Friday, May 21, 2010


Middletown B-Boys: Film Screening and Breakdancing Event

Friday, May 21 | 7:00-9:00 PM

$8 non-members, $5 members/students/seniors- Tickets are valid for both events

Bridget Palardy will introduce her short documentary about the two b-boy crews currently operating in Middletown, followed by a cypher between prominent local breakdancers. According to Palardy, the film "is a portrait of the two crews as they negotiate religion, race, drug abuse and life in a small city." Middletown B-Boys recently won the Brooklyn Academy of Music's Jesse Thompkins III Artist Award of Distinction, and was officially selected by the Chicago International Hip Hop Film Festival. The award-winning film provides a glimpse into the lives of some of Middletown's most talented break dancers as well as background on our city's thriving hip hop culture. This is an event not to be missed! Call 860-685-7871 or visit our website for more info.

Click here to view a past local cypher.

Youth Dance Invitational

Saturday, May 22 | 1:00 - 04:00 PM

$8 Non-Members, $5 members/students/seniors- Tickets are valid for both events

The Youth Dance Invitational is a competition between the best local youth dancer hosted by ThoroEnergy, Of Shadow and Earth and Losst Unnown in collaboration with Green Street. The Youth Dance Invitational is a chance for kids ages 8-16 to compete against their peers and experience a larger hip hop and break dancing scene. Prizes will be awarded for the top dancers in a one-on-one b-boy/b-girl battle and hip hop freestyle categories. Come to dance or come to watch: call 860-685-7871 or email

Unsure about all the jargon of the b-boying world? Visit our blog for an interview with b-boy Bryan Giles where he talks about his own experiences and explains some of the lingo.

Friday Night Hoops Starts Tonight

NEAT and Macdonough School will be hosting the "Friday Night Hoops" basketball block parties this summer every third Friday of the Month.

The first one is TONIGHT, May 21st at 6 pm. We'll have music, food and fun. Come on out and enjoy the park with your neighbors. It will be held at Donovan Park (next to Macdonough School). This event is open to everyone. We'll provide the food and music, just come over!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Welcome New Families

At NEAT's monthly meeting last night, North End families who currently attend Moody School came out to meet the principals of their new schools, Farm Hill and Macdonough.

Parents and kids were asking questions about curriculum, bussing, teachers and other topics of interest. Pat Girard, the principal of Farm Hill School and Jon Romeo, the principal or Macdonough both came with teachers and support staff to help ease the minds of the many families in attendance. All in all, a lot of information was shared.

If you'd like to learn more about either of these schools, please call the NEAT office.Also, on June 16th, there will be public hearing at the Middletown Area Transit station on Main St. to guage interest in having a public bus stop at Farm Hill School. This would be a great relief to the many parents without cars who will be attending, so come out and show support. The hearing is at 6:30. We'll share more information as we get closer.

Thank you to everyone in attendance!

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