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The Singing Winds has been awarded $49500 by the New York State Council on the Arts in 2023.
Brooklyn, New York – The Singing Winds announces today a grant award totaling $49500 from the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) to support the recovery of the nonprofit arts and culture sector. Following New York State’s historic investment for the arts, NYSCA has awarded $90 million since Spring 2022 to a record number of artists and organizations across the state.
Governor Kathy Hochul said, “As a cultural capital of the world, New York State is strengthened by our expansive coverage of the arts across all 62 counties. This year’s historic commitment to the arts sector will spur our continuing recovery from the pandemic and set the course for a stronger future.”
NYSCA Executive Director Mara Manus said, “We are immensely grateful to Governor Hochul and the Legislature for their unprecedented investment of $240 million to support arts organizations across the state. New York State arts organizations such as The Singing Winds are the cornerstone of our vibrant arts economy. As crucial drivers of our health and vitality, we are grateful to the unwavering dedication of arts workers across the state.”
NYSCA Chair Katherine Nicholls said, “On behalf of the entire Council, I congratulate The Singing Winds on this grant award. Their creative work provides the benefits of the arts to both their community and all of New York. Arts organizations are essential, leading our tourism economy and fueling sectors such as hospitality, transit, and Main Streets across our state. “
Join us as we return in-person to the playground this Spring!
Singing Winds follows COVID-19 guidelines for social distancing and face coverings.
In response to COVID-19 pandemic closures in 2020, Singing Winds summer teen leaders created the Virtual Playground – a series of online events and videos for children and their families.
Free art supplies were distributed in Albemarle Playground so that families could do the projects at home.
Click on “The Singing Winds Virtual Playground” in the menu at the bottom of the home page to see more.
We are proud to announce that the New York State Council on the Arts has awarded us a 2020 Project Support grant through the Special Arts Services program. Thank you! We are so grateful for the support that has been offered to the Singing Winds: Storytelling from Around the World program.
We are pleased to inform you that The Singing Winds has been chosen to participate in the 2019 Community Visioning Cohort program with Partnerships for Parks. Your strong history of programming, engagement, and advocacy on behalf of Albemarle Playground makes us confident that you will utilize the tools in this selective training experience to strengthen your park improvement efforts.
—Community Visioning Team
Recognizing our strong history of programming, engagement and advocacy on behalf of Albemarle Playground, the Partnership for Parks has selected Singing Winds to participate in their 2019 Community Visioning Cohort!
Through participation in a series of training workshops and Community Visioning Events, Singing Winds will offer interactive surveys to park-goers in Albemarle Playground in order to develop 1. new programming for children, teens and families, 2. a “Friends of . . .” volunteer group and 3. advocacy tools to support community engagement in capital improvements in the playground.
Singing Winds’ Jill Reinier will travel to Bangladesh as Mask-Maker for this vibrant dance drama, produced by Bangladesh Institute of Performing Arts!
We are proud to announce that the Citizens Committee for New York has awarded us a 2017 Neighborhood Grant, to support Singing Winds’ activities in Albemarle Playground. Thank you! We are so grateful for the support that has been offered to our project.
We are proud to announce that the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs has awarded us a 2017 Cultural Development Fund award, in partnership with the City Council. Thank you! We are so grateful for the support that has been offered to our project.
Check it out! Singing Winds is featured in this Partnership for Parks video!
We want to express our gratitude to Partnership for Parks, for supporting Singing Winds’ activities and festivals in Albemarle Playground since 2013.
The resources you offer are invaluable for community groups with a vision for their local park.
On behalf of all the children and families who love Albemarle Playground, thank you! We pledge to care for this public space with dedication and joy!
The Singing Winds: Storytelling from Around the World project is now incorporated as a not-for-profit organization!
The initial Board of Directors will be Nadine Myers-Guilloteau, Parent Coordinator at PS 230 serving as President; Jacqueline Reinier, Singing Winds Project Director serving as Treasurer; and Cynthia Fortozo, Cultural Advisor and Teaching Artist serving as Secretary.
Thank you to everyone who has supported Singing Winds since its inception in 2011. We are so excited to enter this new chapter of our story!
Due to inclement weather, “The Lions and Dragons Dance” has been rescheduled for Friday, February 15 at 7:00 p.m.
We hope you’ll be able to join us!
We are proud to announce that the Singing Winds at PS 230 – Storytelling and Literacy Project has received a State Farm Good Neighbor Student Achievement Grant. 5th grade teacher Robyn Waters will be conducting an oral history project with her students to investigate the expectations and experience of public education in a multilingual immigrant community. Students will seek out stories about school in other places and other times, and create a video documentary reflecting their investigation. Along with the video, students will create a presentation, “Preparing to Learn,” to promote storytelling and reading aloud with preschool children as an important practice to develop readiness for school.
Thank you, State Farm YSA!
We are proud to announce that the Citizens Committee for New York has awarded us a 2012 New Yorkers for Better Neighborhoods grant, made possible with funds from Astoria Federal Savings. Thank you! We are so grateful for the support that has been offered to our project.
We are proud to announce that the Singing Winds Storytelling Series has received support from the Brooklyn Arts Council’s 2012 Community Arts Development Fund.