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Take Action for North End Youth: Meeting TONIGHT, Email, & Petition

Important event and action happening TONIGHT at 5:30 PM:


*IF YOU CAN’T ATTEND THIS MEETING, THERE ARE OTHER IMPORTANT STEPS YOU CAN TAKE (see: Email Banking & Petition instructions in the Facebook Event)*

MEETING: On February 27th, there will be a community meeting during which the proposed resolution will be considered by Finance & Government Operations Commission about which organization that will be given access to the building formerly occupied by the Green Street Arts Center will be announced. Currently it is between the Middletown Green Community Center (MGCC) and St. Vincent de Paul. We are urging that the building go to MGCC for the reasons listed in the email banking script. This City decision is crucial for ensuring the well-being of the youth of the North End and Middletown!!! Attend this community meeting to show your support for MGCC.

Date: Wednesday, February 27
Time: 5:30 PM
Place: Middletown City Hall (245 Dekoven Dr, Middletown, Connecticut 06457)
Facebook Event

Tutoring Programs Info Session

TOCStutoringhere are so many groups at Wesleyan working with children that it can be hard to choose just one. Aspiring tutors sometimes join the first program they hear about rather than selecting an organization based on the target age group, time commitment, academic subject, and program structure. To help you pick the group that’s right for you, the Office of Community Service is hosting an information session where representatives from several tutoring programs on campus will talk about their work and answer your questions.

Whether you’re providing homework help and dance classes at Green Street or doing long division at Macdonough School, tutoring and mentoring are fun and effective ways to engage with the community. If you receive Federal Work-Study, you can get paid for volunteering with an OCS literacy program.

Date: Thursday, September 11th, 2014
Time: 7:00 PM
Place: PAC 002

Musical Mentoring Program

Apparently, musicianship isn’t just about the gigs, the jams, and the hot groupies. Evan Scarlett ’14 wants you to give back to the community:

Do you play an instrument? Do you love working with kids? The musical mentoring program allows Wesleyan students to teach music lessons to children in Middletown. The program runs Monday through Wednesday from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. at the Green Street Arts Center and the MacDonough Elementary School. Contact Jeremy Crimm (jcrimm@wes) or Evan Scarlett (escarlett@wes) if interested.

Date: Starting Monday, September 9th, 2013
Time: 3:30–5 p.m.
Place: Green Street Arts Center or MacDonough Elementary School
Contact: jcrimm@wes and escarlett@wes

Middletown Potluck Tonight


Ari Ebstein ’16 is hungry for community bonding, and you should be, too:

Come to a Middletown Potluck today @ Green Street Arts Center, 5:30-8:00

Middletown and Wesleyan poets and jammers will be there, as will delicious food, and many new friends! Bring some homies, perhaps a dish or two, and if you’re feeling inspired, a poem or acoustic song to share.

Alls free, but we appreciate anyone who brings food. :)

Date: Sunday, April 21
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Place: Green Street Arts Center
Cost: Free (bring friends, food, poetry or an acoustic song to share)

Call for Proposals for Green St. After School Program, Fall 2013

Here’s another one from your dedicated Green Street correspondent, Whoever Puts Up the Post ’13:

In the interest of expanding the curriculum offered to students in our After School programming, we are currently seeking  proposals for innovative and invigorating arts, science, math, and interdisciplinary courses at the Green Street Arts Center (which is also now home to PIMMS,  the Project to  Increase the Mastery of Mathematics and Science).  Green Street currently offers After School programming to 1st-8th grade students, who elect to enroll in classes from one to five days per week.  Classes are typically one hour long and meet once per week.  Classes for middle school students are offered on Mondays through Fridays from 3-4:00 p.m and 4-5:00 p.m., while classes for 1st-5th graders are scheduled from 4-5:00 p.m.We currently offer classes in Visual Arts, Dance and Movement, Music, Theater, Science, and interdisciplinary topics, as well.  More specifically, our most recent After School course offerings have included such topics as:  graffiti, fashion design, animation, art & science, digital photography, mask making, playwriting, improvisational theater, breakdance, hip hop, capoeira, circus, clowning, yoga, songwriting, instrumental music, African drumming, science experiments, sign language, Spanish culture, and more. We strongly encourage the proposal of interdisciplinary classes, especially classes which explore the intersections of art, math, and science.

Music Video: Seniors Drop “Late Night F******” for Music History Class

Heads up: “F*****” is either not what you think it is, or exactly what you hope it is.

Who needs an established music career in order to come up with solid music and entertaining videos? Definitely not the group that calls itself the Foss Hill Five, whose catalog of music up to this point was… nonexistent. But in MUSC 108, that doesn’t matter.

You heard right: “Late Night F*****” was written, recorded, and produced for a class right here at Wesleyan, a class that I myself am in. The incomparable (and so very liberal-arts sounding) “History of Rock and R&B” has its students team up to create songs, music videos, and even a class magazine for both a midterm and final project. Well, in addition to a test, which I am procrastinating studying for by writing up this blog post.

Aside from us boring people who wrote essays or designed a publication, some students rapped, remixed, re-instrumented, or re-sung existing tunes. But the most creative students went original, composing their own music, lyrics, and performing it all themselves.

That was the route taken by the ensemble of Henry Molofsky ’13 (Keyboard, Bass Synth, Lyrics, Composition), Adam Brudnick ’13 (Guitar, Production), Camille Bordet-Sturla ’13 (Vocals), Michael Zazzaro ’13 (Guitar, Composition) and Alex Kuwada ’13 (Vocals, Lyrics), who devised “Late Night F*****” as an ode to “the ultimate Wesleyan weekend transition: from partying on Fountain to ordering Falafel Cart.”

Get your mind out of the gutter— “F*****” is just “Falafel.” Watch the video above, and then read more about this epic, school-mandated collaboration

Middletown Potluck Tonight


Really cool message from Ari Ebstein ’16 about an awesome event tonight, urging you to come eat and hopefully also make some food!

Middletown Potluck is happening tonight! It is a space for Wesleyan students and Middletown residents to come together and break bread. Bring food to share with new friends; bring stories to share about yourself; bring open ears, heart, and mind. Let’s create community one meal at a time. :)

Featured speakers on the theme of the Middletown Experience will be:

  • Nur Moebius, who will tell her story of how she came to Middletown.
  • Arthur Moore, a 9th grade student at the Green Street Art Center interested in poetry and spoken word.
  • Jalen Alexander, tutoring coordinator for the Wesleyan affiliation with Traverse Square.

Free Capoeira Classes at Green Street


Dana Pellegrino ’12 gets straight to the point:

Capoeira is coming to the Green Street Arts Center! Wesleyan students will get a special discount for 6 classes, and if you want to try it out, the first class is free. Don’t miss out on this martial arts/dance synchrony.

Date: Friday, February 1st
Time: 5:30pm
Place: Green Street Arts Center
Cost: First class free, $72 for 6 classes