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NeON Arts Summer 2017: GOING PUBLIC Set for Tonight at Carnegie Hall

NeON Arts Summer 2017: GOING PUBLIC Set for Tonight at Carnegie Hall

On Monday, August 28 from 5:30 to 8 p.m., youth from across New York City will present original paintings, songs, films, beats, poetry and more in Carnegie Hall's Resnick Education Wing as part of NeON Arts, a program of the NYC Department of Probation (DOP) in partnership with Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Institute.

This summer, projects were organized around the theme Going Public, with young people contributing their voices and art to the spaces around them. The final event will feature work from five organizations that led creative projects at the NeONs this summer: Fame Airbrush, International Child Program, Building Beats, Free Verse, and Green Earth Poets Café.

Launched by the DOP and Carnegie Hall in spring 2014, NeON Arts offers free creative projects at seven community-based probation offices called Neighborhood Opportunity Networks (NeONs). Creating art with fellow community members promotes community integration, decreases stigma, highlights creative talent, and develops the social and professional skills of all participating youth. The seven NeON neighborhoods are Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brownsville, East New York, Harlem, South Jamaica, Staten Island, and the South Bronx.

Through a commitment to arts programming in justice settings and as an ongoing partner of the DOP, Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Institute manages the grant-making process, coordinates citywide NeON Arts events, and works with arts organizations and NeON stakeholders to ensure that the planning and implementation of each project is a collaboration that benefits the entire community.

This performance is presented as part of the American Probation and Parole Association (APPA) Training Institute, which brings together over 2,000 chiefs, commissioners, and industry experts from pretrial, parole, treatment, victims' services, and community corrections from around the world in New York City from August 27 - 30 at the Marriott Marquis.

NeON Arts Summer 2017: Going Public
(Arts showcase featuring paintings, songs, films, beats, and poetry by NYC youth) WHEN: Monday, August 28, 5:30-8 p.m.
WHERE: Resnick Education Wing at Carnegie Hall, 154 West 57th Street CONTACT:

Photo Credit: Jennifer Taylor

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