What’s New at New 42 – August 2023

It’s summertime, and with New Victory Dance wrapped for a successful 10th season, we’re catching our collective breath and resting for a moment before we welcome you for new New Victory season, and the fall season of Broadway and Off-Broadway shows for rehearsals at New 42 Studios. In the meantime, you might catch New Victory Teaching Artists out and about providing family engagement activities and New Victory LabWorks Artists sharing their work with our partners at The High Line, Little Island, NYPL and The Pocantico Center.

Tiffany Gardner and Russell Granet pose together with attendees of the 110th First Lady's Luncheon in the background.

I had the privilege of taking an incredible summer road trip to Washington, DC with Tiffany Gardner, Co-Vice Chair of the New 42 Board and a dear friend to our organization. New 42 was recognized along with New York State arts organizations Alvin Ailey, Reel Works and LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and the Performing Arts at the 110th First Lady’s Luncheon at The Congressional Club Museum and Foundation. I was proud to represent New 42 and the incredible work my colleagues do bringing extraordinary performing arts to the youngest New Yorkers.

Please see below for more great news from New 42 about how we’re making a difference in New York and nationally.

All the best,

Signature: Russell Granet

Russell Granet
President & CEO
New 42

A New Victory Teaching Artist demonstrates a partner acrobatics move with an audience member.

New 42 Announces Partnership with New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA)

In 2022, we launched a program through which New 42 provides free New Victory show tickets to families living in NYCHA housing. We originally budgeted for 200 seats—but the demand was so great that we revised our efforts and in the end were able to provide more than 1,000 tickets to over 200 families in public housing last season. Our official announcement signals our commitment to growing this important program.

The green and beige Camp TV logo appears over a photo of a canoe on a lake in the woods.

New Victory Arts Break Videos Featured on New Season of Camp TV

The WNET Group’s award-winning summer learning and exploration series Camp TV is back this summer, once again featuring New Victory Arts Breaks! Season 4 of the joyful NY Emmy-nominated series, aimed at kids ages 5–9, is led by a brand-new Head Counselor, actress and singer Nzingha “Zing” Ashford. All episodes are available to stream on

The four artists in the 2023-24 New Victory LabWorks cohort pose side by side.

2023-24 New Victory LabWorks Cohort Chosen!

We’re thrilled to reveal the 2023-24 cohort of New Victory LabWorks and LabWorks Launch Artists. This year, the New Victory LabWorks program welcomes a company of all femme-identifying artists: Divya Mangwani, Mahayla Laurence, Melle Phillips, and Tidtaya Sinutoke, with Launch Artist Nehprii Amenii. Now in its eleventh year, the New Victory LabWorks program has supported over 100 artists in the development of adventurous new work for young audiences.

Two NYC Marathon participants from a previous Team New 42 cheer as they run past

New 42 Named an Official Charity Partner of the 2023 TCS New York City Marathon

We’re so excited that New 42 is back as a 2023 Official Charity Partner for one of the world’s largest events—the TCS New York City Marathon. Our enthusiastic team of 11 runners is on a mission to raise funds and awareness for New 42 and New Victory artistic, arts education and engagement programs. If you’ll be on the route as a spectator on Sunday, November 5, we hope you’ll cheer them on!




Russell Granet

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