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THURSDAY, AUGUST 4, 2016
The Rockaway Times
a way to deal with person-
al struggles. “Each one of
these kids has a personal sto-
ry that really makes the show
special. We all know who’s
been through what, whether
good or bad and that comes
through,” Barnes said. “I’m
also a guidance counselor and
that’s what we’re doing here.
We’re helping build their
self-esteem through music
and fun.”
The show includes kids of all
skill levels. “What I really love
is that everyone is accepted.
I had a brother with special
needs who was in the show for
many years. This year we have
two girls with Down syndrome
who are going to do splits on
stage,” choreographer Bridget
Leonard said. “One time Ma-
ryellen’s husband built a
ramp so my cousin who is in
a wheelchair could get on
stage,” choreographer Megan
Esposito said.
A lot of time, sweat and hard
work goes into pulling off the
production and it isn’t just
from the kids, but also the
many volunteers who help.
Joe Murray, this year’s musi-
cal director, has helped coach
the singers. Esposito, Leon-
ard, Valentine as well as Ash-
ley and Brianna McLoughlin,
Jen Linehan and Emma Wolfe,
help the kids become dancers.
Colleen McGowan will help
sell raffles for a chance to win
orchestra tickets to Broad-
way’s Wicked and Aladdin.
Several others help with ticket
sales, registration, stage crew,
t-shirts, security and more.
Tickets for the show go
quickly. General admission
tickets are $15 for adults and
$10 for kids, or seats can be re-
served in the first five rows for
$25. The show is $10 for senior
citizens on Tuesday, August 9
and those over 90 are always
free. For reserved seats, call
Virginia Siegrist at 845-590-
6682. For regular tickets, call
Liz Welsome at 917-346-4589
or the Breezy Point Liquor
Store at 718-634-4411. If com-
ing from outside of Breezy,
stop at the booth to get a to-
ken and parking pass.
QAF To Award Money
for Cultural Programs
The Queens Arts Fund
(QAF), run by the Queens
Council on the Arts, will of-
fer grants to Queens-based
artists and non-profit or-
ganizations offering dis-
tinctive arts and cultural
programming that directly
serves the citizens of the
borough of Queens. This
includes artists and organi-
zations that work in all dis-
ciplines and produce con-
certs, festivals, exhibitions
and other cultural activities
in Queens in 2017. The ap-
plication deadline for 2017
QAF is Thursday, November
10, 2016, 5 p.m. All appli-
cants must attend an Appli-
cation Information Session.
If you have a cultural pro-
ject or presentation for the
Queens Community, these
grants can help pay for
items like administration
fees, artist’s fees, material
fees, venue rentals and mar-
keting and promotion costs.
The guidelines and the
online grant application for
the 2017 grant cycle is found
on the QCA website: queen-
scouncilarts.org/qaf
The Queens Art Fund is
made possible in part by the
New York City Department
of Cultural Affairs in part-
nership with the City Coun-
cil and the New York State
Counci l on the Ar ts wi th
the suppor t of Governor
Cuomo and the New York
State Legislature. Queens
Counci l on the Ar ts is the
borough-wide ar ts counci l
of Queens. The mission of
the Queens Counci l on the
Ar ts is to foster, and de-
velop the ar ts in Queens
County and to suppor t in-
dividual ar t ists and ar ts
organizat ions in present-
ing their cul tural diversi ty
for the benef i t of the com-
muni ty.
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