Friday, July 9, 2010

Jazz and Juice for a Cause!

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Young Urbanites for the Arts


Join Community-Word Project's Young Urbanites for the Arts* kickoff event next week!

We will be celebrating on Thursday, July 15th at 5:30 PM at one of New York's finest jazz bars,
55 Bar in Greenwich Village.

Drop in to cool off after work and enjoy cocktails with fresh-pressed juice mixers* provided by one of our local partners, Red Jacket Orchards.  Take a few minutes to connect with other young professionals who want to help bring the power of the arts to all children in NYC.

55 Bar and Red Jackeare generously offering a drink special for our event:
*Featured $5Red Jacket Martinis and Mimosas and $5 drafts.

Be sure to stick around to enjoy the first live jazz set at 7 PM!

Please reply to this email to RSVP to Tara Moncure at CWP

*Who we are:

We are a group of young New York professionals and community-concerned citizens socializing around a cause that matters to us.  We have chosen to support a non-profit organization, Community-Word Project (CWP), that is dedicated to bringing creative resources to young people in some of New York City's hardest hit neighborhoods.  Founded in 1997, CWP allows students the opportunity to learn through the arts - creative writing, performing, and visual arts.  
As young professionals, we do our best to survive and thrive in an urban environment.  We also care about how our city's children grow and develop, and how they can overcome the challenges they face in daily life.  Our gathering signifies a collaborative effort to support CWP's work so that hundreds of at-risk young people, who have not had the advantages many of us have had, can develop leadership, teamwork, creative and critical thinking skills - skills they must have to be successful in school and in life. 

If you are interested in being involved in Young Urbanites for the Arts, there will be several ways to show your support.  To get you thinking:
  • We always need a supportive audience at each school's performance.  Why?  These students need to know that people from outside their neighborhood care about hearing them express their hopes, dreams, and fears!  
  • CWP teaching artists work with students to create anthologies of their writing.  This is a labor-intensive task and there is always a need for volunteers to help edit and compile these anthologies.  
  • Help put together another Young Urbanites event!

Click here to see our new website - and to view a three-minute video that takes you into CWP classrooms.

Are you an artist?  Ever thought about bringing your craft into the classroom?

Just want to support our work?

Student_MuralsStudent Mural Display

CWP student murals are on display outdoors at 70 East 4th Street through August 13. Part of FAB's ArtUp program, "Small Voices" is the first exhibition that displays the work of bi-lingual student artists, connecting the exhibit to the East Village's rich Latino artistic heritage. Whole Foods Market Bowery hosted the opening reception for the exhibit.

For more information, please click here.