info 01.8.10

Donors Choose
Plus: the skint

As we do once a semester or so, MUG is asking you to help a NYC classroom through DonorsChoose. We're asking in spite of the recession, but because of it, too. There's just not enough money allocated to provide the number of books needed by each city classroom.

Today, we're posting two challenges:

Our Classroom Library Made Me Cry


Feed My Bookworms

As always, we think the teachers themselves are the most effective advocates:

Our Classroom Library Made Me Cry
"I teach middle school English at a school in a high-need community in New York for gifted and talented students.

My students are voracious readers, but unfortunately our school does not have a library and my students get most of their reading material from my classroom shelves. My students need need 30+ high-interest books like A Tree Grows in Brooklyn and The 39 Clues Series to keep them reading. Continued

Feed My Bookworms
"Do you want to help instill a lifelong love of reading and a passion for books in children? Well, it's one of the reasons that I went into teaching! And now four years later, I am amazed at how excited my students are when we learn about new authors or when I have new books to add to our library. You could be a part of that excitement!

Donate here.

skint - adj. british slang (1930-35)
lacking funds, broke, bust, stone-broke, impecunious

Around town this weekend, courtesy of the skint: a daily listing of free and cheap things to buy, see, do and eat in New York.

3-day banjo roots festival: celebrating 274 years of the banjo in the big apple 1736-2010 includes bands, workshops, a panel discussion, and even an old-time southern square dance party. jalopy theatre, [fri-sun, $10/day]

the brooklyn flea moves to the gorgeous art deco building one hanson for the rest of the winter. [sat 10am-5pm]

get up to 70% off of wedding dresses, veils, and accessories at gabriella new york's winter sample sale [sun 12-5pm]

seal watching in new york? you betcha! [ongoing]

performances are on the cheap all over town for the the annual apap conference. some picks:
under the radar festival
ps 122's coil
ontological's other forces
horse trade theater group
dance gotham
danspace unplugged
dance new amsterdam


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