Materials For The Arts Launches “MFTA After Hours,” Offering Evening Shopping Hours To DOE Educators For First Time

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MEDIA ALERT: ON THURSDAY, MAY 4, MATERIALS FOR THE ARTS LAUNCHES “MFTA AFTER HOURS,” OFFERING EVENING SHOPPING HOURS TO DOE EDUCATORS FOR THE FIRST TIME

On Thursday, May 4 at 5pm, Materials for the Arts – a program of the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs – will kick off a new initiative specifically designed for DOE educators:

MFTA After Hours.

For the first time, shopping hours at MFTA’s 35,000 square-foot warehouse in Long Island City, Queens will be extended to 7pm, expanding access for DOE educators beyond the end of the school day.

Now, educators from MFTA’s 1,800+ partner public schools will be able to schedule visits to access the vast array of free supplies available at MFTA after the school day ends on the first Thursday of each month. This kick off ceremony will include remarks from NYC Cultural Affairs Commissioner Laurie Cumbo, demonstrations by MFTA Education Center staff, and more.


In Attendance:

Laurie Cumbo, Cultural Affairs Commissioner

Tara Sansone, MFTA Executive Director

Paul Thompson, Executive Director, NYC Public School Arts Office

John Kaiser, MFTA Director of Education

DOE Educators

This event will be held at Materials for the Arts, 33-00 Northern Boulevard, 3rd Floor , Queens, NY 11101

Banner Image: Supplies for kids. Image Credit – L Gould


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NYC Department Of Cultural Affairs

The New York City Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA) is the largest municipal funder of culture in the country and is committed to providing access to art and culture for all New Yorkers.

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