NEAT's Director, Izzi Greenberg on WESU Radio: Listen online to the archive of "Eye on the Air". The topic was Middletown School Districts policies and how they affect the North End.
Thursday, June 25, 2009
(click here to see pictures of May tournament)
Friday, June 26th at 6:oo pm This Friday, June 26th, we will be hosting a very fun, very informal basketball tournament at the park. This isn't about impressing people with your skill, it's about having fun with your neighbors.
So, bring a friend, a kid, a spouse. This time, we'll have a DJ, as well. Walk on down to the park. Play some b-ball. Eat a hot dog, we'll be cooking out. Bring a blanket and just lie out in the grass. This is a time for fun. At last month's event, there were roughly 200 people!
Over the last few years, NEAT has become involved in issues around Donovan Park (click here for directions.). Something that has come up over and over again is that people just need to USE the park more. So here's your chance.
No need to sign up in advance, just show up with one or two friends or come alone and we'll put you on a team. C'mon North Enders (and everyone else!), we need to start enjoying this amazing space in the middle of our neighborhood! call 346-4845 or email email@example.com for more information.
Friday, June 19, 2009
NORTH END HOMEOWNERSHIP GROUNDBREAKING
MIDDLETOWN, CT— North End Homeownership, a partnership between Nehemiah Housing Corporation and the Broad Park Development Corporation will break ground on fifteen units of affordable homes this Monday, June 22nd, at 11:00 am.
In the fall of 2006, Nehemiah Housing Corp and Broad-Park Development Corporation of
This project is a critical piece of the North End’s continued revitalization. It is the culmination of many years of work for residents, non-profits and community stakeholder groups to improve the living conditions, safety and long-term success of
The groundbreaking event will include:
- Department of Economic and Community Development’s Commissioner: Joan McDonald
- Middletown Mayor: Sebastian Giuliano
- Middlesex Chamber of Commerce: Larry McHugh, President
- Liberty Bank:
Howard, President & CEO Chandler Housing Finance Authority: Diane L. Smith Connecticut
- Local Initiatives Support Corporation: Lesley Higgins-Biddle
- Department of Housing and Urban Development: Julie Fagan
- State Senator: Paul Doyle
- State Representative Joseph Serra
- Nehemiah Housing Corporation: Michael Taylor
- Broad-Park Development Corporation: Raquel Rivera
- North End Action Team: Izzi Greenberg
The event will take place on Monday, June 22nd at 11:00 am in the parking lot of
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
The circus camp runs from June 29th to July 30th. The Circus show is July 31st at 5 p.m. There are limited spots available for the a.m. session (9:00 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.) and the p.m. session (12:30 to 3:00 p.m.) the cost for the entire 5 week program is $125 for the first child, $75 for the second child, and $50 for each additional child. GENEROUS SLIDING SCALE & FINANCIAL AID IS AVAILABLE TO FAMILIES THATQUALIFY.
There are bus stops at Macdonough School (Pease Avenue), The corner of Green Street & Dekoven Drive & Rose Circle.
To register for the summer circus please call the Arts office - 860-343-6620 ext. 201
Friday, June 5, 2009
Join the students, friends and teaching artists of Wesleyan University’s Green Street Art Center for a day of indoor and outdoor creative fun in celebration of the Center and Middletown’s North End. Green Street teaching artist Jocelyn Pleasant and her jazz band C. Dzen’s Reign kick off this year’s Arts Festival, which also includes performances by afterschool students and teachers in breakdancing, hip hop, salsa, movement, tap, “Shared Ability” dance and African drumming. Exhibitions by Green Street’s Flash Forward Photography Meet-Up, children’s art classes and others will be on display. Green Street’s Peer Education Performance Project will perform The Struggle, a theater piece which they wrote and directed themselves. Special guest performers include Pretty Boiiz, a rap duo whose members both graduated from Middletown High as well as Green Street alumna the ThoroEnergy dance group.
The Arts Fest will also be the official unveiling of the Green Street Community Mural Project, a large mural created by afterschool Students, community members and mural artist Marela Zacarias on the corner of Main and Green Streets.
Other festival activities include: Video screenings of Green Street’s Intergenerational Oral History Project, Digital Animation and Photojournalism classes, and face-painting by Samantha Lee. The festival takes place on Saturday, June 13 from 1–4pm at 51 Green Street in Middletown. Admission is free. Please call 860-685-7871 or visit www.greenstreetartscenter.org for more information.
Visit http://www.prettyboiiz.com/ for more information on the Pretty Boiiz including video and audio.
Middletown, Conn, June 4, 2009—Join Green Street teaching artist and award-winning Connecticut Filmmaker Justin Liberman as he directs an evening of screenplay readings celebrating the work of local aspiring screenwriters, who were students in his class at Green Street this past year. Two of the writers, Michael Ennis and Sara Hallisey have been accepted into the 2009 Connecticut Film Festival Screenwriter’s Immersion Program.
The program includes excerpts from: Bobby and Dawn by Michael Ennis; Copperhead by Sara Hallisey; An Interrupted Life by Kristen Kuczenski; Date in a Box by Guy Russo and Med School by Mark Sabo. Actors include: Joseph LeMieux, Fallon Saldo, Enza Giannone and Janis Astor del Valle.
The event takes place on Thursday, June 11, from 7-9pm at the Green Street Arts Center, located at 51 Green Street in Middletown. Suggested donation is $5.A reception immediately follows the readings at MAC 650: an art space located at 650 Main Street, Middletown. For more information, call 860-685-7871
Justin Liberman graduated from Sacred Heart University in 2002 and lived in Los Angeles for five years where he directed three award-winning films and several commercials. At the outset of his career, Liberman worked with acclaimed film directors Michael Mann on Collateral and Miami Vice and David Mamet on his upcoming film Red Belt. Liberman is currently in pre-production on the feature film Three Can Keep A Secret If Two Are Dead. A former resident of Middletown’s North End, Justin is relocating to New York City this fall to attend Columbia University’s graduate program in Film.
Wesleyan University’s Green Street Arts Center, which opened in January 2005, is a vibrant center for arts education, serving residents of the neighborhood and the region. It is a project of Wesleyan University in collaboration with the City of Middletown and the North End Action Team (NEAT). Programming in the former schoolhouse at 51 Green Street includes an after school arts education program and a wide range of affordable classes and workshops for children and adults in music, dance, visual arts, theater, sound recording, media arts and creative writing.