Stoked Plus: Photo has had a great run this summer. On Sept. 2 the final session will take place at Nike Stadium.
Gabrielle Revere‘s talk and demo about portraiture at Nike Stadium last week was a big success, click here to see some pictures the students took. Pro-Snowboarder and television personality Keir Dillon came by to tell students about being photographed from the perspective of a celebrity. Special thanks to Nike 6.0 for sponsoring us and to Milk Studios for providing us with equipment.
Mentoring Activity: Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival- Saturday, August 13th at 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Celebrating the Year of the Tiger, this year’s festival will draw over 100 teams and 1,000 participants, as well as countless spectators, for a day of dragon boat racing on Meadow Lake, cultural performances, and a variety of ethnic food.
On Saturday, August 13th from 9am to 5pm come to Meadow Lake North in Flushing Meadows Corona Park and participate in a wonderful day of culture celebration!
Mentoring Activity: Theater for the New City- Sunday, August 14th at 11:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
This year’s theatrical production is entitled, “Bamboozled” or The Real Reality Show, is a rip-roaring musical, a little Operetta for the Street. Spend the afternoon experiencing wonderful and hilarious theatrical performances by a very talented thetre troupe.
On Sunday, August 14th from 11am to 430pm come to Von King Cultural Arts Center and check out the unique musical performances of this theatrical production.
Visit here for more information about this Summer Theater event.
Mentoring Activity: The 21st Annual Sand Sculpting Contest & Unity Day Celebration- Saturday, August 6th at 12:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
Fifty mounds of sand on the Coney Island beach, from West 10th to West 12th Streets, will be prepared by the NYC Parks Dept. to be transformed into artistic creations by amateur sand sculptors during the Sand Sculpting Contest and Unity Day Celebration, presented by Astella Development Corp. and the Wildlife Conservation Society ’s New York Aquarium.
The amateur sculptors, coming from Coney Island, other parts of NYC, and beyond, will compete in five categories: Individual Adult, Individual Child, Adult Group, Child Group, and Mixed (Children and Adults). First, second, and third place winners in each category will be awarded generous cash prizes.
In addition to amateur sand sculptors, a professional will wow spectators with an unbelievable “How did he/she do that?!” creation in the sand, commissioned by the Aquarium.
Entertainers will rock the boardwalk while the contestants are at work. Face painting and craft activities for children will be part of the day’s festivities. In addition, along the boardwalk, local organizations will provide informational materials, along with give-a-aways.
Visit here for more information about this Unity Day Contest.
Mentoring Activity: Royal British Legion Band USA Tour 2011- Saturday, August 6 at 4:00 p.m.
The Royal British Legion Brass Band from England will be performing a free concert at the East River Park Amphitheatre in Manhattan as part of their tour of the North American Eastern and Mid-Atlantic Seaboard. This concert, entitled “Bridging the Atlantic”, is a celebration of the bands stay in New York and is considered by the band as an exciting opportunity to perform for the citizens of this great city and will be a highlight of their visit.
On Saturday, August 6th at 4PM, come to The East River Park and watch the band continue the long musical tradition of the British Brass Band, as featured in movies such as Brassed-off, and comprises 35 musicians—brass and percussion players—who perform a wide repertoire of music encompassing many genres of music from contemporary, traditional, light classical, patriotic, jazz, big band, and stage and screen themes. The band also features a number of talented soloists.
Visit here for more information about this concert.
Mentoring Activity: Great Jazz on the Great Hill- Saturday, July 30 from 2:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
Bring your picnic blanket and dancing shoes for an afternoon of live music by some of the best local jazz performers, a swing dance lesson and demonstration with Clyde Wilder, and a family art activity. Hot food available for purchase. All ages welcome. No rain date.
Come to The Great Hill on Saturday, July 30th at 2PM and enjoy all the festivities!
For more details, including a line-up of performers, click here
Mentoring Activity: Junta Hispana- Sunday, July 31 from 11:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m
Typically attracting around 50,000 attendees, Junta Hispana is a Hispanic Heritage Celebration that encompasses all twenty Spanish-speaking countries in one event. It features live music and dance on a main stage and several mini-stages, a variety of crafts, and a plethora of authentic foods that celebrate the culture, tradition, and heritage of these countries. There are endless sources of entertainment available for adults and children alike, and education is highly encouraged in the information booths for each country. Stage performances begin at noon.
On Sunday, July 31st, come to Festival Site in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens and participate in an epic celebration!
The Foundation for Global Sports Development has awarded Stoked with an increased grant of $4,000 to support its mentoring program in New York City and Los Angeles during 2011. This is the third year in a row that the Foundation has awarded Stoked with a grant, and we are incredibly grateful for their support and sustained partnership!
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Mentoring Activity: The 5th Annual New Village Music Festival- Saturday, July 23 at 12:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.
The New Village Music Festival was created in 2007 as a vehicle to unite people of all ages and ethnicity. An event that celebrates music, culture and community. One of the initial goals of this festival was to promote local performing artists. It was inevitable that this event would also highlight the importance of local community organizations that focus on music, performing arts, and cultural arts programs for children and families. A free outdoor concert that celebrates the past, the present and the future of music.
At 12PM on Saturday, July 23rd, come to Tompkins Square Park and watch as supporters, performers and sponsors alike contribute to supporting the community, culture and arts programs. Filled with all types of music from Latin Pop and Salsa to Reggae Dancehall and hip hop this festival is sure to be fun for everyone!
Visit here for more information about this concert!
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Mentoring Activity: Hell’s Kitchen Youth Basketball Competition- Saturday, July 9th at 11:00 a.m.
The West 45th Street Block Association is organizing a new competition for basketball players between the ages of 10 and 20. Neighborhood youths can show off their skills at the free throw tournament as well as the 3 on 3 refereed basketball tournament. Basketball players will compete in three age groups: 10-12, 13-15 and 16-20 year olds. Located at May Matthews Playground, young people can sign up to participate in the events by registering here.
Visit here for more information about this competition.
Mentoring Activity: RCTA Sunset Concert Series; BlueGrass- Saturday, July 9th at 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Calling all blankets, picnic baskets, and candles! The Riverside Clay Tennis Association is once again hosting its series of sunset concerts on the tennis lawn overlooking the Hudson River at 97th Street. The Series, sponsored by the Nautica New York City Triathlon and the omega-3 sports supplement Recoup90, celebrates our fabulous park and represents the rich cultural diversity of the Upper West Side.
On Saturday, July 9th from 7PM to 9PM come to Riverside Park and enjoy this week’s performer: Dartmouth Boys Bluegrass & Honky Tonk. Plus a watermelon eating contest. The perfect summer Saturday night!
Visit here for more information about this concert and the summer series.
Mentoring Activity: Morris-Jumel Mansion: Family Day- Saturday June 25th at 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Kick off your summer by coming to Roger Morris Park along with your family. Play colonial games, make crafts, and enjoy the beginning of summer! The day will also include docent-led tours for adults and families.
On Saturday, June 25th, come to Roger Morris Park and see Manhattan’s oldest house and enjoy American life from the colonial era to the present by preserving, collecting and interpreting history, culture and the arts which engage and inspire diverse audiences!
Please visit here for more information about this day.
Mentoring Activity: Soundview Arts and Music Festival- Sunday, June 26th at 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
The first annual celebration of local talent organized by the Friends of Soundview Park. Join us for fun activities for the whole family, participate in arts and crafts workshops, enjoy music and dance performances by: Baze & his Silly Friends, Afro Latin Jazz Alliance Students, Art of Stepping, 4.0 Band. Workshops: Sun Prints with Laura Alvarez, Photo Safari with Walter Pofeldt, Poetry with Youth: The Peace Poets.
On Sunday, June 26th from 12PM to 6PM come to Soundview Park and experience the music, concert performances and arts from local talent!
Visit here for more information about this festival.