in the news is that art programs and music programs are being slashed from schools. How are you able to make it work here?

    I sort of zero in on what’s important. The arts are very important to me because as I said before, children have gifts in many areas, and it’s the job of the school to highlight them.” 

    DNAinfo interviews PS 278 principal Maureen Guido, who explains the importance of the arts in her curriculum. In addition to art, music, and writing classes at PS 278, the school partners with 92Y to introduce students to dance classes, as part of our Educational Outreach Programs in the Arts.

    "I always look for programs that will make children happy and be successful and give them strategies for when things are a little more difficult," she said.

    "A child may not be great in [science], but if they are taking a dance class, we tie that in with science. So maybe she’ll remember something because we’re dancing the water cycle."

    Read more on DNAinfo.

  2. Angela Earley is an artist, printmaker and children’s art instructor at 92nd Street Y.  Angela is currently designing community murals on 12th Street between 4th Avenue and Broadway in Manhattan. The murals are a partnership between the Strand Book Store, New York City’s legendary home of 18 Miles books since 1927, and GO Project, an education program that provides year-round educational and family support services to children who are performing below grade level.   Drew Herman, a teaching assistant at the 92nd Street Y Art Center, is also assisting Angela on these murals. The GO Project community will be collaborating with Angela to add color and unique detail to the murals. Watch the process unfold and take a peek at more of Angela’s art here.

    Angela Earley is an artist, printmaker and children’s art instructor at 92nd Street Y.  Angela is currently designing community murals on 12th Street between 4th Avenue and Broadway in Manhattan. The murals are a partnership between the Strand Book Store, New York City’s legendary home of 18 Miles books since 1927, and GO Project, an education program that provides year-round educational and family support services to children who are performing below grade level. 

    Drew Herman, a teaching assistant at the 92nd Street Y Art Center, is also assisting Angela on these murals. The GO Project community will be collaborating with Angela to add color and unique detail to the murals. Watch the process unfold and take a peek at more of Angela’s art here.

  3. Caption Contest
Yesterday, we asked our Facebook friends to caption the above photo created by a 92Y School of Arts student. 
Our favorite: “You shall do no such thing to Tom’s of Maine!” 
What’s your best caption? 

    Caption Contest

    Yesterday, we asked our Facebook friends to caption the above photo created by a 92Y School of Arts student. 

    Our favorite: “You shall do no such thing to Tom’s of Maine!” 

    What’s your best caption? 

  4. Debuting At Age 6…

Mozart debuted at age 6 on a tour of Europe. Monet painted until he was 86. Follow your passion at 92nd Street Y School of the Arts. 

Related: The Milton J. Weill Art Gallery at 92Y is currently exhibiting 80 original paintings that Andy Warhol created in 1983 especially for children. The exhibit runs until October 4 and is free and open to the public. More information here. 

[92Y.org/Worlds]

    Debuting At Age 6…

    Mozart debuted at age 6 on a tour of Europe. Monet painted until he was 86. Follow your passion at 92nd Street Y School of the Arts.

    Related: The Milton J. Weill Art Gallery at 92Y is currently exhibiting 80 original paintings that Andy Warhol created in 1983 especially for children. The exhibit runs until October 4 and is free and open to the public. More information here.

    [92Y.org/Worlds]

  5. today:


Will ‘divorce rings’ catch on?If the whole thing started with a ring, why shouldn’t it end with one? One jeweler is now selling a divorce ring — complete with a solitaire and jagged broken heart — for $3,200.

As if divorce wasn’t ugly enough.

You could stop by the 92Y Jewelry Center during the School of Arts Open House on September 18 and see about making one yourself.

    today:

    Will ‘divorce rings’ catch on?
    If the whole thing started with a ring, why shouldn’t it end with one? One jeweler is now selling a divorce ring — complete with a solitaire and jagged broken heart — for $3,200.

    As if divorce wasn’t ugly enough.

    You could stop by the 92Y Jewelry Center during the School of Arts Open House on September 18 and see about making one yourself.