A Star is Born
Riverdale PressThe work of a Riverdale teen, Noelle Velez, will be featured in the show "Duality" at Lobby Gallery, located at 430 Park Avenue, in Manhattan.
Usdan Center NYC Public Art Exhibit: Duality
Education Update“Duality,” a show of paintings and mixed‑media works by students of Usdan Center for the Creative and Performing Arts’ Portfolio Preparation Track program, will be exhibited through March 8, 2013 at the Lobby Gallery, on the ground floor of 430 Park Avenue in Manhattan.
Usdan Center for the Creative and Performing Arts
Time Out New YorkThe venerable program has turned out a number of famous alums, including Mariah Carey and Natalie Portman, and offers more than 40 different courses of study spanning the performing and visual arts. Typically, campers spend part of the day focused on their primary interests and the rest of their time swimming and learning about another art form.
Bellmore-Merrick Artists Featured in NYC Gallery
Merrick PatchA new show titled Duality, paintings and mixed-media works by students of Usdan Center for the Creative and Performing Arts’ Portfolio Preparation Track program is being exhibited until March 8 at New York City’s Lobby Gallery, on the ground floor of 430 Park Avenue in Manhattan.
Wantagh Teen Has Artwork Displayed in NYC Gallery
Wantagh PatchA Wantagh teen was selected to have her artwork put on display at New York City’s Lobby Gallery.
Usdan Center Gala Concert
Long Island PulseUsdan Center for the Creative and Performing Arts, the renowned summer arts day camp, recently presented its annual Gala Concert at the center’s 1,000-seat McKinley Amphitheater. The concert featured a performance of an Usdan-commissioned original work by the Senior Jazz Ensemble, Michael Torke’s Song of Ezekiel performed by the Junior and Senior Choruses and Maurice Brandon Curry’s An American In Paris (with music by George Gershwin) performed by the Senior Ballet Ensemble and Senior Band IV.
For Children, a Summer to Shine Onstage
The New York TimesThe course features seven groups of about 20 children each, with each group working on its own show, said Jim Incorvaia, the head of the theater arts program. Students will also be seeing the other groups’ shows, so they also “develop the etiquette and the appreciation of an audience,” he added.
Usdan Center Receives Grant From The Linda And Isaac Stern Charitable Foundation To Establish 2012 Isaac Stern String Scholarship
Education Update scholarship in the name of Isaac Stern, the violinist, educator, humanitarian, and savior of Carnegie Hall, will soon be presented to a violin student at Usdan Center for the Creative and Performing Arts. The scholarship has been funded by a generous grant from the Linda and Isaac Stern Charitable Foundation. Usdan’s faculty will hold auditions throughout the spring in order to identify the winning student.
Way to Go: Jacqueline Levine
NewsdayThe Plainview-Old Bethpage JFK High School senior is the inaugural recipient of the Isaac Stern String Scholarship from the Usdan Center for the Creative and Performing Arts in Wheatley Heights.
Usdan Art Students Get A Cartooning Lesson From Walt Handelsman
MyLITVWalt Handelsman talks to students about his career in cartooning.
Pulitzer Prize-WInning Cartoonist Presents Workshop for Kids on Long Island
NYMetroParentsPulitzer Prize-winning political cartoonist Walt Handelsman, a Long Island dad of two whose nationally acclaimed work is featured daily in Newsday as well as more than 200 newspapers across the United States, presented an engaging workshop for students at Huntington’s Usdan Center for the Creative and Performing Arts.
Maurice Brandon-Curry Dance Teacher of the Month
HighBeamCurry is dance department chair for the Usdan Center for the Creative and Performing Arts, a summer arts day camp in Long Island, New York. Each summer, 300 dancers from across the country come to participate in classes at a recreational or more advanced level.
Birds of Prey
MyLITVKids at Usdan Get a Birds Of Prey Presentation from The Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary
5th Annual USDAN Chess Challenge
MyLITVAre you up for a challenge? Play a game of chess with some passionate and intelligent young adults.
Half Hollow Hills PatchCampers at the Usdan Center for Performing Arts get a taste of India from food grown in their own backyard.
Summer Programs for Children Who Bring Their Muses
The New York TimesFOR Michaela Mahon, 15, of Syosset, a yearly summer routine of going to arts camp began back in 2003, when her mother, Joan, got a new job. Facing the prospect of less time at home, Ms. Mahon and her husband, Larry, looked for something meaningful to occupy their daughter’s time. “Usdan fit the bill,” said Ms. Mahon, referring to the Usdan Center for the Creative and Performing Arts, a not-for-profit day camp in Wheatley Heights. This summer will be Michaela’s ninth attending Usdan, where she has taken courses like painting, ceramics, life drawing and fashion design.
Bethpage Sponsors Budding Musicians
Long Island Business NewsBethpage Federal Credit Union is teaming up with Usdan Center for the Creative and Performing Arts on a new charitable scholarship program.
Long Island PulseThe art show “Self-Defining Mediums” opened at The Lobby Gallery on Park Avenue in Manhattan. It is composed of freestanding works of various themes by Nassau and Suffolk County students in the Honors Art Intensive program at the Usdan Center for the Creative and Performing Arts in the Huntington area—a renowned arts day camp.
Usdan Center Receives Multi-Year Jazz Ed. Grant
Musical AmericaUsdan Center for the Creative and Performing Arts (www.usdan.com), the renowned not-for-profit summer arts day camp whose Jazz Department was founded in 1986 by legendary jazz artist/educator Dr. Billy Taylor, announces a two-year initiative grant provided by the Rauch Foundation’s Founders’ Memorial Program, for a new program titled Sustaining American Jazz: Inspiring Young Artists and Audiences.
Summer camps go green with environmental activities
NewsdayFor seven summers in a row, Anja Kenagy studied oboe at Long Island's premier arts camp, Usdan. By last year, she had mastered Handel's Concerto No. 8 in B-flat and Mozart's Quartet KV 370.
This year, the oboe stayed home. Anja, 13, plunges her hands into dirt and fertilizer, as she plants chicory and Swiss chard in Usdan's new organic garden. Summer camp is going green.
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Promoting the Arts (Minus the Crafts)
The New York Times ...Though Usdan does not consider itself a preprofessional school, it prides itself on top-caliber instruction in music, dance, theater, art, writing and, more recently, chess and nature studies. Classes are given by 100 professional teachers and performers brought in from across the country, aided by a support staff of around 300...
Hitting The High Notes At Usdan
Newsday 'I would give anything to be 12 years old and go to Usdan again," said vocalist Jane Monheit from her hotel room on a tour that takes her as far as Japan and Taiwan. "I liked being able to get this amazing education in the arts in a beautiful place and have something to do in the summer."
Best Ages to Start Nurturing Talent
Newsday Think your child has talent? "Each discipline in the arts really has a different timetable for formal training," says Dale Lewis, executive director of the Usdan Center for the Creative and Performing Arts, a summer camp in Wheatley Heights with 1,600 students ages 6 to 19 studying music, dance, art, theater and more.