Plus: Every Person in New York
and The Assembled Picture Library of New York City
|A terrific organization to know about: Project Morry.
Its focus is youth development, with a key component being a free, residential summer camp in the Catskills for inner-city kids that emphasizes education and personal development. Project Morry operates all year, though, with monthly gatherings for underserved children to help identify goals and overcome obstacles.
The idea for Project Morry came from Morry Stein, the late director of Camp Echo Lake in Warrensburg, NY, who wanted to give children whose families would otherwise be unable to afford it, the chance to have the summer camp experience. In 1970, he began a week-long scholarship camp program at Echo Lake. As the funds for a permanent organization began to coalesce in 1994, Mr. Stein was killed in a plane crash. As a tribute, family, friends, and colleagues created Morry's Camp the next year, which evolved into Project Morry by 2007.
There are a number of ways you can support the organization: donate cash, give items to their Wish or Needs List, or join them on at Peter X. Kelly's restaurant X2O Xaviars on the Hudson in Yonkers on April 22nd for their 14th annual Spring Blast.
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Jason Polan started Every Person in New York in March of 2008. He plans on working on the project until it is finished. Look for Every Person in New York on Tuesdays in MUG and daily at Jason's site.
THE ASSEMBLED PICTURE LIBRARY
OF NEW YORK CITY
A NOTE FROM THE OFFICE
FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION
IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE ARTISTS
ROBIN CAMERON & JASON POLAN
From February 16th March 18th 2010
EVERYONE WELCOME TO COME BY,
ALL ARE WELCOME TO PARTICIPATE.
The Esopus Foundation will host a collaborative exhibition.
Visitors will be invited to come in during gallery hours
Monday, Tuesday & Thursday from 12-6pm
Closing Reception Thursday March 18th, 6-8pm
The Assembled Picture Library of New York City will provide free and open access to a set of images. The collection will be initiated by the personal archive of Robin Cameron and Jason Polan. Visitors are encouraged to submit images to build upon the collection. A copy machine and workspace will be open for use to make new artwork from the available materials. Within this collection is unorganized manuscripts, vintage advertisements of strange products, rare prints, photographs of points of interest, modest drawings and more. With this project, the artists hope to create a collaborative and creative relationship with the general public, and also to enable a sense of community around artists' processes.
For more information please visit aplny.tumblr.com/
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