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New Arts Horizons Program Guide

We are pleased to announce our updated arts-in-education program guide for schools and communities. Follow the link to explore our updated and innovative live-performance assemblies, arts-in-education workshops, family workshops and professional development sessions. Learn about our specialized programs for early childhood, students with special needs, hospital schools, seniors, virtual programs and more!

Warm Up Your Winter with Arts Horizons!

Warm Up Your Winter with Arts Horizons! Book your in-person or virtual workshop, assembly, or professional development now! Our programs our fully customizable to suit your programming and budgeting needs. For further information on any of our programs, please contact us!

201-567-1766 or 212-268-7219

NYC DOE Arts for ELL+SWD & Family Engagement Partnerships (2021-2022)

Arts Horizons wishes you and your loved ones a very Happy New Year! Despite the Omicron variant causing widespread COVID-19 outbreaks worldwide, we are starting off 2022 on a very positive note with some great news from the New York City Department of Education (NYC DOE). We are pleased to announce that we will be partnering with 16 schools in Brooklyn, Bronx, Manhattan, and Queens through the NYC DOE’s Arts Partnership Grants. This will be our eighth season participating in programs funded by the Arts for English Language Learners and Students with Disabilities (ELL+SWD) and the Arts for Family Engagement (Family Engagement) grants. We congratulate each of our school partners listed below and look forward to providing quality arts programs with our collaborating educators, staff, and students throughout the winter and spring.

M052: Harold O. Levy School
M401: Hospital Schools
X025: The Bilingual School
X109: Sedgwick
X303: The Leadership & Community Service Academy
K633: High School for Medical Professions
K507: Performing Arts & Technical High School
K503: The School of Discovery
K197: The Kings Highway Academy
Q670: Robert F. Kennedy High School
Q190: Russell Sage

X025: The Bilingual School
Q135: The Bellaire School

For more information, please contact:

Kiran Rajagopalan
Director of New York Programs 
212-268-7219 ext. 113
201-567-1766 ext. 113

Marion Ahamat
Program Assistant
212-268-7219 ext. 105
201-567-1766 ext. 105

Creative Spirits Programs for Senior Living

Did you know about our specialized programs for creative aging? The Arts Horizons Creative Spirits Programs for Senior Living provide participatory, hands-on engagements in the arts which reduce boredom, depression, and anxiety. Our lively programs increase creativity, stimulation, cognition, self-esteem, and self-expression for our elder communities. Programs take place in senior centers, independent and assisted living facilities, retirement communities, memory impaired unites, skilled nursing facilities, libraries, and community centers.

We have provided programs at many facilities, including the Southeast Senior Center for Independent Living in Englewood, NJ; Silver Linings Old Bridge Township; Flushing House in Queens, NY; CareOne in Livingston, NJ; Jewish Home for the Aged in Rivervale, NJ; Quail Brook Senior Center in Somerset, NJ; CareOne in Moorestown, NJ; Warrenbrook Senior Center in Warren, NJ; and Winchester Gardens in Maplewood, NJ.

Currently, we are working with our senior living partners to provide participatory arts programs and family workshops that combat the social isolation that has been profoundly exacerbated in the global pandemic. Some of our featured programs include:

  • Book Arts
  • Dance Through the Ages
  • Digital Photography
  • Memory Boxes
  • Percussion
  • Photography
  • Portraiture
  • Seniors Soundtracks for Life

For more information or to book a program, contact:
Stephanie E. Bostic
Manager of NJ Programs
201-567-1766 ext. 114
stephanie @

Happy Holidays From Arts Horizons

Help Arts Horizons Reach Our Goal

We are almost 50% towards our year-end fundraising goal. Thank you! Your contribution of any amount is deeply appreciated and helps Arts Horizons bring the power of the arts to schools and communities to educate, heal, and unite.

Arts Horizons provides students, families, and seniors with equitable experiences in the arts. As our world reemerges, forever changed, from a global pandemic, the arts and the mission of Arts Horizons is essential for helping the greater community create, cope, and heal. We offer youth and seniors virtual and in-person opportunities to engage the arts through dance, music, theater, visual arts—including fashion design, graffiti art, and recyclable art—group artmaking, storytelling, and more.

Through the dedication of our staff and our relationships with our school and community partners, we create hands-on, artistic, cultural, shared experiences, with emphasis on reaching marginalized students and underserved schools. The extraordinary artists, schools, staff, and other stakeholders who partner with Arts Horizons drive our work. Leaders in their field, our professional teaching artists bring their international expertise from Broadway and off-Broadway stages, bands, dance troupes, and art studios into classrooms, hospital schools, senior centers, and hybrid environments. Our elementary school through high school partners provide an open door to invigorate and enhance learning for youth. Our staff is committed to uplifting students and teachers, through dynamic and engaging artist-in-residence programs, live performance workshops and assemblies, and professional development. We work together to develop programs that educate, inspire, and heal, creating access to art as a means for expressing pain, healing, and hope, and bolstering the next generation of creative leaders for social change.

Together, we can emerge from this global pandemic through shared expressions of artistry, culture, tradition, vitality, and creativity.

Honoring the Loss of Ms. Nai Ni Chen

Arts Horizons is deeply saddened by the loss of Ms. Nai-Ni Chen.  We are honored to have worked with Nai-Ni and her company for nearly three decades to bring the rich tradition of Chinese Art into the schools and communities. Thousands of youth have participated in her live performance assembly programs, “The Art of Chinese Dance,” which introduces students to the elegance and beauty of Chinese culture. Through the language of movement, the dancers reveal the richness of China’s long history and complex heritage. During the pandemic, Ms. Chen and her company shared the artistry of Chinese dance to virtual classrooms presenting dances including the Ribbon Dance, Long Spear Dance, Fan Dance, Tai Ping Drum Dance and more.

We treasure the work of Nai-Ni Chen who has been dedicated to her dancers since 1982 working to integrate the concepts and aesthetics of Chinese classical art into the world of dance in America.  The themes of her work range from the poetic drama in Chinese traditional legends, to the highly abstract, elegant lines of Chinese Calligraphy. Each dance reflects her personal vision as an Asian Artist living in America.

We honor the rich legacy of Ms. Chen and the artistic traditions she has shared with our communities. Our thoughts go out to her loved ones and her company members at this time.

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