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Three Kings Day in East Harlem

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Fun and Philanthropy

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Here at Children’s Aid, we have a lot to be thankful for throughout the holiday season. We learned of yet another thing about which to be grateful.

For seven years, the Pig Brooch Theatre Company has been staging a word-for-word performance of “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” mimicking to perfection every movement of the animated characters. Presented at the Brooklyn Lyceum, the event has become a well-known family tradition.

An Evening with The Nutcracker

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Earlier this month, Lincoln Center launched the Family-Linc program, designed to introduce and encourage children and families from high-poverty areas to attend dance, theater, orchestral music, and opera performances on a regular basis.

A Toy for Every Child

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Future Proof is Dentsu Aegis Network’s approach to corporate social responsibility.  Through this initiative, employees from Dentsu Aegis Network have been sponsoring holiday gifts for the East Harlem Center for the last seven years. This year, on December 16th, the group brought along a very jolly friend. Santa Claus and Dentsu Aegis elves visited our Head Start classrooms to spread some holiday cheer.

A Night of Music and Community in the South Bronx

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Dozens of children and their families gathered at PS 55 in the Bronx on Thursday for an evening of music with an international twist. Hosted by South Bronx Rising Together, this live musical performance was headlined by internationally renowned Canadian Brass. They were joined by two local Bronx groups, multi-Grammy nominee Bobby Sanabria & Quarteto Aché, and Circa 95, a local hip hop duo.

Playing the Garden

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Alex and Ivan Kalashnikov came to the attention of the Staten Island team of Children’s Aid in the devastating aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. Both boys were traumatized by how the storm affected their home. Their father knew they needed a diversion, so he helped teach them to play classical guitar.

The Holidays Mean Hogs

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Under the bright sun, about 100 patrons of the Hogs & Heifers Saloon sliced through the brisk wind on the Harley Davidson motorcycles to bring some good cheer to approximately 300 children and their families from The Children’s Aid Society’s Preventive Services Program. This is the third year for the event and it’s become a wonderful tradition that these families really appreciate.

Thanksgiving Tradition Continues

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On the eve of Thanksgiving, in the face of some awful winter weather, chefs from the city’s finest hotels and restaurants gathered at the Dunlevy Milbank Center to prepare a fantastic Thanksgiving feast for more than 1,000 Harlem residents—including many families participants in our Early Childhood and School Age programs.

Operation Warm with BNY Mellon

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As we approach the coldest months of the year, we are reminded that not every family can afford a new winter coat. Operation Warm was started in 2002  with this in mind—and a goal to see that our neediest children are outfitted with coats to protect them from the harsh winter elements.

From the Associates Council: Last Call for a Roman Holiday!

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Over the past few weeks, the Associates Council has been hard at work prepping for our fall fundraiser, Roman Holiday, on Wednesday, November 12, at 7:00p.m. This is a perfect event to kick off the holiday season.  We’ve secured a fantastic venue at Bread & Tulips in Gramercy and worked with chefs to curate a delicious, rustic Italian-themed menu.

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