Usdan Center Opens DUALITY Exhibition, 2/12

Usdan Center ( is the nationally acclaimed summer arts day camp now entering its 46th season. Usdan is situated on a 200-acre woodland campus in the Huntington area of Long Island. Featuring more than 40 programs in music, dance, theater, visual arts, creative writing, nature and ecology and chess, Usdan Center has introduced the arts to more than 60,000 children, ages 6-18. Most programs are open to all, with no audition required, and children attend from Long Island, New York City, and throughout the Tri-State Area, many on scholarship. Usdan alumni include Natalie Portman, Jackie Hoffman, Mariah Carey, Jane Monheit, and members of Broadway casts, and of major music and dance ensembles.

More than 1500 students annually attend Usdan Center, transported by air-conditioned buses. The Center, at 185 Colonial Springs Road in Wheatley Heights (Huntington), is open to all young people from age 6 to 18. Although the mission of the Center is for every child to establish a relationship with the arts, the unique stimulation of the Center has caused many to go on to arts careers. Usdan is an agency of the UJA-Federation of New York.

The Center is currently hosting several Open Houses for its 2013 season, on Sundays January 27, February 24, 2013. March 17, April 21 and May 19, 2013; and Wednesday February 20, 2013. Families who cannot make the Open Houses may make appointments for other days. For appointments for weekend and weekday tours, call (212) 772-6060 or Gail London at (631) 643-7900, write to, or visit