NYC Women’s Hockey Team Heads to National Hockey Championship

NYC Women’s Hockey Team Heads to National Hockey Championship

Boasting a recent win at the Empire State Games, the Central Park Senior Lady Hawks women’s team is now preparing for the USA National Hockey Championships in Green Bay, WI March 26-30, 2015.

 

The Senior Lady Hawks are a team of college-educated woman new to the working environment of New York City. They have played college hockey at D1 and D3 schools, many of them Ivy. With no league for them to play in after graduation, these hockey players created an all female, competitive environment at Lasker Rink in Central Park, in which over 40 skilled players play organized hockey together.
In February, a select team was chosen to play in the Empire State Games. The Senior Lady Hawks were undefeated, winning 6 straight games and beating all start teams from Western, Central, Hudson Valley and Adirondack, and bringing home the gold medal.
Ice hockey is one of the fastest growing women’s sports in the world, with the number of participants increasing 350 percent in the last 10 years. While there are not as many organized leagues (or as much sponsorship) for women as there are for men, there exist leagues of all levels including the National Women’s Hockey League, Western Women’s Hockey League, Atlantic Women’s Hockey League and various European leagues; as well as university teams, national and Olympic teams, and recreational teams.
The Lady Hawks women’s hockey team has no corporate sponsor and anytime the players travel for their games, they have to pay their way there and back, hotels food and incidentals. The coaches are volunteers and have to do the same.  Many of these young players are just making their way in the work world and trips like this get expensive especially flights. Donations to underwrite their bid at the Nationals are being accepted at supportladyhawks.athleteson.ly.
The Senior Lady Hawks are supported by Central Park Ice Hockey at Lasker Rink in Central Park. Ice is donated,
coaches are volunteers and all expenses are solely up to the players. The Senior Lady Hawks are an off-shoot of the girls Lady Hawks – a program consists of U8, U10, U12 and U14 that are currently NYC’s only all-girl hockey teams.
The senior team heading to the Nationals was created from the Thursday Night Skate where over 40 high level, passionate player’s revel in an all-female environment. As the senior team thrives, the young women volunteer their time to mentor the girls Lady Hawks program, being positive role models for the next generation of female hockey players and potentially growing the Thursday Night Skate program into a more permanent league.
Brecht in the Park

Brecht in the Park

Brecht in the Park is 3 rarely-performed short plays by Bertolt Brecht.
To shake up the usual outdoor theatre fare offered in NYC, Elephant Run District is presenting Brecht in the Park.  Included in this presentation are three rarely-performed short plays – The Elephant Calf, In Search of Justice, The Exception and the Rule.  Each of the three short plays is connected by the motif of a courtroom drama, where society’s rules are examined and one is judged based on those rules. 

This imaginative production, directed by Aimee Todoroff, will fuse physical and political theatre, bringing these early 20th century works into the contemporary world of the Occupy Movement, Citizens United, Stop & Frisk actions and Stand Your Ground laws. It will feature masks and puppets created by Joe Osheroff, winner of three New York Innovative Theatre Awards in 2012. 

Performances:  Saturdays and Sundays, July 6 to 28 at 4 p.m. (no show July 13), near the southeast corner of the Great Hill in Central Park.
An additional performance will take place on Tuesday, July 23 at 7:30 p.m at the Brecht Forum, corner of West and Bank Streets.
Admission is free to all performances. Donations will gladly be accepted.
UWS Elementary School Hosts Online Auction

UWS Elementary School Hosts Online Auction

PS 166  – The Richard Rodgers School of Art & Technology – on the Upper West Side is hosting an online fundraiser auction. 

Over the past 6 years more and more schools are cost-effectively raising funds in an effort to close the gap between slashed city budgets and the growing

costs of programs to meet the needs of students.

Public school 166 is a public elementary school located on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.  The mission of PS 166 is to create and maintain a caring environment in which the individual differences of students and teachers are recognized, encouraged and promoted to make the most of the teaching, learning and growing process.  Students work in a manner that best serves their needs and fulfills the new learning standards.  Teachers are inspired to use teaching styles and techniques which maximize their individual abilities and philosophies as well as including original ideas and abilities of the students.  Parents are expected to be part of the children’s education and will be encouraged to be successful in this participation.

Take a look, grab a deal and support the school –  http://bit.ly/157bx4S

UWS School Hosts Online Auction

UWS School Hosts Online Auction

MS 54 – Booker T Washington Middle School – on the Upper West Side is hosting an online fundraiser auction.

Over the past 6 years more and more schools are cost-effectively raising funds in an effort to close the gap between slashed city budgets and the growing costs of programs to meet the needs of students.

Middle School 54 is a public middle school located on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. The mission of MS54 is to nurture and develop a community of young learners with academic skills which meet or exceed the current standards, and the social skills and maturity necessary to ensure success in high school and beyond. Moneys raised in this auction go to continue academic, sports and art programs.

Take a look… www.biddingforgood.com/MS54Auction

Broadway Sings at PS166

Broadway Sings at PS166

PS166, on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, has a long history of musical theatre with its highest profile graduate Richard Rogers, the school’s namesake, inspiring arts integration into the school curriculum. In recent years Broadway performer parents have organized a musical show at the school to raise funds for programs that would otherwise have been cut by city budget tightening.

This years musical performance will be held on Sunday, February 10 at 6:00pm. The repertoire will include some of Broadway’s favorite love songs sung by favorite Broadway stars.

Tickets are on sale; you can purchase tickets online http://bit.ly/Vz1Ao3.

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Sunday, February 10, 2013, 6pm.
Seating is on a first come first served basis.

$15 – Kids
$30 – Adults
$100 – Premium Front Row seats with a “Meet and Greet” with the performers after the show (limited availability)