A day honoring water and our connection to the natural world.
Wednesday, July 20, 2022
Come for some, or stay for all.
Usdan Summer Camp for the Arts
185 Colonial Springs Road, Wheatley Heights, NY 11798
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A new, afternoon-long format of experiential events lets you engage with the art and beauty of the Usdan campus the way the students do: immersively.
Participate in all or part of the planned events. The Festival Performance and the picnic at midday offer a classic Usdan daytime experience; in the late afternoon, the World Premiere performance at the pools and post-show swim and mocktails offer a more festive vibe.
WHEN IS IT?
Come enjoy any or all!
11:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. Early Arrival
Get here early for a stress-free start to the day.
12 - 1 p.m. Festival Performances
Enjoy performances from Usdan's young artists and special guests. The festival performance will also be livestreamed. You can RSVP for the livestream here.
12 - 2 p.m. Picnic Lunch
Unwind in Usdan's beautiful picnic areas. You are welcome to bring your own food or request a prepared picnic when purchasing tickets. Parents and caregivers can join their children for lunch.
1 - 2 p.m. Open Studios
Take a walk among the trees and visit students in 60+ studios. Appreciate a full display by the Visual Art department, catch the dress rehearsal of Seussical the Musical, or see what students are creating throughout the campus.
1:55 - 3 p.m. World Premiere by Students & Renowned Orchestral Ensemble The Knights
Join us at the pools for a water-inspired music and dance piece created by Artists in Residence The Knights in collaboration with young Usdan artists.
3 - 5 p.m. Splash Bash
A post-show party with swimming, mocktails, live music, and nibbles at the pools.
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?
Prepare for High Heat + Fun + Festive + Practical
- Prepare for a very hot day - sunscreen, sunglasses, sunhats, and insect repellant are strongly encouraged. The campus includes misters and water bottle filling stations.
- Wear swimsuits if you want to sit on the pool's edge to experience the 1:55pm World Premiere. Bring swim gear if you just plan on swimming after 3pm, as you can change after the show. We will be selling towels.
- Expect to get your steps in - wear comfortable shoes.
- Masks are optional when outside, but encouraged if you would like to enter studios and see student work. Be mindful that Covid rates in the region are currently high and that these variants are highly contagious.
HOW MUCH IS IT?
Pick Your Price
Though we are working to raise money to support Usdan, it is very important to us that this event be welcoming and accessible to our whole community. While you are always welcome to pay-what-you-wish, we hope you will give as meaningfully as you can.
We recommend giving $100 per party member. Suggested sponsorship levels range from $60-500. The balance of donations above $60/person (the true cost of attending) are tax deductible.
All sponsorship levels grant access to the same events. There will be further opportunities to give at the Community Day & Fundraiser.
Suggested Sponsorship Levels
- $500 - Magic Mermaid
- $250 - Funky Frog
- $100 - Terrific Turtle (recommended gift per guest)
- $60 - Glorious Guppy (true cost of attending per guest)
WHAT IF I REALLY LOVE USDAN?
If you are able (and excited) to have a transformative impact on Usdan's young artists, we invite you to sponsor the event at a Leadership Level. Leadership Level sponsors will be recognized on the website, gala invitation, and at the event in remarks by Executive Director Lauren Brandt Schloss. Please contact Manager of Donor Relations Stella Shepherd at email@example.com if you have any questions about sponsorships.
- Ocean Level : $25,000
- Harbor Level: $15,000
- Cove Level: $7,500
- Lake Level: $5,000
- River Level: $2,500
- Tidepool Level: $1,750