On Monday, March 4, 2013 Young Audiences New York celebrated 60 years of providing arts education programs to students in grades pre-k through 12 across all five New York City boroughs at its annual Children's Arts Award Benefit. The benefit was held at Cipriani Wall Street and raised $725,000-its most ever. Credit: Van Stolatis/YANY 2013.
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"Young Audiences New York is celebrating its 60-year history of being the first organization of its kind in the country to recognize the value of including professional artists in the education of our City's kids," said B. J. Adler, Executive Director, Young Audiences New York. "We are also dedicating ourselves to continued leadership in connecting the City's cultural wealth with the need to create future citizens who are college and career ready. The arts are a critical part of the equation to improve student achievement and ensure that our kids are prepared to compete in a global economy."
In its continuing mission of bringing innovation to the arts education sector, Young Audiences New York kicked off its 60th year by forming a strategic alliance with The American Place Theatre
(www.americanplacetheatre.org). The venture which received support and encouragement from the New York Merger, Acquisition and Collaboration Fund, combines Young Audiences New York's 60 years with American Place Theatre
's 50 years, linking the country's most experienced professional teaching artists. The partnership's signature campaign is The American Place Theatre
's Literature to Life program which brings books to life through live theater at nearly 150 New York City schools and in over 40 cities across the country through the Young Audiences, Inc. national network.