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Marquis Studios Spring Benefit

Support Arts Education with a night out –  food, wine, and a chance to win!

Manhattan, NYMarch 2nd, 2020 – Marquis Studios, which brings arts education in dance, music, theater and visual arts to over 40,000 public school students annually, is holding a spring benefit on March 10 from 6-8pm at City Vineyard at Pier 26 (233 West St, New York, NY) in Hudson River Park.

Special guests include Bobye List, Executive Director of the Emily Davie and Joseph S. Kornfeld Foundation and Peggy Wyns-Madison, Principal at P.S.15K Patrick F Daly Magnet School of the Arts. Wyns-Madison will speak about the impact of Marquis Studios arts programming in her school community, made possible in part by funding from the Kornfeld Foundation.

Marquis and its supporters believe that all students, regardless of income or ability, deserve a well-rounded education that includes the arts. “We count on individual support to continue our work and inspire a passion for learning through increased equity and access to arts instruction” said Paula L Heitman, Executive Director of Marquis Studios. Hosts for the evening include Heitman and the Marquis Studios Board of Directors. All proceeds from the Spring Benefit will go directly to arts and education programming where it is needed the most.

Spring Benefit Tickets are $100 each (fair market value $45). The evening includes appetizers provided by City Vineyard, wine supplied by sponsors Skurnik Wines & Spirits and a live Jazz Trio led by Marquis Studios Teaching Artist Hector Morales for entertainment. The raffle prize is a private winery tour and wine tasting for ten people (fair market value $700) at City Winery New York, opening March 2020, donated by City Winery. Raffle tickets are $20 or six for $100. For more information about Marquis Studios Spring Benefit visit: marquisstudios.org/benefit.


About Marquis Studios

Founded in 1977, Marquis Studios has served over 550,000 students, 30,000 teachers and 20,000 parents in schools throughout NYC. A leader in bringing arts into under-funded classrooms, over half of grant funded programming serves students with disabilities and 80% of participants live below the poverty line. A staff of 90 fully trained teaching artists provides a full spectrum of multi‐cultural residencies through an average of 550 residencies in 175 schools in all 5 boroughs of NYC annually. Programs are individualized for each class before the lesson plan is created and designed to integrate arts activities with instruction in academic core subjects by making use of state and national standards. Not just a one-time program, Marquis Studios involves the entire school community through professional development for school staff and parent‐child workshops to create sustainable arts integration.

For more information please visit:  www.MarquisStudios.org