City Access New York would like to thank everyone who helped make our Reach for the Stars Gala a great success! It is because of the dedication from our sponsors and the community that we are able to continue providing unique programs to individuals who are developmentally disabled and are visually impaired.
Thank you everyone!
Titled “I am…” and hosted at the Living Gallery, this year showcased the artwork produced by our talented artists within our Day Habilitation Program exploring identity, self-discovery, unexpected potential, and expression through evocative self-portraiture.
Participants in our Brooklyn DayHab received an informative presentation from Holly Bonner, regarding 10 Ways to Stay Safe on Social Media. Participants discussed what platforms they most often utilize and the importance of "pausing before they post."
1st Annual Bowl-A-Thon was held on January 27th at Rab’s Country Lanes in Staten Island. It was an afternoon of bowling, pizza, raffles and a lot of fun!!! All proceeds from this event will help support the programs and services at City Access New York.
City Access New York's first annual Beeping Egg Hunt. A fun day filled with raffle baskets, a 50/50, games, crafts, prizes and of course an egg hunt with beeping eggs so the visually impaired were able to enjoy the hunt with everyone. All proceeds to benefit City Access New York's valuable programs supporting individuals with developmental disabilities and the visually impaired.
In June of this year, the Brooklyn Family Support Service Advisory Council held their 7th annual Awards Day. This year, they held an art contest with the theme of "Greatest Places in Brooklyn". Contestants submitted art pieces celebrating their community and what they love about it.
City Access New York groups, led by our art teacher Kylene Kasch, worked diligently over the course of a month to put together pieces for the contest. All together we submitted 7 pieces including a group mural of Coney Island.
The results of the contest came in and we are proud to report that our young artists won multiple awards! A trophy was won for best group project and one participant came in second place over all! City Access New York is very proud of our young artists and everyone was very excited to contribute towards a project that celebrates our beautiful borough of Brooklyn!