Supporters of the arts were out in full force Wednesday evening at H on The Harbor. They were there to learn about new initiatives of HEARTS, or Helping Enrich the Arts in Port Washington Public Schools.
HEARTS is the nonprofit behind , which last year in Port Washington Public Schools.
Wedensday evening's mixer and informational meeting was filled with music, hors’doerves, and of course mingling.
The organization’s Chairman and Founder Damon Gersh deemed the evening a success.
“HEARTS is thrilled with the overwhelming response we've received in support of the arts in Port Washington and it's public schools,” Gersh said.
“We're very proud of our accomplishments in our first year as a new community organization and look forward to continuing to grow the organization and make an even bigger impact in the years ahead,” he noted.
The groups is already committed to funding a new $3,000 dance workshop program for all kindergarteners attending Port Washington Schools. It also provided $3,500 in discretionary arts grants at the beginning of the school year to the district's HSA cultural arts committees to support the creative arts programs and resources provided to local students.
HEARTS is now in the early stages of planning its next PortFest Music, Arts and Community Festival, scheduled for May 11, 2013.
The group “will be looking for other opportunities to partner with those in our community who share a commitment to supporting, enriching and promoting the arts and arts education in Port Washington,” Gersh said. “We welcome volunteers who want to help our efforts.”
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