In December 2016, the NYJL volunteers on the Stanley Isaacs Performing Arts committees held their annual holiday party for volunteers and students at the Astor House. For some of the Stanley Isaacs students, this was their first time attending an event in a true Upper East Side townhouse and they were amazed at the beauty of it all. For others, this has become a yearly tradition they look forward to.
The Harriman Room was decorated with snowflakes that students of the NYJL Artistic Journeys committee created during a lesson where they learned about William “Snowflake” Bentley, an artist who pioneered the process of photomicrography (using a microscope to take pictures), and took stunning snowflake photographs. The students made cut-paper snowflakes, which were strung up along the walls of the ballroom, and also painted wood diecut snowflakes, which decorated the tables.
The children of Artistic Journeys and Beacon to Broadway spent the evening eating a buffet dinner, decorating holiday themed sugar cookies and capped off the party with their tradition of singing karaoke to their favorite songs.
Artistic Journeys and Beacons on Broadway will hold their final performance and show for friends and family in June.