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The School of American Ballet’s Community Auditions in Harlem


The School of American Ballet (SAB) will hold special free auditions for boys and girls ages 6 to 10 in Harlem on Friday, April 26, at Harlem School of the Arts, 645 St. Nicholas Avenue.  The auditions will take place at 6:30 p.m. for ages 6 and 7, and at 7:00 p.m. for ages 8-10.

SAB’s auditioners will look for young girls and boys who are interested in pursuing focused ballet training.  Previous dance training is not necessary, but children must be 6 by Sept. 1, 2013, to audition for the 2013-14 Winter Term. Children selected for admission will begin classes at the School’s Lincoln Center headquarters this fall. Boys attend tuition-free as part of a special Boys Program and financial aid is available for girls.

The School of American Ballet has been the leading academy for classical ballet training in the United States since its founding in 1934 by Lincoln Kirstein and the renowned choreographer George Balanchine.  Over the past 79 years, the Manhattan-based school—which is both the official academy of New York City Ballet and a constituent member of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts—has enrolled some 17,000 students, with more than 2,000 having become professional dancers at New York City Ballet and countless other companies around the U.S. and abroad.  Today, SAB-trained dancers appear on the rosters of more than 65 U.S. and one dozen international companies.  New York-area children enrolled at SAB are featured annually in New York City Ballet’s beloved production of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker at Lincoln Center.

2013 Community Auditions will be held at the following times:

HARLEM                                                                                              Friday, April 26

Harlem School of the Arts                                                                  6:30 p.m. (ages 6 & 7)

645 St. Nicholas Avenue                                                                    7:00 p.m. (ages 8-10)

Boys should wear shorts and t-shirts, and girls should wear bathing suits or leotards to the audition.  Optional pre-registration is currently available atwww.sab.org/auditions, and those who pre-register will receive priority check-in at each audition location.


Meet NIEHS Director at WE ACT Community Dialogue

By NativeNewYorker

WE ACT will be welcoming Dr. Linda Birnbaum, Director of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, to an environmental health Community Dialogue on Tuesday, April 13th at the Harlem School of the Arts from 6-8 pm. Dr. Birnbaum, who will be speaking between 6:00 pm and 6:30 pm, will share the priorities of President Obama’s administration for improving environmental health and she will hear from community residents about their major concerns.  

The evening Community Dialogue will be preceded by a Scientific Session from 2-4 pm, also at HSA, which will present information about recent research results in Northern Manhattan and the South Bronx that affect health and exposure at home to indoor air toxins.  Come out and learn how to reduce exposures to home air pollutants, household products, personal care products, pests, cell phones, bedbugs, mold, lead and much, much more. 

Peggy Shepard, Executive Director of WE ACT

WE ACT for Environmental Justice (West Harlem Environmental Action, Inc.) is a non-profit, community-based, environmental justice organization that was founded by three Harlem residents in 1988.  For more than twenty years, WE ACT has been a vigorous advocate for the Northern Manhattan environment and improved quality of life for its residents through community organizing, education and training, advocacy and research, and public policy development. Under the leadership of Executive Director and Co-founder Peggy Shepard, WE ACT has emerged as a respected leader in the national environmental justice movement.  WE ACT was part of the working group that produced Environmental Justice and the Green Economy: A Vision Statement and Case Studies for Just and Sustainable Solutions, a newly released report that describes a shared vision for a just and sustainable economy.

View the complete agenda for the April 13th Scientific Session & the Community Dialogue on WE ACT’s website at http://www.weact.org/Events/UpcomingEvents/ScientificSessionandCommunityDialogue/tabid/582/Default.aspx

Tuesday, April 13th, 2010
Scientific Session: 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Community Dialogue: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The Harlem School of the Arts
645 Saint Nicholas Avenue
New York, NY

Cost: FREE

St. Nicholas Park Holiday and Tree Lighting Festival

Starring Tamara Tunie of TV’s Law and Order!

On Saturday, December 6th from 3:00-6pm, the
Friends of St. Nicholas Park will be hosting our Annual Holiday Festival at the 135th street plaza located in the park at 135th street and St. Nicholas Avenue.

This year our event includes a visit from Santa Claus, and arts and crafts for the kids! Our tree lighting stars TV’s Law & Order star Tamara Tunie who will be reading the holiday classic “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas” Other performers will include performers from the Harlem School of the Arts.

Hot chocolate and Hot Apple Cider will be served.

We still need volunteers to help! If interested please contact us at info@stnicholaspark.org

DONATE AND GET A PERSONALIZED ORNAMENT ON THE TREE!This holiday season, for as little as a $10 donation to us, the
Friends of St. Nicholas Park will write a message from you or your
family on a personalized ornament and hang it on our tree.

Click below to download the PDF. Fill it in with all the information
and send in to the Friends of St. Nicholas Park and we’ll get your
ornament up on our tree. The tree will be up until just after the New
Year, so New Year’s wishes are welcomed as well.


Thanks you and see you on December 6th!

Friends of St. Nicholas Park