New York City is Filled with Hundreds of Workshops Every Day Several of which are Free
Time Out’s List of 16 Things You Can Do in the City
We come in with a bang bringing you right off the bat 16 things you can do in the city from Time Out magazine. Time Out says that the workshops offered are some of the best in NYC so here’s your chance to get schooled in these fascinating classes in NYC, including language lessons, cooking workshops and photography classes. Time Out assures us that your education doesn’t have to stop at graduation: New Yorkers can constantly add to their skills in the wide range of fascinating classes in NYC.
Club Free Time Brings Us an Astounding 614 Free (and Almost Free) Workshops in New York City
Club Free Time says that free workshops are among the many low budget and inexpensive events New York City has to offer. They go on to say that The quality and quantity of free events, free things to do (such as workshops) that happen in New York City every day of the year is truly amazing. They want to make sure that you don’t miss the opportunities that only New York provides. So stop wondering where the listings for NYC Workshops are and start taking advantage of free thing to do in NYC today.
The New York Public Library is a Terrific Place to Attend Free Workshops
We the curators of this list are from Lights Camera Read and DigiComArts Workshops as well as the Platinum PIAs Community Awards Show for Artisticpreneurs. And since we’ve held media workhops for teens and young adults at the New York Public Library we’d be remiss if we were not to talk about the amazing NYC workshops and classes that are available at the NYPL. The New York Public Library offers more than 93,000 programs annually, serving everyone from toddlers to teens to seniors. All workshops and classes are free unless otherwise noted. Classes and workshops include English Classes, TechConnect Classes, Book Discussions and Celeste Bartos Education Center Services.
Workshops at DCTV Where the Platinum PIAs Were Held Two Years in a Row
The curators of this list held the Platinum PIAs two years in a row at the Downtown Community Television Center also known at DCTV and have used them as an educational and media resource for years. DCTV says that their NYC workshops provide people from all walks of life access to the skills they need to make media and tell their story. Offering over 150 affordable, hands-on workshops each year in all aspects of digital filmmaking and media arts, from basic video production to advanced editing and motion graphics, DCTV is a one-of-a-kind training facility that offers practical knowledge to everyone.
NYC Human Rights Workshops
The New York City Commission on Human Rights also known as NYCCHR works with organizations to provide free workshops and trainings to educate staff and community members about their rights and obligations under the law. The workshops are offered quarterly or on demand and include topics such as NYC Human Rights Law, working with Transgender Persons, Discrimination in Housing, Protections for Persons with Disabilities and more.
We did our best to bring you a variety of different kinds of NYC Workshops, hopefully at least one for every taste or need. The thing that is clear is that New York City is an incredible resource for so many things, one of which is NYC Workshops.
You Can Become an ArtisticPreneur
NYC Workshops got its start partnering with DigiComArts and Lights Camera Read to do media and artistic workshops at the New York Public Library with branches including Inwood, Morrisania, Grand Central and Columbus. These days the workshops of NYC Workshops are pretty much all on the web working with Art Gush, the online education site for ArtisticPreneurs. Lights Camera Read is also a part of the equation authoring the Art Gush courses. This works well for NYC Workshops since their and Lights Camera Read’s missions are aligned being that both organizations are concerned with empowering artists and small businesses so that they are able to create their own opportunities.
The success of shows like “Shark Tank” are showing that Entertainment Entrepreneurship is more and more frequently becoming a way that people are making their living. It can be scary at first launching your own business as an ArtisticPreneur but as the saying goes, if you “feel the fear and do it anyway” you can scale your way to success.
And the terrific news for ArtisticPreneurs is that as of the writing of this blog entry, Art Gush is in the midst of releasing a six part online course series entitled “How to Make Money as an Artist.” This is a topic near and dear to the hearts of many ArtisticPreneurs who are always on the lookout for ways of adding more artistic income streams to their bottom line.
Art Gush Empowerment
Traditionally NYC Workshops did its workshops live and in person. For years this occurred at the New York Public Library. Despite all the success that the workshops had there was something missing: not enough people were being reached with the programs. NYC Workshops had created wonderful courses but their content was something that was meant to share. Therefore in August of 2016, the Art Gush educational website was born. Initially the content featured the weekly and daily behind-the-scenes of the making of a feature film for less than 500 dollars. Literally 3 steps a day, seven days a week, those who were Art Gush members had the opportunity to learn first hand what to do if ever they ever wanted to make their own full length movie.
Then in April, 2018 NYC Create made its entrance. The loop was complete. NYC Create took on the job of letting folks know what the latest content was on Art Gush as well as presented tips to help artists of all kinds – musicians, writers, filmmakers etc. – promote themselves. In fact, NYC Create took on doing the newsletter that had been the domain of Lights Camera Read for years.
If you’re interested in learning more as well as being able to sign up for the NYC Create newsletter, you can do so at the NYC Create website.
John Yianni Stamas wrote an article on how to raise funds for a creative project. The article looks at two methods. Read the article and decide which one you like the best!
If you are an artistic person you may want to consider becoming an entrepreneur also known as ArtisticPreneur. The online courses at Art Gush are specifically developed to help ArtisticPreneurs take their careers to the next level.
The tradition of the Platinum PIAs Community Awards Show come out of NYC workshops! Back in 2010 after doing a community parade and community workshops, the PIAs were founded. And now all these years later they are still in motion. In fact tomorrow is the awards ceremony. If you would like to attend please go here.
Platinum PIAs Excitement
The Third Annual Platinum PIAs Awards in December 2012 occurred at the Helen Mills Theater in Manhattan. Lights Camera Read produced the First Annual Platinum PIAs in 2010 at the Tribeca Screening Room. For the Second Annual PIAs in 2011, Dramatics NYC came on board as a sponsor.
The mission of Lights Camera Read is to engage the community, businesses and artists in a collaborative educational process. The PIAs in turn give recognition to those who participate in this educational process. PIAs are presented in a variety of categories under two major headings which are community outreach and the beauty arts.
Hair stylist Harliquin “Harley” Merva is a unique example of someone who bridges “beauty arts” and “community outreach” and hence he received the Magic Neighbors Platinum PIA. Harliquin is both a sought after hair stylist as well as an accomplished theater director. He put both these skills to work when he was a guest artist with the Magic Neighbors Theater Company and performed for children of shelters at the Morrisania Branch of the New York Public Library.
And part of the excitement at the 2012 Platinum PIAs was the premier of a preview of “Lovington”. The “Lovington” number “Love Boat” was the grand finale of the PIAs last year and was a singing and dancing spectacular.
Harley is heading up the Star Stylist Platinum PIA division for this year’s PIAs.And now as we move toward the 4th Annual Platinum PIAs coming in January 2014, there is a heightened anticipation in regards to Harley’s participation.
This year during the countdown he is working with nine emerging hair stylists, each from a different Dramatics NYC salon location in Manhattan and each of whom is dedicated to honoring through hair fashion a particular New York profession.
For example, Levi – who is a talented stylist from the Dramatics West Village location – will be doing a hair fashion homage to New York City Make Up Artists.
Other professions being honored through fashion include Teachers, Musicians, Artists, Actors/Dancers, Firefighters, Secretaries, Hospital Staff and Veterans.