MASNY's Jubilee V Cruise
On June 19, 2014

Aboard The Jewel
Featuring Gent Treadly
and many special guests. Buy tickets your now!

The Musicians' Aid Society of New York
is a duly registered non-profit organization
which strives to provide the resources
necessary for the artistic and musical growth
of deserving musicians in the New York
Metropolitan area.

Your generous tax deductable donation in support of musicians
in New York is greatly appriecated.


Thursday, June 19, 2014

Gent Treadly along with many special guests will be providing the aural extravaganza of the evening. There will be a sumptuous feast and many drinks. Stay tuned and check back for more info on the special guests, food and more.

The Jewel

The boat leaves from 23rd St. & FDR. It boards at 7pm and sets sail at 8:pm and we should be back ashore by 10:30.

The Jewel is a 300 capacity boat docked at Skyport Marina, at East 23rd Street and the East River. The Jewel is a 2 level boat with a full bar and bathrooms on the lower level. The band plays on the fully enclosed lower level. The upper level has two outdoor decks. The bow deck is wide open, and the stern deck is covered. There are full range speakers and subwoofers on the upper deck, as well as a beer bar.

Departing from 23rd Street and FDR Drive, The Jewel heads south along the East River and passes underneath the 3 major bridges (Williamsburg, Manhattan and Brooklyn), then cruises through New York harbor to the Statue of Liberty, which it circles for approximately 30 minutes. It then turns around and makes the same trip again in reverse. The experience of watching the bridges pass overhead while a great band is rocking 20 feet away is not to be missed.

Mission Statement

The Musician's Aid Society of New York is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization which strives to provide the resources necessary for the artistic and musical growth of deserving musicians in the New York metropolitan area. MASNY works to promote musical education and the artistic development of these meritorious musicians.

Part of MASNY's beauty is in its dynamic community of musicians and supporters who recognize the value of music in childhood development and the rich potential in each beneficiary. Please help us enrich lives through music and support the transformative power of what MASNY does.

For more info on MASNY contact us at:

  1. By e-mail: masnyinfo@gmail.com
  2. By Telephone: (212) 461-4377
  3. By Mail: MASNY
    111 John Street, Suite 230
    New York, NY 10038
  4. Technical Contact for the Website:
    masnytech@gmail.com

Your generous tax deductable donation in support of musicians
in New York is greatly appriecated.

Officers

  1. President: Gregory Koerner

  2. Chair: Paul J. Schupf

  3. Vice President: J. Tim Murphy

  4. Vice President: Mario Marsicano

  5. Vice President: Derrick Hussey

Thanks to the generous support
of the Musicians' Aid Society of New York,
The Mary Mitchell Family and Youth Center
and now St. Paul's Resurrection Presbyterian Church are able to give
piano lessons to children.

Your generous tax deductable donation in support of musicians
in New York is greatly appriecated.

MASNY Providing Piano Instruction at 2 Locations In Brooklyn and One In The Bronx

MASNY has launched 2 more successful private piano instruction programs this year in Brooklyn as a result of the generosity of MASNY supporters. Borahm Lee is providing piano instruction at Von King in BedStuy, Patrick McLellan in South Williamsburg and Greg Sulzer continues his work at Mary Mitchell Center in the Bronx.

The Mary Mitchell Family and Youth Center Program

The Mary Mitchell Family and Youth Center is located in the Crotona section of the Bronx which is part of the poorest urban congressional district in the country. All the families in our program receive public assistance. The Bronx has the highest number of underperforming students in the school system and very few schools provide arts during the school day. Of the children born this year in our community, half of them will have diabetes in their lifetime and over 60% of adults in the Bronx are overweight or obese. It is a challenge to grow up in Crotona. Our program provides a healthy, hot meal, tutoring, fitness and arts activities to 60 children. We believe that our program can make a critical difference in the lives of the families that we serve. We are delighted to be able to add piano classes to the options that children have.

The piano classes started on September 28, 2010. Greg Sulzer, the musician, comes to the Center every Tuesday and gives lessons to seven children for 30 minutes each from 4:00pm to 7:30pm. Greg is an experienced teacher who is able to engage the children on a very basic level and help them feel like they can become accomplished musicians. His attention and careful instruction has really paid off. Already children are playing songs, identifying notes, learning to read music and practicing correct form for playing the piano. In just a month, the children have shown improvement and they are the envy of their peers. When we started children were wary of the opportunity, now children stop me in the hall to ask if they can take the lessons.

We asked some of the piano students what they think of the lessons and this is what they said:

"I like the piano classes because I like music and songs.
The teacher helps me to learn songs that I can practice at my Nana's house."
- Isacc Walker, 8 years old

"Because of the piano lessons, I know the middle C now and I can play Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star.
If I can keep taking lessons I can be a piano player."
- Kimberly Ledron, 8 years old.

"The lessons are fun. Greg lets me practice the first time and then he plays with me the second time.
I am going to get an advanced book so I can learn more songs."
- Nicholas Salas, 11 years old.

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