Art A Catalyst For Change: 2018 Culmination Events!

June is Gun Violence Awareness Month and I am thrilled to share that we had over one thousand students participate in our Art A Catalyst for Change culmination events this month across all 5 boroughs. Art A Catalyst for Change is a New York City Council initiative, which I was proud to spearhead, that provides after-school programming at select middle and high schools located where high incidences of gun violence occur.

It is so important that we remind young people early and often that they have the power to affect change in their communities! Young people are already leading the way in communities across the country and we must continue to give them resources and support, like art activism programs, to further cultivate their leadership!!!

Thank you to my Council colleagues for their leadership and support of this initiative: Speaker Corey Johnson and Council Members Debi Rose, Alicka Samuel, Robert E. Cornegy Jr., Mark Treyger, Inez Barron, Jumaane D. Williams, Bill Perkins, Diana Ayala, Fernando Cabrera, Vanessa L. Gibson, Andy King, Donovan Richards, Jimmy Van Bramer,  and Adrienne Adams.

Another major thank you to our partners: 2020 Vision for Schools, Inc./Thrive Collective, Museum of the Moving Image, Black Spectrum Theatre Company, Sundog Theatre, Inc. BRIC Arts, and The Bronx Museum of Arts.

Our young people are so incredibly TALENTED and we have a RESPONSIBILITY to nourish those GIFTS and show them how they can use them to give back to their communities!!! Photo highlights of the culmination events below!

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4/18 Event: Second Annual Youth Job & Career Expo

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Food Camps for Kids

Does your child love food? or cooking? If your child is a chef in training then look no further for seasonal or year-round food camps for kids.


Summer in the City: Applications Now Open!

Summer in the City is now accepting applications for its free, full-day Summer Academy programs!

Students of all ages can enroll in Summer Academy programs and participate in hands-on-STEM activities, enriching reading and math curriculum, and visits to museums, parks, and other cultural sites!

Learn more about Summer in the City and sign up for its exciting Summer Academy programs by visiting!


The Summer in the City Team


Learn more:


Call: 718-935-2838

Email:  receive regular updates about Summer in the City at

In Person: talk to your student’s principal or visit a Family Welcome Center in your neighborhood

4/24 Event: New York Transit Museum’s Subway Shindig for Families

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On Tuesday, April 24th join us from 6pm to 8pm for imaginative, subway-themed family fun at the New York Transit Museum in Downtown Brooklyn. Kids and their families will celebrate springtime and the magic of motion with an evening featuring puppetry craft and a parade on the platform of our historic subway station home – all for the cost of regular Museum admission!

$10 for Adults / $5 for Children Free for Museum Members & Cool Culture Members

Puppets on Parade is the New York Transit Museum’s eleventh Subway Shindig for Families. While many young people visit the Transit Museum during school or summer camp visits, the Museum’s Subway Shindig parties provide a great opportunity for families to enjoy the Museum together, with an evening of special family-friendly activities. Since the very first Subway Shindig, families have flocked to the Transit Museum to spend time together, play games, and learn about transportation history.

New York Transit Museum 99 Schermerhorn Street Downtown Brooklyn