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Facebook friends can help PS 48

The award-winning music program at PS 48, the Joseph Rodman Drake School, is looking for a few good friends, or, better still, lots and lots of good friends, to join a Facebook campaign sponsored by the Target stores to bring funds to schools. For every vote the school gets between […]

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PS 48 urges public support for music program

PS 48 urges public support for music program

Although the cruel reality of budget cuts has hit every corner of the city, including Hunts Point, the students at PS 48 are trying not to let it bring them down. Students at the elementary school on Spofford Ave. have entered a musical contest called Glee Give a Note in […]

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Shakespeare revisits Hunts Point

Shakespeare revisits Hunts Point

Her hands over heart, a passionate young woman reflects on how deeply she has fallen in love. She can’t tell the man she loves him, because she’s in disguise as a boy to protect herself from unwanted advances, and he thinks they can be buddies. Besides, the man she loves […]

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Youth fitness celebrated at Police Athletic League

Third-to-sixth grade girls from the Police Athletic League on Longwood Avenue and from PS 48 Elementary School joined young girls across the city on March 18 to celebrate the second annual GirlSport Day.

Education / Jobs / Politics

Mayor’s cuts have Hunts Point schools worried

Mayor Michael Bloomberg has proposed laying off city school teachers in dramatic numbers to compensate for budget shortfalls. In Hunts Point and Longwood, Banana Kelly High School would stand to lose five of its 27 teachers to the Mayor’s buzzsaw, while the high school with which it shares a building […]

Education

Families give thanks for after-school program

Students enjoy their Thanksgiving Meal

By Venita Virgia Johnson vjo@hunter.cuny.edu For families of students from Bronx Charter School for the Arts, St. Athanasius, MS 424 and PS 48, Thanksgiving came early. They gathered at The Point CDC on Nov. 19, for a celebratory potluck dinner, joined by City Year, the organization of young volunteers who […]

Art / Education

Performing Shakespeare the Hunts Point way

Kiannae Laws, Brooklyn Campbell, Chyna Anthony and Eliezer Diaz, onstage in this year’s Hunts Point Children’s Shakespeare Ensemble performance of The Tempest. The Ensemble put on the classic at The Point and at the Julia Miles Theater in Manhattan, in May.

A wizard and his daughter, a witch’s son and a spirit meet up with the crew and passengers of a ship wrecked in a storm on an enchanted island off Hunts Point on May 30. The wizard, the spirits and the rest were fifth and sixth graders, putting on a […]

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Hunts Point children find Shakespeare’s magic

Hunts Point children find Shakespeare’s magic

By Monica A. Suma monicasuma@gmail.com Five girls, 10- 11- and 12-years old move in a circle singing a strange song: “You spotted snakes, with double tongue, /Thorny hedgehogs, be not seen; /Newts and blind-worms do no wrong; /Come not near our fairy queen.” A bit shy at first, they repeat […]