There are many ways to participate in BEAT programs and workshops! Please view our upcoming events and ongoing program offerings listed below.
- Rising Change-Maker Scholarship Award Submissions through November 5, 2020
- RSVP for our Virtual Gala on November 19, 2020
- 12-Week BEAT Breakers: Breakin'/Street Style Dance Class, from October 2020 - December 2020
Rising Change-Maker Search
At this year's Gala on November 19, BEAT will name our first ever Rising Change-Maker! One lucky person aged 14-18 will receive $1,000 to further their commitment to the arts.
Know a young person who uses music and art to uplift their community? Nominate them by Thursday, November 5, 2020, and join us at our Virtual Gala when we announce our lucky winner.
RSVP for our Virtual Gala on November 19, 2020
On November 19, 2020 at 6:00PM EST, BEAT will host its first Virtual Gala on the theme Hip Hop and Hope.
We have an ambitious goal of $20,000 to support our programming this year and into the next. Your support is crucial to our efforts to provide some calm, stress relief, and continuity to young people navigating this unprecedented and challenging year.
As we look ahead to a world forever changed by this pandemic, there’s never been a greater need for fun, interactive, and fully virtual arts programming for youth and disabled people quarantined in their homes. You CAN make an impact.
- $25 -- our Suggested Minimum Donation for Virtual Gala Ticket -- gives one student free access to two (2) workshops in our beatboxing, bboy/bgirl, lyricism and music production, or visual art program.
- $50 -- Suggested Ticket Donation to DOUBLE your impact -- gives one student free access to four (4) workshops in our beatboxing, bboy/bgirl, lyricism and music production, or visual art program.
- $100 gives one student free access to eight (8) workshops.
- $250 (BEAT Believer Sponsor) funds one (1) free workshop for 15 students at a public library.
- $500 (BEAT Benefactor Sponsor) funds five (5) free workshops for up to 75 students at public libraries.
- $1,000 (BEAT Gold Sponsor) funds a 10-week program for up to 15 at one school or partner site.
- $2,500 (BEAT Platinum Sponsor) funds 1 year of programming for 30 students at one school or partner site.
- $5,000 (BEAT Keystone Sponsor) funds 1 year of programming for up to 30 students at two schools or partner sites.
This year’s honorees include 10-time Grammy Award winner Bobby McFerrin, renowned disability dance group ILL-Abilities, and AHRC Transition Developer Jonathon Epstein -- three entities who embody hope in their tireless advocacy for the arts. BEAT will also announce our first ever Rising Change-Maker, a young person aged 14-18 years old that uses their musical talents to uplift their community. They join the growing list of prominent figures BEAT has previously honored, such as Congressman Charles Rangel, Hip Hop Historian Joe Conzo, and Beatbox legend Rahzel the Godfather of Noise.
BEAT is a NYC-based non-profit organization whose mission is to transform the lives of youth and people with disabilities through creative self-expression rooted in Hip Hop culture. The lockdown in March sent shockwaves through our organization, as it did around the world -- but, what keeps us awake at night is figuring out how we can continue to creatively deliver our critical programs to the vulnerable communities we serve.
BEAT’s efforts to sustain NYC’s communities through difficult times using art is their way of emulating the joy and generative improvisation that is at the heart of Hip Hop. YOU make that possible!
The one-hour event will feature both live and pre-recorded content, as well as a few surprises you won’t want to miss. Attendees will also receive a special gift so that everyone feels the bond of the BEAT family, whether near or afar.
Check out this recap of our 2019 Gala to see what fun is in store.
12-Week BEAT Breakers: Breakin'/Street Style Dance Class
Need to add more fun, physical activity to your child's life?
Our BEAT Breakers: Breakin’/Street Style Dance workshop is incredibly energetic and interactive as it teaches the fundamentals of the toprock, downrock, power moves, and freezes that have made breakin’ and street dance iconic around the world.
Each workshop teaches the importance of body movement, awareness, and emotional wellbeing, while helping young people understand how to lead a healthier lifestyle. Learn the history of these amazing moves as you work up a sweat all from the comfort of your home!
Classes meet on Tuesdays from October 6-December 22, at 4:00-4:45pm EST.
Free access to The BEATbox Band -- a fun, interactive beatboxing video series for kids!
Need something that gets you moving? Then register your child for 12-weeks of breakin'/street style dance classes with us through Outschool for a small fee.
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