Stories Of New York - Seniors presents a SU CASA Project:
STORIES FROM WARBASSE
TRUE STORIES TOLD BY BROOKLYN SENIORS
JASA Warbasse Cares NORC
@ Amalgamated Warbasse Houses – Building #5
545 Neptune Ave,
Building #5, Room 5C
Brooklyn, NY 11224
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Show #1: Wednesday, May 23rd and 1:30PM
Show #2: Wednesday, June 20th at 1:30PM
The Seniors of Amalgamated Warbasse Houses have stories to tell!
These Coney Island & Brighton Beach Brooklynites will present you with real life stories on subjects ranging from true love, to travel, family, childhood memories, life in Brooklyn and beyond. They have been crafting their stories with Stories Of New York –Seniors as part of the SU- CASA artist in residency program. Story coaches Cyndi Freeman, Sandi Marx, Terri Galvin, Mel Dockery, and Dawn Fraser are proud to be presenting two live performances celebrating the work that has been created.
This project is the subject of a documentary by filmmaker Em Watson that will air on Brooklyn Free Speech TV.
Featuring stories told be Senior residents of the Amalgamated Warbasse Houses.
Stories Of New York - Seniors is sponsored, in part, by the Greater New York Arts Development Fund of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, administered by Brooklyn Arts Council (BAC).
This project is also supported by JASA Warbasse Cares NORC, which receives funding from the NYC Department for the Aging(DFTA) and the New York State Office for Aging (SOFA)
SU-CASA is a community arts engagement program that places artists and arts organizations in residence at senior centers across Brooklyn. Selected artists will engage participating seniors in an art project or series of cultural programs over the course of the residency. Each residency will also include a public program component – exhibits, readings, performances, open houses or other cultural interactions open to the surrounding community. This initiative seeks to connect artists with seniors in senior centers to positively impact the well-being of older adults through direct engagement in arts-based activities.
SU-CASA is a collaboration among the New York City Council, the Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA), the Department for the Aging (DFTA) and Brooklyn Arts Council. The program is funded in FY18 by New York City Council and we would like to thank Councilmember Mark Treyger for his support. Brooklyn Arts Council (BAC) is proud to administer this program on behalf of the borough of Brooklyn.
BAC COMMUNITY ARTS GRANTS help fund project-based work by individual artists and nonprofit organizations in all artistic disciplines, and support capacity building for Brooklyn-based non-profit organizations. Grants are made possible through the generous support of the Decentralization Program of the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, the Greater New York Arts Development Fund of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs DCLA in partnership with the New York City Council, and Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams. BAC is the borough’s leading nonprofit organization supporting artists and cultural groups in all disciplines.
BAC (BROOKLYN ARTS COUNCIL) reaches hundreds of thousands of artists and audience members each year through music, dance, film and visual arts programs, web-based directories and communities, arts education, urban folk arts initiatives, grants, training programs and artists services.
JASA/WARBASSE CARES NORC, is conducted in partnership with JASA Amalgamated Warbasse Houses Inc., and Visiting Nurses Service of NY. The program is funded by the New York City Department for the Aging, the New York State Office for the Aging, UJA Federation and grants secured by the Honorable Councilman Mark Treyger.
JASA (JEWISH ASSOCIATION SERVING THE AGING) offers a number of quality-of-life programs to seniors living within NORCs. (Naturally Occurring Retirement Communities) JASA programs provide a wide range of social services, educational and recreational activities, supportive counseling, assistance with securing benefits and entitlements, health-related services, and transportation to help senior residents remain at home and continue to participate in community life. JASA's longstanding commitment to serving these unique communities enables individuals to grow older among familiar faces and surroundings.