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Sep
28
Tue
Rowing [Ages 12 – 18] @ In-Person
Sep 28 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

We’re collaborating with Cortlandt Rowing, and NECS will sponsor three kids to participate (first come first serve). About half of each session will be physical activity, learning the foundations of rowing on the ergometer and rowing equipment and terminology; the other half of each session will have an environmental education focus around the ecology of local waterways, through hands-on science and arts activities. Some examples are:

– Hudson River exploration: mapping the tributaries that flow into the Hudson River. Where does the Hudson River start? Researching the unique tidal and estuary nature of the Hudson River.

– Arts projects: could range from seeing if we can figure out how bricks were made in the area and replicate? mural making in 6th street that could depict the Hudson River / history of the area; knot tying sessions and making a knot board (we have a resident knot tying expert that did some zoom sessions last year). Looking at oar blade designs from around the world. Creating our own oar blade design. Painting driftwood from the Hudson River.

– Science activities: exploring the physics of rowing; Brackish water density; birds, turtles and fish of Lake Meahagh and the Hudson River

 

Cost: FREE for Peekskill residents (NECS is sponsoring 3 students); Non-Peekskill residents apply HERE

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Sep
29
Wed
Rowing [Ages 12 – 18] @ In-Person
Sep 29 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

We’re collaborating with Cortlandt Rowing, and NECS will sponsor three kids to participate (first come first serve). About half of each session will be physical activity, learning the foundations of rowing on the ergometer and rowing equipment and terminology; the other half of each session will have an environmental education focus around the ecology of local waterways, through hands-on science and arts activities. Some examples are:

– Hudson River exploration: mapping the tributaries that flow into the Hudson River. Where does the Hudson River start? Researching the unique tidal and estuary nature of the Hudson River.

– Arts projects: could range from seeing if we can figure out how bricks were made in the area and replicate? mural making in 6th street that could depict the Hudson River / history of the area; knot tying sessions and making a knot board (we have a resident knot tying expert that did some zoom sessions last year). Looking at oar blade designs from around the world. Creating our own oar blade design. Painting driftwood from the Hudson River.

– Science activities: exploring the physics of rowing; Brackish water density; birds, turtles and fish of Lake Meahagh and the Hudson River

 

Cost: FREE for Peekskill residents (NECS is sponsoring 3 students); Non-Peekskill residents apply HERE

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Sep
30
Thu
Rowing [Ages 12 – 18] @ In-Person
Sep 30 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

We’re collaborating with Cortlandt Rowing, and NECS will sponsor three kids to participate (first come first serve). About half of each session will be physical activity, learning the foundations of rowing on the ergometer and rowing equipment and terminology; the other half of each session will have an environmental education focus around the ecology of local waterways, through hands-on science and arts activities. Some examples are:

– Hudson River exploration: mapping the tributaries that flow into the Hudson River. Where does the Hudson River start? Researching the unique tidal and estuary nature of the Hudson River.

– Arts projects: could range from seeing if we can figure out how bricks were made in the area and replicate? mural making in 6th street that could depict the Hudson River / history of the area; knot tying sessions and making a knot board (we have a resident knot tying expert that did some zoom sessions last year). Looking at oar blade designs from around the world. Creating our own oar blade design. Painting driftwood from the Hudson River.

– Science activities: exploring the physics of rowing; Brackish water density; birds, turtles and fish of Lake Meahagh and the Hudson River

 

Cost: FREE for Peekskill residents (NECS is sponsoring 3 students); Non-Peekskill residents apply HERE

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Oct
2
Sat
Children’s Theatre Collaborative [Ages 13 – 17] @ In-Person
Oct 2 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

NECS Children’s theatre collaborative program is dedicated to inspiring children and youth to become social agents by engaging with the magic of theatre. We maintain a commitment to develop in each child a keen sense of moral leadership alongside their artistic achievements. This year we will invite the highschool students to engage in the collaborative process of developing a play based on their lived experiences. Cast members meet from October through February on Saturdays to rehearse and learn the play(s) (to be determined). 

Cost: $300 for peekskill residents $400 for non residents

Scholarships available for Peekskill Families.

David Laws: David Andrew Laws is a Peekskill-based actor, writer, director, educator, podcaster, dungeon master, producer, and classic overachiever. He is the Artistic Director of Hamlet Isn’t Dead, NYC’s 723rd-best theatre company, and the Director of Education at The Vineyard Theatre. For more information, visit davidandrewlaws.com

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Children’s Theatre Collaborative [Ages 9 – 12] @ In-Person
Oct 2 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

NECS Children’s theatre collaborative program is dedicated to inspiring children and youth to become social agents by engaging with the magic of theatre. We maintain a commitment to develop in each child a keen sense of moral leadership alongside their artistic achievements. Cast members meet from October through February on Saturdays to rehearse and learn the play(s) (to be determined).

 

Cost: $300 for peekskill residents $400 for non residents

Scholarships available for Peekskill Families. 

 

Instructor: Arianna Hurtado

Arianna knows how important community service and social justice is to our community. She is an active community leader, advocate, and volunteer. Her initial involvement with NECS was in 2007 when she participated in “The Lorax” as the Lorax. In the 2020 summer, she made a full circle when she applied to be a Development Intern. Arianna was asked to come on as an Administrative Assistant for a year and now works as NECS’ Program Coordinator. Arianna is a recent graduate from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts where she obtained a BFA in Drama with a minor in Business Entertainment Media and Technology. She looks forward to continuing to be an integral part of New Era Creative Space! ahurtado@necspace.org | ariannabriahurtado@gmail.com  

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Rowing [Ages 6 – 11 ] @ In-Person
Oct 2 @ 10:00 am – 11:45 am

We’re collaborating with Cortlandt Rowing, and NECS will sponsor three kids to participate (first come first serve). About half of each session will be physical activity, learning the foundations of rowing on the ergometer and rowing equipment and terminology; the other half of each session will have an environmental education focus around the ecology of local waterways, through hands-on science and arts activities. Some examples are:

– Hudson River exploration: mapping the tributaries that flow into the Hudson River. Where does the Hudson River start? Researching the unique tidal and estuary nature of the Hudson River.

– Arts projects: could range from seeing if we can figure out how bricks were made in the area and replicate? mural making in 6th street that could depict the Hudson River / history of the area; knot tying sessions and making a knot board (we have a resident knot tying expert that did some zoom sessions last year). Looking at oar blade designs from around the world. Creating our own oar blade design. Painting driftwood from the Hudson River.

– Science activities: exploring the physics of rowing; Brackish water density; birds, turtles and fish of Lake Meahagh and the Hudson River

 

Cost: FREE for Peekskill residents (NECS is sponsoring 3 students); Non-Peekskill residents apply HERE

 

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The Virtues of Tennis [Ages 6 – 12] @ In-Person
Oct 2 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

 

Tennis is a game of skill and strategy yet at its essence, learning tennis is character-building and develops many virtues: cooperation, self-discipline, perseverance, confidence, resilience, and joyfulness to name a few. Join our program from beginners to intermediate ages 6 – 12, for a fun and engaging experience on court, learning essential stroke techniques in a positive environment. You’ll have a new appreciation of the game and its innate life-lessons. Participants will get the chance to discuss how certain virtues that apply to tennis apply to other aspects of their lives and why it is essential to develop them. We will also discuss popular tennis players who have had to overcome life challenges by developing the above virtues.

 

Cost: $120

Scholarships available for Peekskill Families.

Instructor: Jana Platina Phipps 

Jana Platina Phipps has been playing tennis since she was 10 years old, was a highly ranked junior growing up, and continues to play competitively. She is an entrepreneur and attributes many of her business skills to her time spent on the court. Coach Jana is a certified tennis instructor with the Professional Tennis Registry and loves empowering all levels of players with both the physical and mental benefits of the game. She is an active parent in the NECS community, a Peekskill business owner, and instructs at Premier Athletic Club and The Masters School. 

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Oct
3
Sun
Adult African Dance Class @ In-Person
Oct 3 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The program provides a complete body workout while giving individuals the freedom to express themselves to the powerful beat of live drumming. Each step is broken down so all students, including those who have never danced before can learn while having fun. Classes are conducted in a supportive and welcome environment with the goal of helping students build confidence around their body movements and the lively traditional dance rhythms. A typical dance class includes:
– A warm up: designed to stretch while focusing on breathing to release stress and prepare the body to move easily.
– A breakdown of steps: Learning simple and basic steps that relate to daily life activities to help getting familiar with the dance style.
– Upbeat execution of dance moves: Choreographing dance steps learned at a higher speed with African rhythm
Solo improvisation: Experiencing the exciting feeling of dancing freely to the powerful beat of African music

 

 

Cost: $15 a session = $120 and $20 drop ins

Scholarships available for Peekskill Families. 

Instructor: Gladys Lowe

Gladys Lowe is originary from Cameroon, West Africa, where she discovered her passion for traditional dance. African dance is rooted in her upbringing as a celebratory fashion. She trained in her native country and in Ivory Coast where she had the opportunity to learn various rhythms and local dances. She participated in numerous national and local dance festivals.  African dance is a symbol of her traditional heritage that she enjoys sharing with audiences of all ages. Her teaching technique includes a brief context of the dance rhythm followed by a series of steps inspired from celebratory West African dances. Some of her recent experience in New York City involved teaching at Djoniba Dance Center in New York City, Westchester Dance Artists, the Bethany Art Center, Ossining Sing Sing Kill Brewery as well as private lessons.

 

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Rowing [Ages 12 – 18] @ In-Person
Oct 3 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

We’re collaborating with Cortlandt Rowing, and NECS will sponsor three kids to participate (first come first serve). About half of each session will be physical activity, learning the foundations of rowing on the ergometer and rowing equipment and terminology; the other half of each session will have an environmental education focus around the ecology of local waterways, through hands-on science and arts activities. Some examples are:

– Hudson River exploration: mapping the tributaries that flow into the Hudson River. Where does the Hudson River start? Researching the unique tidal and estuary nature of the Hudson River.

– Arts projects: could range from seeing if we can figure out how bricks were made in the area and replicate? mural making in 6th street that could depict the Hudson River / history of the area; knot tying sessions and making a knot board (we have a resident knot tying expert that did some zoom sessions last year). Looking at oar blade designs from around the world. Creating our own oar blade design. Painting driftwood from the Hudson River.

– Science activities: exploring the physics of rowing; Brackish water density; birds, turtles and fish of Lake Meahagh and the Hudson River

 

Cost: FREE for Peekskill residents (NECS is sponsoring 3 students); Non-Peekskill residents apply HERE

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Oct
4
Mon
Rowing [Ages 12 – 18] @ In-Person
Oct 4 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

We’re collaborating with Cortlandt Rowing, and NECS will sponsor three kids to participate (first come first serve). About half of each session will be physical activity, learning the foundations of rowing on the ergometer and rowing equipment and terminology; the other half of each session will have an environmental education focus around the ecology of local waterways, through hands-on science and arts activities. Some examples are:

– Hudson River exploration: mapping the tributaries that flow into the Hudson River. Where does the Hudson River start? Researching the unique tidal and estuary nature of the Hudson River.

– Arts projects: could range from seeing if we can figure out how bricks were made in the area and replicate? mural making in 6th street that could depict the Hudson River / history of the area; knot tying sessions and making a knot board (we have a resident knot tying expert that did some zoom sessions last year). Looking at oar blade designs from around the world. Creating our own oar blade design. Painting driftwood from the Hudson River.

– Science activities: exploring the physics of rowing; Brackish water density; birds, turtles and fish of Lake Meahagh and the Hudson River

 

Cost: FREE for Peekskill residents (NECS is sponsoring 3 students); Non-Peekskill residents apply HERE

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER