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Summer Filmmaker IndieGogo Campaign

June 11, 2014

Summer Filmmakers

826NYC is at it again--we’ve invited 30 aspiring filmmakers ages 8-13 back to our space to learn and craft their skills. These future actors, writers, producers, and directors will come together to create 4 films over the course of 8-sessions.

This year we’re expanding the Summer Filmmakers Program to include a directing and editing mentorship for four high school students.

To ensure that the program remains strong, we’re asking for your help to buy new cameras, lenses, booms, and mics as well as the annual costs of posters, DVDs, space rental, and more. To learn more about the program, how you can help, and the awesome perks we have for you, visit our IndieGoGo fundraising page.

What’s Your Story? Memoir Field Trip

Posted March 24, 2014

It’s never too early to start your memoir! In this field trip students will explore storytelling through a nonfiction lense. Students will reflect on their lives and unpack important moments, events, and memories that have shaped their identities. With the help of volunteers and focused small group work, students will walk away from this trip with individual outlines, the first page of a personal narrative, and a collective “class memoir.”

*Schools who participate in this field trip are encouraged to enroll their seniors in our college Personal Statement Weekend workshop coming in Fall of 2014.

The What's Your Story? Memoir Field Trip is part of a series of programs geared toward helping high school students with telling their personal narrative and completing their college application essay. 826NYC's personal statement programs are supported by Capital One.


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Erasers for Breakfast 2013

Posted on August 26, 2013

Join us for Erasers for Breakfast 2013, a screening of shorts from our young filmmakers workshop. Premiere's Include The Banana Effect, Edible Glue, Jinxed, Spyliens, and Trophy Hunters. Seating is free but limited. Please RSVP at 718-499-9884.

A Night of Comedy to Benefit 826NYC

Posted on July 10, 2013

Join us at The Bell House on Wednesday, July 10th, for A Night of Comedy to Benefit 826NYC! This fundraiser -- hosted by Eugene Mirman and Sarah Vowell -- will feature comedians Mike Birbiglia, Daniel Kitson, John Oliver, and Reggie Watts, plus special guests!

As always, all proceeds directly benefit 826NYC's free programs for New York City students ages 6 to 18 -- including this summer's writing workshops, Summer Filmmakers and Science for Superheroes!

Poker With Jokers

Posted on February 23, 2013

On February 23rd, please join Ira Glass and Michael Ian Black for a Texas Hold'Em Poker Tournament to benefit 826NYC!

From 1-5pm, registered players will go chip to chip against Ira, Michael and other contestants for glory (and tournament trophies), while also supporting the free student programming provided by 826NYC.

For more information, to register to play, or to support your favorite player, visit: www.826nyc.org/poker

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