Community Events

Summer Saturdaze & Nightz

Summer Saturdaze & Nightz is a 4-week event series in August that combines a deeper appreciation for the arts with a focus on socio-economic issues that negatively affect the East New York community.

ARTsPLOSION: Holiday Tree Lightening

ARTsPLOSION: Holiday Tree Lightening  is a community celebration during the winter holiday season featuring live performances, toy giveaways, and a tree lighting ceremony.


Arts Education

ARTs East New York’s “Young ARTist Institute” (YAI) program transforms the lives of young people ages 3–12 through world class training in the arts. YAI stands unique among local arts institutions in the East New York community, as the sole provider of arts education in five disciplines (music, dance, theater, visual arts and fashion) under one roof. YAI students learn how to present and perform their craft at events throughout the community as well as a dynamic end of year celebration.




Community Beautification



Installationz is dedicated to providing exhibition opportunities to local and international artists that in turn expose the residents of East New York to inspiring artwork. ARTs East New York’s Installationz project mounts a wide range of visual arts showcases within the context of community building and supporting East New York’s local economy. Our exhibitions have explored socially relevant themes including messages communicated by Hip Hop and the trend of street art being appropriated in gallery settings.

Mi Tierra

“Mi Tierra” (My Homeland) is a creative community urban planning initiative that will transform a 10,000 sq. ft. vacant lot into a vibrant green space for everyone to enjoy. The transformation into an art/sculpture garden, featuring a 6-hole miniature golf course, a stage, and a small movie screen will set the stage for cultural performances and participatory arts programming to engage children and adults in the East New York/Cypress Hills neighborhoods. With the arts functioning as the nucleus of the project, the goal is to serve as a connection that integrates acting living, sustainable practices and community development in it’s design and use.

Mural Mile

Mural Mile employs young men and women ages 14–21 with an eight-week job/mentoring initiative toward beautifying the East New York community with empowering murals.