Member Spotlight:


Alexa Fairchild Local Program Director Turnaround Arts: New York City

I direct Turnaround Arts: New York City, a program run by The Kennedy Center that transforms priority schools through the strategic use of the arts. For ten years, I ran school programs at the Brooklyn Museum, leading a talented team of educators and hosting kids and teachers for fun, engaging gallery experiences. My professional life includes serving on the Board of Directors for the Museum Education Roundtable and contributing as a peer reviewer to its publication, the Journal of Museum Education. I'm an advisor to the Women's International Leadership Program at International House and ArtWorks NYC, and I served two years as president of the New York City Museum Educators Roundtable. I've worked at the Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia (U.B.C.) in my hometown of Vancouver, Canada; Lower East Side Tenement Museum; and Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine. My graduate degrees are from Bank Street College of Education (M.S. in Ed.) and U.B.C. (M.A. in Art History). And when I'm not geeking out about the arts and education you’ll find me careening down the side of a mountain, on skis or a bike, depending on the season. I tweet as @alexainbrooklyn.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

With Music in Mind at Brooklyn Museum

Where: Brooklyn Museum
200 Eastern Parkway
Brooklyn, New York

When:3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Workshop Organizer: CaringKind's connect2culture program

In collaboration with Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, CaringKind will pilot a program engaging individuals with dementia and their caregivers through performance-based music. Bringing together musicians from a Grammy award-winning chamber orchestra and New York City’s families affected by Alzheimer’s and other dementias, this partnership offers a shared musical experience in two of connect2culture’s community partners in Brooklyn and the Bronx. Following the performance, meet the musicians over light refreshment at a social tea. To register or for more information: CaringKind, 24-hour Helpline, 646-744-2900

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