FANWOOD-SCOTCH PLAINS YMCA RALLYING THE COMMUNITY IN THE NAME OF ART
During October 3rd–9th, the Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA is inviting members of all ages and generations throughout the community to attend YMCA’s Arts Week – an annual week-long celebration showcasing the unique and diverse talents of artists through various forms of expression. Held at Ys nationwide in October — National Arts and Humanities Month — Arts Week is an initiative of the Y that promotes the power of art to educate, inspire and connect the entire community.
“Arts Week is about celebrating the influence of art and culture on youth and adults alike,” said Sheri Cognetti, Senior Program Director of the Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA.“It’s an opportunity to showcase artists’ work and to bring everyone together to experience and understand the pleasure and impact of the arts.”
All week long, the Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA will host a variety of activities for the community including artwork displayed from the Y’s members. Activities will be open to the public.
On October 6thof Arts Week, the Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA Fine Arts Program will host a Harvest Ball from 7:30–10:00 p.m. in honor of the YMCA’s National Arts Week. There will be refreshments from local chefs, art work from the high school, professional ballroom instruction, dance and acting presentations from the New Jersey Youth Theatre. To be held at the YMCA. There is a $25.00 per person for the Harvest Ball.
As a leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, the Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA works to help children, teens and adults discover their full potential by providing opportunities to learn, grow and thrive. By participating in the arts programs at the Y, children and adults have the opportunity to improve their creative and tactical skills, and well being because arts can be a stress-reliever for adults. They also socialize and build relationships, learn the art of group work, and share their enjoyment and passion with each other.
To learn more about YMCA’s Arts Week or the Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA’s arts programs, contact Sheri Cognetti at (908) 889- 8880 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For information on membership or programs, please visit the Y’s website at www.fanwoodscotchplainsymca.org. Financial assistance is available for those who qualify.