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Kids review famous paintings, prove the best art critics are 5 years old

Recently, British artist Jake Champn said in an interview it is not important to expose young children to art. The Huffington Post disagrees. To demonstrate (in a very unscientific way) that exposing children to art is anything but pointless, we turned to the Arts Camp at the West Side Y. The New York-based program is dedicated to exposing young people to a variety of art forms from dance to ceramics to painting. We visited the camp on the last day of its run, to talk to a group of kids ages five to six about famous art. Read more…

David Rossetti, Taylor Richardson, Derek Klena and More Set for LITTLE THEATER, BIG DREAMS Benefit

The West Side YMCA's Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater will present its 4th annual benefit cabaret, Little Theater, Big Dreams on Monday May 12th at 7PM. The Off-Broadway hidden gem, located inside the historic West Side Y, will play host to powerful performances from Broadway's brightest up-and-coming stars alongside their own Kids Company, a group of young (6-14 year old) triple-threats-in-training. All proceeds will benefit the on-going youth theatre programs supported by the Y's Strong Kids Campaign. Read more…