By Brooklyn Reader

December 2, 2014, 9:38 am


Screen Shot 2014-12-02 at 9.13.41 AMToday, December 2, 2014 is Giving Tuesday, an opportunity to flex your philanthropic muscles by making a financial donation– however big or small– to a deserving organization in need:

The Brooklyn Reader has compiled a list of four local non-profit organizations that need your help today. Take a look at some of the great work they’re doing in your neighborhood, and if you find it in your heart (and your wallet), make a financial donation today!


Screen Shot 2014-12-02 at 9.12.50 AMThe Walk of Art Kids project represents an arts and educational component, of the Walk of Art Inc. organization, that through liaisons with community organizations and local schools, provide a first rate, hands on arts education experience for children. The goal of the project is to establish more art programs in schools and low income neighborhoods where it is severely lacking. The project will entail street art tours and workshops given by teaching artists and program instructors.Screen Shot 2014-12-02 at 9.13.00 AMIn an attempt to add diversity to our project, we have recruited ten teaching artists throughout New York City, paired them with program instructors and developed a series of ten street art workshops each varying in technique, development and artistry. Our project will begin in the beginning of 2015 and be held at a number of galleries, community centers and public spaces conveniently located in the low-income neighborhoods in Brooklyn that are critically lacking proper art programs in public schools.Screen Shot 2014-12-02 at 9.13.18 AMWe are asking for monetary support to help us reach our goal of ten thousand dollars for the cost of supplies, gallery rental and compensation for the teaching artists and program instructors. This support will allow us to successfully conduct our project without any uncertainty on how to pay for materials and proper instruction. To learn more about this project, and to make a donation, go to their Indiegogo campaign site here.



You’re invited to Noel Pointer Foundation‘s “Giving Tuesday” Concert! Pianist Yinjia Lin, Flutist Emily Wespiser, and Guitarist Carlos Pavan are giving back in a special #GivingTuesday concert just for you. Light refreshments will be served.

Founded in Bedford-Stuyvesant in 1995 under the direction of Ms. Chinita Pointer, wife of the late Grammy nominated jazz violinist Noel Pointer, the Noel Pointer Foundation is an after-school and summer education strings program serving 20,000 New York City public school children across 26 schools.

Come, enjoy the music of NPF’s “Giving Tuesday” Concert, and if you cannot make it, please consider donating.


Yinjia Lin

Yinjia and Emily will be playing… Cesar Franck – Sonata in A Major (1886)– This piece was first publicly performed in total darkness at an art museum in Brussels, France. The Sonata, being the big finale of the concert, wasn’t performed until after dusk (no artificial light was permitted in the galleries.) Astor Piazzolla – Histoire du Tango (1986)– In Histoire du Tango, Piazzolla traces tango’s history, beginning with it’s provocative days in brothels of Buenos Aires, where tango was popular among gangsters.

Emily Wespiser

Emily Wespiser

All compositions performed by Carlos are from his new CD Suite del Interior including Prelude and Tremelo – a contemporary/classical lullaby dedicated to his nephew; and Candomble – an African influenced style from Uruguay played at summer carnivals.

Do. Not. Miss. This.

WHAT: Noel Pointer Foundation’s Giving Tuesday Concert

WHEN: December 2, 6:30pm – 8:00pm

WHERE: 247 Herkimer Street, 1st Floor, Brooklyn

HOW MUCH: $25 suggested donation


“Why should you support HCX? Because HCX offers wonderful opportunities to explore the arts of Haiti …because these cross-cultural exchanges foster understanding among communities; because HCX celebrates and enhances awareness of Haitian culture and especially because ‘without culture, society is a jungle’.” -Michèle Voltaire Marcelin, Poet

To#LageKow and make a donation to HCX during Giving Tuesday, go here!


Screen Shot 2014-12-02 at 9.53.54 AMBe a part of #GivingTuesday history by supporting the Interfaith Living Museum at the Museum of Jewish Heritage that brings together Muslim and Jewish fifth-graders in New York City to discover culture and appreciate diversity.

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