Community News – 08.08.12
Summer camp with the WHIN Music Project
Inspired by the world renowned El Sistema music program and led by Abreu Fellow’ 11 David Gracia (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nwlj6YtaGk4), the Washington Heights and Inwood (WHIN) Music Project will offer a 2-week intensive choral and orchestral program for children and youth in the community that will end with a final public performance.
The summer camp will run from August 30th through September 1st from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Our Saviour’s Atonement Lutheran Church (OSA).
All students admitted to the program will be in full scholarship and there is a $50 service/participation fee.
No student will be turned away for economic reasons.
There will be opportunities for parents to volunteer, for youngsters to be music mentors to younger students and for local musicians to engage in the program.
This summer program, supported by Our Saviour’s Atonement Lutheran Church, Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance, and the Citizens Committee of New York City, is the first step in establishing an El Sistema program in Northern Manhattan.
The program will begin on August 20th and run until September 1st, from Monday through Friday.
Free bicycle helmet events
Councilmember Robert Jackson and the Department of Transportation invite community residents to attend two free bicycle helmet events for children and adults.
- Wednesday, August 15th from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at General Grant Houses, 3150 Broadway near West 127th Street, in the front yard
- Saturday, August 25th from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at Inwood Hill Park entrance on Seaman Avenue and Isham Street.
Helmets are available for all ages while supplies last. All must be present and learn how to properly fit and wear a helmet before receiving one. A parent or legal guardian must be present to sign a waiver for children under age 18 and adults over age 18 receiving a helmet must sign a waiver.
Please call 212.928.1322 for further information.