What... (i.e. camp, dance class, birthday party)
        
 
Pick a NYMetroParents Region: All Regions   Manhattan    Brooklyn    Queens    Westchester    Rockland   Fairfield    Nassau    Suffolk  

Resources

   

NYC STUDENTS SPEAK OUT ON COMMUNITY ISSUES THROUGH ART IN CITYWIDE PARKS EXHIBITION

     Home  >  Articles  > Local News - Queens
by NYMetroParents Staff

Related: nyc, student, art exhibit, LeAp, A View from the Lunchroom, new york city, parks,


Today, students in 10 New York City public middle schools from all five boroughs unveiled a unique art exhibit in Union Square Park: "A View from the Lunchroom: Students Bringing Issues to the Table." Developed by LeAp, an NYC arts-in-education program, this public art exhibition features a student-made collection of school lunchroom tables transformed into beautiful and meaningful works of art that address important social issues in the students' communities and the world (including domestic violence, homelessness, bullying, health, and environment).

A View from the Lunchroom, NYC student art exhibit

This fourth-annual citywide exhibition seeks to empower young people to have a voice in their communities - to speak out on issues such as gangs, violence, homelessness, drug abuse, healthcare, and cultural diversity, among others - and become catalysts for social change through their art. Lunchroom tables are used as a canvas for this project as a symbol of student ideas and conversations.

The student-artists/activists presented their work among a host of speakers and special guests that included internationally-renowned artist Christo; NYC School Chancellor Dennis M. Walcott; NYC Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe; and NYC Cultural Affairs Commissioner Kate Levin.

The collection will be dispersed into a citywide exhibition that spans across 10 parks (two in each borough), which will be on display through August. For more information, visit www.leapnyc.org.

 


Get Your FREE Indoor Activity eGuide!

More Local News - Queens Articles

Little Apple Preschool to Expand Facility for 2015 Semester
Bayside Music School Offers Young Kids’ Class, Private Lessons
JEI Learning Center Opens Floral Park Location
Bayside Dance Studio Offers New Program and Classes
Mathnasium Learning Center Offers Preschool Program

Be a good fellow parent and share this with a friend who would be interested
Email Friend

Local Local News - Queens Sponsors

Department Of Homeland Security - Transportation Security Officer

Flushing, NY
877-TSA-7990
Securing Travel, Protecting People: At the Transp...

Plasterkraze
1310 Middle Country Rd
Selden, NY
631-689-5231
Plastercraft is creative and fun for all ages. Cho...

Port Jefferson Raceway
1075 Portion Rd
Farmingville, NY
631-696-7721
...

Panth3rs
100 New York
Suffern, New York
(845) 357-9077
We offer a unique after-school program with free t...

Power Brain Training Center
43-01 Bell Blvd., 2nd Floor
Bayside, NY
718-224-1500
The Power Brain Training Center is an innovative B...
See Our Local News - Queens Directory

local zones

Nassau

Nassau cont.

Suffolk

Suffolk cont.

Westchester

Westchester cont.

Fairfield

Rockland

Rockland cont.

Queens

Queens cont.

Brooklyn

Brooklyn cont.

Manhattan

Copyright 2014 NY Metro Parents Magazine Site Design: THE VOICE