The Bridge Group Artists Exhibition
BEYOND REALITY at MoMA
"Ghetto Blue" by: Scott Zwiren
Museum of Modern Art/Bridge PartnershipThe Lewis B. & Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building at MoMA4 West 54th Street, NYCShow ran December 14th, 2012 - January 31st, 2013All the art is for sale by the artists, and you can find the catalog of art HERE.
Spin Table Tennis Event
The Bridge Make A Differnce Committee
Jan. 24, 2013 6-8pm
48 East 23rd Street, NYC
Beyond Reality Show at Gallery 300
"Escher in the Garden" by: Patricia Doherty
BEYOND REALITY - The Bridge Group Artist exhibit runs from November 13th - December 8th.
Opening reception on November 13, 2012 from 1:15-8pm
Remarks- 1:30 pm & 7 pm
The Bridge 58th Anniversary Partners in Caring Awards Dinner
June 8, 2012 at The Essex House
This year's Honorees -
- Individual Partner in Caring: Kenneth Fisher, Senior Partner at Fisher Brothers and Chairman of the Fisher House Foundation. See his speech HERE .
- Corporate Partner in Caring: Howard Rothschild, President of the Realty Advisory Board on Labor Relations, Inc.
- Government Partner in Caring: Richard N. Gottfried, NYS Assembly Member, Chair, NYS Assembly Committee on Health
Make a Difference Committee Wine Tasting Fundraiser
On May 8th, 2012, members and prospective-members of The Bridge Make a Difference Committee gathered at the Chelsea Wine Vault for an exciting night of wine tasting. This was the Committee's inaugural event and was a great success. We received a first-classed education in each wine we tasted, how it was made and where it came from, as well as guidance on how to think about wine pairings with food.
After we had made our way through all the wine samples, the group went on a special tour of the largest wine cellar in NYC. Set up like a huge wine-library, the wine cellar housed an impressive collection of private wine storage cages for some of the city's most elite individuals and restaurants. The chilly 55 degree and 80% humidity was a bit jarring but was no match for our collective awe at this huge cellar.
We would especially like to thank the Committee Chair and Bridge Board Member Laurie Melton, who graciously sponsored this event. And Thanks again to all who attended. To view all the pictures of the event please check out our Flickr. We can't wait for our next event.
Tilden Gardens Groundbreaking Ceremony
In photo from left to right: Xamayla Rose, from The Office of Brooklyn Borough President, Marty Markowitz - Hon. Rhoda Jacobs, New York State Assembly - Hon. Mathieu Eugene, New York City Council - Cynthia C. Wainwright, President of the Board of Directors of The Bridge - Moira Tashjian, Director of Housing Development & Support, NYS Office of Mental Health - Dr. Peter Beitchman, CEO, The Bridge - Ruth Corn Roth, Board Member, The Bridge - Sheldon Dorsey, Facilities Planner, NYS Office of Mental Health
The groundbreaking ceremony for Tilden Gardens, at 2513 Tilden Avenue in the Flatbush section of Brooklyn, went off without a hitch on Friday, April 27th. Brooklyn Borough President, Marty Markowitz, even presented a proclamation declaring the day "The Bridge Tilden Gardens Groundbreaking Celebration Day in Brooklyn, USA"!
Expressions Art Exhibit
On Top: "Self Portrait" by Patricia Doherty
On Bottom: "The Scarlet Coast" by Ira Brewer
Thanks to Board member Ron Cruikshank, The Bridge Group Artists had an Art Show entitled "Expressions" at The Gallery of the Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church.
Midtown Art Gallery Tour
Following on the success of the inaugural Friends of the Bridge Art Program Art Tour to the Lower East Side, we bring you another exclusive guided tour of some of the most interesting art galleries situated around the intersection of 57th Street and 5th Avenue in Manhattan. Date: Saturday, March 3, 2012
Groundbreaking Ceremony: Bridge Gardens Veterans Residence
January 6th, 2012 - 2265 Bathgate Avenue, Bronx, NY (183rd Street)
From left to right:
- Cheryl Simmons, Policy Director for Congressman Jose E. Serrano
- Scott Edwards, President NYS Homeless Housing and Assistance Corporation
- Commissioner Seth Diamond, NYC Department of Homeless Services
- Adolfo Carrion, Regional Administrator NY & NJ, HUD
- Julie Irwin, VA Network Homeless Care Line Manager, NY & NJ
- Albert Alvarez, Chief of Staff for NYC Councilmember Joel Rivera's office
- Diane Louard-Mihel, Director, NY Corporation for Supportive Housing
- Dr. Peter Beitchman, Executive Director, The Bridge
- Cynthia Wainwright, President, The Bridge Board of Directors
Lower East Side Gallery Tour:
On Decmber 10th and 11th, 2011, this speacial tour was lead by curator Stephen Hepworth with collector and Bridge Board Member Alice Kosmin. They weaved a path through the Lower East Side to introduce some of the more interesting galleries and the artists they exhibit.
Bridge Goup Artists Past Shows:
IMAGINATION - (December 2011) The Bridge Groups Artists show IMAGINATION debuted at MoMA then moved to The Bridge - Gallery 300. IMAGINATION was chosen as the theme of this year's partnership. Imagination can be defined as "the act or power of forming a mental image of something not present to the senses or never before wholly perceived in reality." Putting these images on paper, on canvas or in clay provides a way for artists to understand and express themselves. View and download the full catalog here.
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STUFF – (November, 2010) This exhibit is part of the innovative approach The Bridge takes toward cultivating the success of clients. This remarkable art exhibit and display of talent debuted at MoMA. Take a look at the pictures on Flickr.
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REFLECTIONS – (November, 2009) Created with MoMA, this mixed media exhibition concentrates on Self Portraits. Robin Holland, Portrait Photographer, donated her talent and time to photograph the nine artists that worked on their Self Portraits. Personal themes were also explored. This exhibition represents the work of eleven Bridge artists.
Bridge Annual Gala:
The 57th Anniversary Partners in Caring Awards Dinner 2011 was a great success. In the beautiful setting of the Central Park Boathouse, supporters of The Bridge took in the theme of "A Night in Venice" while mingling amongst Venetian stilt-walkers, a robust silent auction, and a Venetian mask-maker. This year's event raised more money than last year, with the proceeds going to support The Bridge's broad range of services, including homeless housing initiatives for recent veterans, as well as the horticultural training program and urban farms.
The three honorees of the night who have made significant contributions that have positively impacted the lives of many Bridge clients, gave truly inspiring speeches throughout the night. Ron Garfunkel, President & CEO of Service Directions, Inc. received the Caring Award presented to him by Albert E. Mayas. Then NYC Council Speaker Christine Quinn, was honored as the 2011 Government Partner, and G. Oliver Koppell, Council Member, the New York City Council accepted the award on her behalf. And finally, George Ball, Chairman & CEO of W. Atlee Burpee & Co. and the Burpee Foundation, was presented the Individual Partner Award by Mel P. Barkan for being the founding supporter of The Bridge Horticultural Training Program and Urban Farms. Take a look at the event pictures on our Flickr.
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Bridge Volunteer Outings:
In May 2011 Community TeamWorks (CTW) volunteers from Goldman Sachs recently helped to plant in our Urban Farm at the Upper East Side residence in Manhattan. Under the tutelage of our partners at the Horticultural Society of New York, the volunteers helped to get the garden ready for summer's bounty.
The garden now looks fantastic! Check out all the wonderful pictures on our Flickr. But it's not only beautiful; it's functional as well. Our Urban Farms are an integral part of our integrated approach to mental and physical health. Growing some of our own vegetables teaches clients how to eat healthier, as well as provides them with a sense of accomplishment and pride for cultivating them. Lunch for the clients and volunteers was prepared using vegetables that can be found in the garden, and the whole event was topped off with the planting of a commemorative peach tree.
This past August 2011, the summer staff put on a Personalized Recovery Oriented Services (PROS) client talent show to conclude their time at The Bridge. The show went off without a hitch to a fully packed house, and the talents on display were truly impressive.
Every client in the show is in The Bridge PROS program. Most performances were songs and poems, with many being original compositions. Check out our pictures on Flickr and video of some of the rap, guitar and poetry performances on YouTube! All performers got a certificate of participation, and there was a prize raffle drawing at the end. Four lucky winners got gift bags filled with groceries donated by Trader Joe's Markets, and another lucky two received Subway Restaurant gift cards. Take a look at the pictures on Flickr!