What’s New at New 42 – April 2022

As we head into a much-needed spring, I’m thinking about the resilience and tenacity of the New 42 staff, who have persevered and overcome extraordinary odds in the past two years. It was no small feat for our organization to pivot as quickly as it did, and as the City comes back in full bloom, we find ourselves pivoting once again into a new world.

The work that we do to bring exceptional performing arts experiences to families of all ages now extends to people across the globe through our digital experiences, and the ways in which we approach the work and provide access are all the more important.

Read on for some recent initiatives and progress we’ve made throughout the organization and in connection with local communities. Thank you for being a part of the New 42 family.

With appreciation,

Signature: Russell Granet

Russell Granet
President & CEO
New 42

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“Grow with GIVE” Supported by NY Community Trust

Learn more about “Grow with GIVE,” a free program funded by The New York Community Trust and designed to support New York City-based arts organizations with the tools to deepen their inclusive practices in Integrated Co-Teaching (ICT) and other classroom settings serving students with disabilities.

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An Update from the New 42 EDI Progress Subcommittee

The staff-led Progress Subcommittee put together an update with a peek into the work of New 42 departments and recent progress made on our anti-racism work. Check out what they have to share.

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Schools are back in the theater!!!

The Acrobuffos’ Air Play marked the first time that field trips visited the New Victory since March 2020 and wow were we glad to once again hear the laughs and shouts of young people loving a theatrical experience. The New Victory® Education team was on hand to assist and celebrate.

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New Victory LabWorks at Chelsea Factory

We’re thrilled to partner with Chelsea Factory, a newly renovated arts and community center that recently opened to provide low-cost access to rehearsal, performance and collaboration space for New York City-based artists and community groups. New Victory LabWorks Artists are currently hard at work in the space.

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We won an inaugural Anthem Award!

From the founders of The Webby Awards, The Anthem Awards honor the purpose and mission-driven work of people, companies and organizations worldwide. We won a bronze medal for our landmark event “Let’s Get This Show on the Street.”