Friday, October 29, 2010

New Victory Theater - Teen Events

Membership Benefits

For Participants Ages 12-15

New Vic's new, teen-only program "It was just awesome."
It's a Friday night. Where can you hang out, meet cool people, and see amazing stuff from around the world? The New Vic picked 3 Friday night performances just for you. After each show, grab some grub and spend some time with amazing visiting artists for an interactive and up-close look at what's on stage. Tickets $22.
It’s New Vic for you. It’s NV4us.

Each NV4us ticket costs $22 and includes
› A ticket to the performance
› Light refreshments
› Exclusive access to visiting artists

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Friday, October 29 at 7PM

Once and For All...
"All that we see is but a
dream within a dream."

So begins this deliciously dark dreamscape about literary sensation and master of the macabre, Edgar Allan Poe. Bizarrely beautiful and wonderfully witty, Nevermore uses haunting song, poetic storytelling and surreal imagery to explore the events that shaped Poe's career and ignited his lifelong battle with "visions dark and sinister."

Click here to BUY TICKETS
New Vic Members LOG OUT before entering “NV4us” in the Promotion Code box. Entering this code is the only way to access exclusive NV4us seating.

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Nearly Lear

Friday, January 7 at 7PM

Nearly Lear
What if the great story of King Lear was told by his closest companion? In this one-woman tour de force, actress Susanna Hamnett plays the Fool - and every other character - to tell a very personal and poignant story that borrows from the words of "that guy William Shakespeare."

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New Vic Members LOG OUT before entering “NV4us” in the Promotion Code box. Entering this code is the only way to access exclusive NV4us seating.

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Peter and Wendy

Friday, May 13 at 7PM

Peter and Wendy
World-renowned experimental theater company Mabou Mines brings an inventive adaptation of J.M. Barrie's classic novel about the exuberant and fleeting nature of childhood. Peter Pan, the Lost Boys and a "very classy" Hook are breathtakingly brought to life using bunraku-style puppetry as the play sweeps us beyond the page and past the nursery deep into our imaginations, as the best books do.

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New Vic Members LOG OUT before entering “NV4us” in the Promotion Code box. Entering this code is the only way to access exclusive NV4us seating.

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All NV4us activities take place at The New Victory Theater (209 W. 42nd) or at the New 42nd Street Studios Building (229 W. 42nd). NV4us seats are grouped together; parents or younger siblings may attend the same performance, but they must purchase their tickets as a separate transaction without the code. Adults may buy tickets in any section of the theater but may not reserve seats within the NV4us allotment. NV4us tickets are extremely limited. All NV4us events are staffed by The New Victory Theater staff and New Vic Teaching Artists. Plan your visit! NV4us events will be held at the same location as the performance unless otherwise noted. Check-in begins 30 minutes before the start of the show and check-out is 1 hour and 15 minutes after the end of each show.

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New 42 Youth Corps and Apprentice Programs

Click here for information about working at The New Victory in our New 42 Youth Corps and Apprentice Programs.

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Friday, October 22, 2010

Memphis on Broadway Contest for High School vocal & instrument groups

Memphis' on Broadway Contest

Calling young musicians! Send us a video of your best performance of a song that captures the musical heritage of Memphis, Tennessee. FUV will send the winning group to see 'Memphis' on Broadway.

Good luck!

Memphis Cast
This Fall WFUV is Striking a Chord for music education in schools, and we're partnering with the new musical "Memphis" to give young musicians a chance to showcase their talents and experience a Broadway show. Learn more about WFUV's Strike a Chord program here.
We're inviting high school vocal and instrumental groups to send us a short video of them performing a song that captures the rich musical heritage of Memphis, Tennessee. The winning group will receive a block of tickets to see 'Memphis' on Wednesday, January 26th at The Shubert Theatre, 225 W. 44th Street in NYC.
For a complete list of rules and eligibility, visit here.
Enter before Midnight on November 15, 2010. Winners will be contacted by the WFUV Promotions Department on November 22 via phone and email.
No purchase or membership necessary to enter. One entry per school, please.
Submit Your Info:

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Brooklyn Public Libary Internships for Teens

Multicultural Internship Program (MIP)

Today's Teens, Tomorrow's Techies (T4)Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) is committed to serving the needs of the diverse people of Brooklyn. We are equally committed to providing quality learning experiences for young people. BPL is now recruiting energetic, high performing high school students from diverse backgrounds with an interest in library careers to apply for an innovative, hands-on internship program.
Check out the MIP blog!
Why Join?
  • Work behind the scenes on developing cutting-edge programming and provide critical community outreach at one of our 60 neighborhood libraries.
  • Make a difference in your community. Your work experience will help make our libraries welcoming and engaging places for new Americans, first-generation immigrants and Brooklynites from all different backgrounds.
  • Receive stipends following successful completion of training and library service hours.
  • Get community service credits for school!

What You'll Do
  • Complete 30-50 hours of training and field trips focused on public service, electronic databases, community outreach, archives and special collections.
  • Help create and deliver programs including Arts and Crafts, Toddler Time, Reading is Fundamental, gaming, writing workshops and much more.
  • Provide tech support for seniors and English Language Learners on our public computers.
  • Assist with language interpretation and translation as needed.
  • Welcome people to the library, answer questions about the branch and field some reference questions.
  • Represent BPL by reaching out to diverse communities to engage new Americans in the library.

  • Enrolled in high school
  • Available 8-10 hours a week out of school time from November through June
  • Moderate to high level of English fluency (second language other than English preferred)
  • Multicultural background or experience (either working with or being part of the diverse ethnic and immigrant communities that make up Brooklyn)
  • Signed consent of parents to engage in 200 hours of intern service during out-of-school time

Join us!
To apply for the Multicultural Internship Program, please either:
  1. Complete an online Multicultural Internship Program application; or
  2. Print out and complete the Multicultural Internship Program application (PDF) and send it to:
    Multicultural Internship Program (MIP)
    Volunteer Resources
    10 Grand Army Plaza
    Brooklyn, NY 11238

For further information, please contact Multicultural Internship Program at 718.230.2406 or e-mail us at email icon
This project is made possible by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services. The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the primary source of federal support for the nation's 122,000 libraries and 17,500 museums. The Institute's mission is to create strong libraries and museums that connect people to information and ideas.

Ned Vizzini and Samantha Schutz at Barnes & Noble

Ned Vizzini and Samantha Schutz

Author Event
Just off of the movie release of his YA sensation It's Kind of a Funny Story, Ned Vizzini will be here along with Samantha Schutz, YA author of You Are Not Here, to discuss teens and mental health as well as sign copies of their books.
Tuesday October 26, 2010 7:00 PM

Park Slope
267 7th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11215, 718-832-9066

Monday, October 18, 2010

Special Needs School Fair -- Includes Middle & High Schools

The JCC in Manhattan and YAI/NYL/LIFESTART partner to present the annual Special Needs School Fair. Representatives from preschools, elementary, middle and high schools serving the New York City special needs community will be onsite to provide information and answers to your questions. School materials will be available.   This is the only school fair of its kind in NYC.

Schools that have confirmed their attendance as of October 13th include: Aaron Academy -- The Aaron School -- ABC/Merricat Castle School -- Brooklyn Autism Center Academy -- Auditory/Oral School of NY StriVright -- Birch Family Services -- Catherine Laboure Special Education Program -- Central Park Early Learning Center -- Child Development Center, JBFCS -- The Child School/Legacy High School -- The Children' s Academy (McCarton Center) -- Clarke School -- Cooke Center School -- East River Child Development Center -- The ELIJA School -- The Gateway School -- The Gillen Brewer School -- The Hallen School -- Hawthorne Country Day School -- Hawthorne Country Day School – Manhattan -- The Ideal School -- Imagine Academy for Children with Autism -- IVDU Elementary School for Girls -- Kennedy Child Study Center -- LearningSpring School -- Mary McDowell Center for Learning -- Mill Neck Manor School for the Deaf -- NYU Rusk Institute Preschool -- The Opportunity Charter School -- The Parkside School -- Rebecca School -- Riverdale Nursery School and Family Center -- The School for Language and Communication Development -- Shema Kolainu – Hear Our Voices -- Shield Institute -- Standing Tall -- St. Joseph's School for the Deaf -- Stephen Gaynor School -- United Cerebral Palsy of NYC (Brooklyn and Manhattan Sites)-- West End Day School -- The Winston Preparatory School -- Woodward Children’s Center -- YAI/NYL The Gramercy School -- YAI/NYL Manhattan Star Academy -- YAI/NYL Roosevelt Children’s Center

JCC of Manhattan
Amsterdam Avenue at 76th Street
Tuesday 10/19/10, 5:30-7:30pm

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Taking the Specialized High School Admissions Test?


All current 8th grade students  Saturday, October 23, 2010 or Sunday, October 24, 2010

All current 9th grade students; 8th and 9th grades students with special needs and approved 504 Accommodations  --  Saturday, October 30, 2010

9th grade Sabbath observers; Sabbath observers with special needs and approved 504 Accommodations; make-up test with permission only  --  Sunday, November 14, 2010

Some  faqs from the list-serve on taking the test at TECH: 

- How much before the test should I arrive? 

lots of people arrive very early, but there's no need to get to Tech more than 20 min ahead of test time

- Where should my parent drop me?

there will be a positive river of kids (and quite a few parents, too) walking toward the school on DeKalb Ave and from Lafayette/Fulton St.  Easy to take the G train right there; if driving, drop of at corner of S Elliot or Tech Place, walk down one block.  The school has two entrances (one on each street above) but they may open one, or the other, or both, on the day.  You can also call the school to ask if they know which entrance will be open; they may know, or they may not decide until the day.  Worth a shot.

- Is there really a line to get in? 

YES  there sure is, but it moves pretty quickly, depending on timing.  (If you get there an hour and a half ahead, you won't move at all -- and as the test is in late fall and potentially chilly, could be a real drag.  No need to get there so early!)

- How long does it take to check my cell phone at the door?   

cell phones are not checked but cannot be used

- Will I have an opportunity to use the bathroom  before the test? 

depends on how soon before the test you arrive.

- Will we be in classrooms, gym or cafeteria? classrooms

- What time do they actually start the test? 

pretty close to the start time (there are multiple testing sessions, depending on the day, and they have to move kids in/out with some degree of precision).  But there is some waiting around, too, as everyone gets organized, instructions are presented, etc. 

Some general tips :

Remember to wear a good watch. Don't count on the one on the wall or your proctor to give you exact timing. If there was anything irregular going on and you feel you should be given an opportunity to take the test again, you need to report it immediately.

best advice:  sleep a good night's sleep, have a good breakfast, bring your test ticket & pencils, and do your best.  past that, don't wig them out, it's plenty hard/stressful enough.

Monday, October 11, 2010

2010 Borough High School Fairs

2010 Borough High School Fairs
Saturday, October 16 & Sunday, October 17, 2010
11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Theodore Roosevelt Educational Campus
500 East Fordham Road, Bronx, NY 10458
Subway: 4, C, D followed by BX12
Bus: BX2, BX9, BX12, BX22, BX41

Martin Luther King, Jr., Educational Campus
122 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10023
Subway: 1 to 66th St; A, C, D to 59th St-Columbus Circle
Bus: M5, M7, M10, M11, M66, M104

Edward R. Murrow High School
1600 Avenue L, Brooklyn, NY 11230
Subway: Q to Avenue J
Bus: B6, B9, B49, B68

Francis Lewis High School
58-20 Utopia Parkway, Queens, NY 11365
Subway: 7 followed by Q17, F followed by Q30 or Q31
Bus: Q17, Q30, Q31, Q88

Staten Island
New Dorp High School
465 New Dorp Lane, Staten Island, NY 10306
Subway: SIRT
Bus: S76, S78, S79

Friday, October 8, 2010

New York City Middle School District Fairs

October Fairs 2010
All fairs will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

To learn more about middle school choices, families are encouraged to attend the Middle School Fair(s) held in the district(s) where your child lives and/or currently attends school.

If you have any questions please call 718-935-2398.

Please find translated versions of the fair flyer here .
District Date School Name Address
1 October 14 Henrietta Szold (P.S. 134) 293 East Broadway, Manhattan
2 October 19 To Be Determined
3 October 14 Joan of Arc Complex 154 West 93rd Street, Manhattan
4 October 12 Tito Puente Education Complex 240 East 109th Street, Manhattan
5 October 19 Roberto Clemente (I.S. 195) 625 West 133rd Street, Manhattan
6 October 12 Eleanor Roosevelt (M.S. 143) 511 West 182nd Street, Manhattan
7 October 12 South Bronx Preparatory 360 East 145th Street, Bronx
8 October 14 Albert Einstein (J.H.S. 131) 885 Bolton Avenue, Bronx
9 & 10 October 19 Theodore Roosevelt Educational Campus 500 East Fordham Road, Bronx
11 October 21 Michelangelo (J.H.S. 144) 2545 Gunther Avenue, Bronx
12 October 19 Mott Hall V 1551 East 172nd Street, Bronx
13 October 14 Ronald Edmonds Learning Center (M.S. 113) 300 Adelphi Street, Brooklyn
14 October 12 Eugenio Maria De Hostos (I.S. 318) 101 Walton Street, Brooklyn
15 October 19 Park Slope Educational Complex (M.S. 88) 544 Seventh Avenue, Brooklyn
16 October 21 Math, Science and Technology (M.S. 267) 800 Gates Avenue, Brooklyn
17 October 19 Walt Whitman (M.S. 246) 72 Veronica Place, Brooklyn
18 October 12 Meyer Levin (I.S. 285) 5909 Beverly Road, Brooklyn
20 October 14 The SEEALL Academy (P.S./I.S. 180) 5601 16th Avenue, Brooklyn
21 October 12 David A. Boody (I.S. 228) 228 Avenue S, Brooklyn
22 October 21 Andries Hudde 2500 Nostrand Avenue, Brooklyn
25 October 14 I.S. 25 Adrien Block 34-65 192 Street, Flushing
28 October 21 Robert A. Van Wyck (J.H.S. 217) 85-05 144th Street, Queens
30 October 19 Oliver W. Holmes (I.S. 204) 36-41 28th Street, Queens
31 October 19 I.S. 61 445 Castleton Avenue, Staten Island
32 October 12 Roland Hayes (J.H.S. 291) 231 Palmetto Street, Brooklyn

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Brooklyn Museum - Apprentice Program - Application Deadline Extended to 10/8

Education: Museum Apprentice Program

The Museum Apprentice Program is a great opportunity for teens to work behind the scenes at a major art museum. Museum Apprentices:

  • Meet curators
  • Develop educational tours for summer camp groups
  • Practice public speaking
  • Plan events for other teens
  • Expand their knowledge of art and art history
The Museum Apprentice Program is open to all high school freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and beginning seniors. The program begins in October and concludes in August. Meetings are held on Fridays from 5 to 7 p.m., October through June. Apprentices must work a minimum of one weekend day per month during the school year. In July and August, Apprentices will work with camp groups from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesdays through Fridays. Apprentices must commit to a full year and are required to attend all meetings and workdays.

For more information about the program, please contact the Teen Programs Coordinator at (718) 501-6588 or e-mail

We are proud members of the Career Internship Network, a consortium of organizations that provide career development programs for teens. For a description of all programs, please visit

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Big Apple College Fair

The Big Apple College Information Program has been helping New York City and the Metropolitan Area high school students discover new educational opportunities by hosting major college fairs and information programs for twenty nine years.
The 2010 Big Apple Fairs comes to the five New York boroughs the second week in October 2010.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Arts High Schools Workshop

Attention to all 7th & 8th graders who are applying to arts-specific high schools!
- Do you need help putting together a portfolio?
- Are you worried about the audition process?
- Would you like to hear from current high schoolers who successfully applied to arts high schools such as LaGuardia?

Sign up for the ARTS HIGH SCHOOLS WORKSHOP 2010!

At this 3-day, 8-hour workshop, you can hone your interview skills, practice responding to drawing prompts, and curate & perfect your portfolio with the help of SA staff & volunteers.  Plus, meet with current high school students who went through the process themselves and have tons of advice to share!
Friday, October 15: 4pm – 6pm
Saturday, October 16: 1pm – 4pm
Sunday, October 17: 1pm – 4pm
$100 per student* payable via cash, check, or PayPal
Download the Arts HS Wkshp 2010 Application or email lacey [at] to request one.
Arts High Schools Workshop
*Some scholarships available.  Call (710.701.5483) or email to inquire.

Metropolitan Museum of Art Teen Classes

Teen Classes
The Metropolitan Museum of Art invites teens to take part in free classes held after school, on weekends, and during holidays. Visitors ages eleven through eighteen actively explore the Museum's collection through discussion in the galleries and the development of writing, drawing, painting, and other technical skills in the studio.

Current and Upcoming Classes: Art Explore

Saturday Sketching (Ages 11–18)
October 9, November 13, December 11, 2010; and January 8, 2011
Art Explore—Native America (Ages 11–14)
October 15, 2010
The Portfolio Class (Ages 12–14)
October 16, 30, November 6, 13, 20, December 4, and 11, 2010
Drop-in Drawing
October 22, November 5, 19, December 10, 2010; January 7, and 28, 2011
Art Explore—Fabulous Furniture (Ages 11–14)
November 5, 2010
Art Explore—Mosaics (Ages 11–14)
December 3, 2010
Art Explore—Still Life (Ages 11–14)
January 7, 2011

Current and Upcoming Classes: Find Yourself at the Met

Saturday Sketching (Ages 11–18)
October 9, November 13, December 11, 2010; and January 8, 2011
The Drawing Academy—The Still Life (Ages 15–18)
October 10, 17, 24, 31, November 7, 14, 21, December 5, and 12, 2010
Drop-in Drawing
October 22, November 5, 19, December 10, 2010; January 7, and 28, 2011
The Psychology of Color (Ages 15–18)
October 22, 2010
Conversations with Art—The Artistic Furniture of Charles Rohlfs (Ages 15–18)
November 19, 2010
A Conversation with Conservators—Under the Microscope (Ages 15–18)
December 17, 2010
Conversations with Art—Stieglitz, Steichen, Strand (Ages 15–18)
January 21, 2011

Internships for New York City High School Students (Grade 12)

Seniors attending New York City high schools are welcome to apply for a paid internship at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Interns work behind the scenes, meet members of the Museum staff, and participate in gallery, studio, and Museum learning projects designed to broaden their understanding of the Museum and to deepen their knowledge of art. For more information, email You may also download an internship application (PDF). See Study and Research for information about other internships offered by the Museum.

Other Resources for Teens

Museum Passes
Museum admission is free to teens (ages fifteen through eighteen) with the Museum Pass for High School Students and a valid high school I.D. To request a free pass, email or call 212-650-2832. You may also download the pass (PDF; 570.49 K).
Audio Guide
Audio Guide players are free to New York City teens ages fifteen through eighteen with a valid high school I.D.
Nolen Library in the Ruth and Harold D. Uris Center for Education
Nolen Library welcomes teens.
My Met Museum
Don't miss any programs! Register with My Met Museum and select "Set My Met Calendar" to customize the calendar and receive automatic weekly email reminders about upcoming programs for teens.
Program Support
Free classes for teens (ages 15–18) are made possible through the generous support of the Altman Foundation.

Additional support is provided by Mr. and Mrs. Marvin H. Schein and the John and Patricia Klingenstein Fund.

Internships for high school students are made possible by Mr. and Mrs. Marvin H. Schein, the Joseph and Sylvia Slifka Fund for High School Internships, the Altman Foundation, and The Billy Rose Foundation, Inc.

The Museum Pass for High School Students is made possible by the Estate of Lillian Hirschmann.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

October Teen Programs at MOMA

Visit The Museum of Modern Art for free art events that bring together teens from all over New York City to make art, watch films, and discuss the art and artists of the past 125 years.

Free Teen Nights: September Issue

Friday, October 8, 2010, 4:00 p.m. –8:00 p.m.

Beyond the Camera
Visual artists and filmmakers push image-making and storytelling to the limits, harnessing the camera lens to tell stories, deconstruct reality, look into the future, and more. Sometimes the camera does more than just record the drama—it creates it, too. 

September Issue. 2009. USA. Directed by R. J. Cutler. Fabulous trips, fabulous outfits, and fabulous catfights. This 2009 documentary film takes you behind the scenes with Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour.
No need to preregister; just show up and participate. Students must bring a valid high school ID.

Free Teen Nights: T-shirt Design Workshop

Friday, October 15, 2010, 4:00 p.m. –8:00 p.m.
T-shirt Design Workshop
Create your own personalized design for the fall season!

Free Teen Nights: Born into Brothels: Calcutta’s Red Light Kids

Friday, October 22, 2010, 4:00 p.m. –8:00 p.m.

Beyond the Camera
Visual artists and filmmakers push image-making and storytelling to the limits, harnessing the camera lens to tell stories, deconstruct reality, look into the future, and more. Sometimes the camera does more than just record the drama—it creates it, too.

Born into Brothels: Calcutta’s Red Light Kids. 2004). USA. Directed by Zana Briski and Ross Kauffman. This documentary tells the remarkable story of the children of sex workers and the photographer who helped change their lives. Director Zana Briski will lead the discussion after the screening.

Free Teen Nights: The Blair Witch Project

Friday, October 29, 2010, 4:00 p.m. –8:00 p.m.
Beyond the Camera
Visual artists and filmmakers push image-making and storytelling to the limits, harnessing the camera lens to tell stories, deconstruct reality, look into the future, and more. Sometimes the camera does more than just record the drama—it creates it, too.

The Blair Witch Project. 1999. USA. Directed by Daniel Myrick and Eduardo Sánchez. Three student filmmakers set off to find the Blair Witch in the woods of Maryland. Their footage, found a year after their disappearance, composes this film.

For more information, please call Teen Programs at (212) 708-9828 or e-mail

This is a drop-in program for teens. If you have a group, you must call in advance. There are no reservations. Admission is on a first-come, first-served basis, with a limit of sixty participants for artist talks and 120 attendees for film screenings.