From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: Titania

Mia as Titania: Hunts Point Bronx

Chris Arnade (who took the above photograph) writes:

Every year a group of children from HPAC perform a Shakespeare play, this year its A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The two performances will be this Saturday and Sunday. I spend lots of time in Hunts Point documenting the struggles of the neighborhood, so seeing these children and the hope they represent is especially satisfying. It is a true thing of beauty.

Mia, here dressed as Titania, wants to grow up to be a fashion designer. I asked Mia what she learned from spending the year preparing and she said “Everybody has a charchater inside of them, a character that can express many things.” When I asked her about Hunts Point she said “Its good and bad. Lots of people litter, curse, and do drugs. Thats bad. There are so many different cultures you can explore. I like that.” When I asked how she wanted to be described, she said “Unique.”

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool, Part II: Thespians

Twelfth Night Actors: Hunts Point Bronx

Chris Arnade (who took the above photograph) writes:

I been working with this nonprofit Hunts Point Alliance for Children. The children (12 -14 years of age) are going to perform Twelfth Night tonight in Bronx and tomorrow in Manhattan… Do you mind posting the link to the play? They have been working really hard and the money goes to a great charity.

Done!

Twelfth Night (as performed by the Hunts Point Children’s Shakespeare Ensemble)
May 22, 2011 at 6:00 p.m.
Five Angels Theater
789 10th Avenue
New York, New York 10019

NOTE: While this show is free a R.S.V.P. is required!

Miss Heather

 

Crosstown Local Photo Du Jour: What Would Nietzsche Do?

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From the Queens-bound platform at Greenpoint Avenue.

Miss Heather

Crosstown Local Photos Du Jour: What A Piece Of Work Is The Crosstown Local

May 5, 2009 ·
Filed under: Crazy People, Crosstown Local, Greenpoint Magic 

Nassau Avenue

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O Wonder!

How many goodly creatures are there here!
How beauteous mankind is! O Brave new world
That has such people in it!

Greenpoint Avenue

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What piece of work is a man the G train! how noble in reason! how infinite in faculty! in form and moving how express and admirable! in action how like an angel! In apprehension how like a god! the beauty of the world! the paragon of animals! And yet, to me, what is this quintessence of dust? man delights not me: no, nor woman neither, though by your smiling you seem to say so. — William Shakespeare, Hamlet, Act II, Scene II

Miss Heather

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