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Advocacy Alert: A National Call To Action
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 12:00 AM

  

A NATIONAL CALL TO ACTION



"This country cannot afford to be materially rich and spiritually poor"
-- The words of the late President, John F. Kennedy, which appear on the outside of the Kennedy Center 

President Trump has called for the elimination of the National Endowment of the Arts, the National Endowment of the Humanities, the Institute of Museum Services, and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting: 

The New York Times reported that Mike Mulvaney, the president's budget director, said at a news conference on Thursday

"I put myself in the shoes of that steelworker in Ohio ... the coal-mining family in West Virginia. The mother of two in Detroit. And I'm saying, 'O.K., I have to go ask these folks for money and I have to tell them where I'm going to spend it.' Can I really go to those folks, look them in the eye, and say, 'Look, I want to take money from you and I want to give it to the Corporation for Public Broadcasting'?" 

Dear Mr. President and Mr. Mulvaney, YES YOU CAN! 

Why else would a spokeswoman for Senator Capito, who is on the appropriations committee and represents thousands of coal workers in her state, say that she would "advocate for her priorities, including funding for the arts and humanities, which are important to our economy and communities?"

Trust me, Mr. President--that mother of two in Detroit knows that her children have a greater chance of success in school if they are exposed to the arts. 


According to the Detroit Free Press, "NEA funding has been instrumental in helping the Matrix [Theatre] reach young people in Detroit. A 2015 grant of $20,000, for instance, engaged 700 youths in theater arts programs at the Matrix location and other sites. 'Doing some quick math, that's about $30 per child.'"
TO SAVE THE NEA, WE HAVE TO PLAY THE LONG GAME 
STEP ONE: MAKE CALLS ON NATIONAL ARTS ADVOCACY DAY
    1. March 21st is National Arts Advocacy Day. Call your Congressman, your two Senators, and the White House. Tell them you are a constituent and that you support sustained funding for the NEA and other cultural agencies. 

      To find out your Congressman/woman's phone number, go to www.house.gov.

      Senate phone numbers: 
      Kirsten Gillibrand (D) New York - (202) 224-4451 

      Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer  (D) New York - (202) 224-6542 

      Cory A. Booker (D) New Jersey - (202) 224-3224 
      Robert Menendez (D) New Jersey - (202) 224-4744 

      Richard Blumenthal (D) Connecticut - (202) 224-2823 
      Christopher Murphy (D) Connecticut - (202) 224-4041

      You can also call the White House comment line at 202-456-1111
       
    2. Share this information on Facebook, and reach out to your friends. 
    3. Ask those small businesses with whom you work to make these calls as well. 
    4. Go to https://www.roundabouttheatre.org/About/I-Heart-Arts.aspx and join their campaign or follow their Toolkit to create your own. 
Many, many thanks to all of you! Together we can make a difference!
 
Ginny
 

 

 
Stella Cancellations
Monday, March 13, 2017 12:00 AM

 

3/13/2016 - 4:45pm

The MTA has announced that all aboveground subway stations will close at 4 a.m. on Tuesday, meaning that service will only run underground. For information about other possible MTA changes and closings tomorrow, look here.

12:45pm:

In its 4 a.m. Monday update, the Weather Service upgraded its blizzard watch to a blizzard warning, and said the most likely snow total for New York City was 20 inches, which would break a 129-year record for March. Meteorologists said to expect a minimum of 11 inches, and as much as 23 inches of snow.

Mayor de Blasio announced on Monday that schools would be shut down on Tuesday.

For the first time this year, the Department of Sanitation is deploying its full snow-fighting force, starting with 689 salt spreaders across the five boroughs.

The city’s Emergency Management Department has already issued a hazardous travel advisory, urging New Yorkers to avoid the roads and to take public transit.

MTA transit updates can be found here »

General updates for New Yorkers on Winter Storm Stella can be found here »

CLOSINGS AND CANCELLATIONS

Please watch this space for important updates on event cancellations related to the current snow storm. 

A.R.T./New York Closings and Cancellations

  • A.R.T./New York's Manhattan office will be closed on Tuesday 3/14
  • A.R.T./New York's Spaces @ 520 will be closed on Tuesday 3/14

 

A.R.T./New York Member Theatres - Closings and Cancellations

If you have a show cancellation, or any other delays, closings or cancellations you would like to share, email [email protected].

Making a cancellation after Office Hours? Use the comment box at the bottom to share your cancellation immediately.

  • Tuesday, March 14 performances of White Guy on the Bus at 7p.m and Sam & Dede at 7.30 at 59E59 Theaters have been cancelled. Ticket holders should check their email and/or contact the point of purchase for information on exchanges and refunds.
  • Ars Nova's SUNDOWN, YELLOW MOON will play as scheduled tonight, and we have released a special snow-day discount: Code SNOWGO will get folks buy one, get one free tix to tonight & tomorrow’s 7pm performances.
  • Barrow Street Theatre's Sweeney Todd is cancelled tonight on 3/14
  • Epic Theatre Ensemble's Education Benefit, scheduled for Tuesday, March 14th has been postponed because of the impending snow storm. 
  • Keen Company's When It's You is cancelled for Tuesday 3/14
  • New York Theatre Workshop's The Object Lesson is cancelled on 3/14
  • The Playwrights Realm has cancelled The Moors tomorrowTues 3/14
  • The Public Theater and Joe's Pub have cancelled all performances
  • SITI Company's CHESS MATCH NO. 5 will not be performed on Tuesday, March 14 at 7pm at Abingdon Theatre Company (312 West 36th Street)
  • Victory Theatre's Kid Victory is cancelled on 3/14

 

Our office closes at 6pm, cancellations you email after that time might not go up right away. To get your information up ASAP, please enter it in the comments below:

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2018 Snow Storm Cancellations
Monday, March 13, 2017 12:00 AM
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Dear Members,

 

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Our first winter storm appears to be a doozy!

Governor Cuomo has issued a state of emergency but as of now, the trains are running with delays. As you all know the wind is making travel difficult. The storm is supposed to end this evening, and perhaps by then the trains will have improved. We will keep you updated as we learn of any changes to transportation or if the storm track changes.

A.R.T./New York is sharing member theatre show cancellations on our website, you can find them here. Please send your cancellations and other information you'd like to share to Membership and Communications Manager Kati Frazier, [email protected]k.org.

We'll also be sharing official information from the city, state, and MTA and will update as news changes. Until then, be safe and take care. While I am hoping for the best, let's be prepared for whatever the weather brings.

 

Yours,

Ginny Louloudes

 


According to the National Weather Service

Heavy snow and blowing snow occurring. Winds gusting as high as 50 mph will cause areas of blowing and drifting snow. Plan on difficult travel conditions, including during the morning commute. Tree branches could fall as well. Snowfall rates of around 1 inch per hour are expected this morning into early afternoon. Additional snow accumulations of 4 to 6 inches are expected.

The MTA is expecting delays on several train lines, and will maintain operations to the best of their abilities.

 

MTA transit updates can be found here »

General updates for New Yorkers can be found here »

CLOSINGS AND CANCELLATIONS

Please watch this space for important updates on event cancellations related to the current snow storm. 

A.R.T./New York Closings and Cancellations

  • Spaces @ 520 and South Oxford Space will be open until 5PM today. 
  • A.R.T./New York Theatres will be closed today.

 

A.R.T./New York Member Theatres - Closings and Cancellations

If you have a show cancellation, or any other delays, closings or cancellations you would like to share, email Kati Frazier at [email protected].

  • No show cancellations at this time. Please check back later.

Our office closes at 6pm, cancellations you email after that time might not go up right away.

 
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