On Thursday, June 6th, Madison Square Boys & Girls Club, a youth development organization that provides after-school, Saturday and summer youth development programming to young people ages 6 to 18 in Harlem.
The event will take place in underresourced communities, this opening will celebrate the ribbon-cutting of its new Clubhouse at 50 Bradhurst Avenue in Harlem. The Clubhouse is named in honor of the Pinkerton Foundation, whose generous endowment will support a wide range of programming at the Clubhouse.
The ribbon-cutting ceremony and will include remarks from Madison executives, supporters, and friends. Vy Higginsen’s Sing Harlem Choir will also perform.
Designed by the renowned architecture and urban design firm Rogers Partners, the 45,000 square-foot Pinkerton Clubhouse contains modern educational spaces and recreational facilities including a soccer field and basketball court, as well as innovative visual and performing arts spaces including a music and production studio, screening room and digital media and technology lab. The Pinkerton Clubhouse is expected to officially open its doors to the local community in July of 2019.
Madison Square Boys & Girls Club Since 1884, Madison has been saving and enhancing the lives of youth by providing youth development services for children in New York City’s most disadvantaged communities. Programs are engineered to empower each member to achieve three priority outcomes: Academic Success, Good Character & Citizenship, and the adoption of a Healthy Lifestyle. Every day, Madison provides thousands of children with a safe and positive environment, one where fun is encouraged and positive role models are plentiful. A founding member of Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Madison Square Boys & Girls Club currently serves more than 5,000 youth, ages 6 to 18, at four Clubhouses throughout Brooklyn and the Bronx. www.madisonsquare.org.
Photo credit: The Madison Square Boys & Girls Club drawing.