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Sunday, January 3, 2016

ALL Bronx Zulus: University of the Streets "HipHop Culture Learning Sessions" with Squala Orphan Teaching children and Teens in the Bronx


THE UNIVERSITY OF THE STREETS OPENS ITS DOORS ON JANUARY 18, 2016

Looking for a safe, creative after school space for kids 8-19?   Look no further!
For over 45 years, The University of the Streets has played a vital role in the cultural, artistic, physical and emotional development of under served youth of the Lower East Side, while also providing an artistic haven for both aspiring and well known jazz musicians. Born out of the anti-poverty programs of the late 1960s, the U.O.T.S. began weekend jam sessions that featured some of the most revered jazz musicians in New York City.  Executive Director, Saadia Salahuddeen says “The University of the Streets is different from other "venues" in NYC because its original focus centered around the idea of a program, where kids and teenagers in gangs could find an escape and a place to better themselves.” Although UOTS has historically served the world-wide population of young adults, and will continue to do so, The Y.E.S. (Youth Encouragement Society) program will specifically target youth 8-19 years old.  The Y.E.S. program is an outgrowth of UOTS’s rich history of community service in educational/cultural programming, and philanthropy.  Its launch coincides with University of the Streets’ move to new headquarters at 2381 Belmont Avenue in the Bronx.

The non-profit offers will also offer structured classes that being January 18 and run the gamut from “The History of Hip Hop” , Zumba fitness and Yoga, to Life Drawing, Keyboard Lessons and ESL.  Visit our website at www.universityofthestreets.org
 ; to register and get more information! 
 
A gala Open House fundraiser is planned for January 9, 2016 from 2-5 pm.  We are actively seeking young people to come and be enriched by all our services. We also encourage members of the community to come and attend our Saturday night jam sessions.  Check out our website at: www.universityofthestreets.orgfor the complete schedule, or come by and visit or volunteer at 2381 Belmont Ave.
And most of all come welcome us to the Bronx! 

2381 BELMONT AVENUE, BRONX, NY 10458
fax  tel. (212) 254-9300
website: universityofthestreets.org
Contact:  Saadia Salahuddeen
Phone:  212-254-9300
Email: universityofthestreets@gmail.com

Monday, September 24, 2012

LEGENDARY GRAFFITI ARTIST SEEN

Richard "Richie" Mirando, known as Seen UA, born 1961 in The Bronx, New York, is one of the most well known graffiti artists in the world, often referred to as the Godfather of Graffiti, although he did not pioneer the movement. Seen first started to paint on New York's subway in 1973. His crew United Artists (or simply UA) quickly gained the reputation for producing full-color throw-ups on whole cars with members such as Pjay, Duster, Sin, and his brother Mad. For the next 16 years his pieces were running across the city and on all lines, but they were especially prominent on the 2, 5, and 6 lines. He was responsible for dozens of whole-car top-to-bottoms, many of which have become iconic images of the time. (READ MORE ON HIS WIKI PAGE)

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