5th Annual Encore Cabaret

This is a very special event because it brings together current performing arts students with alumni performing arts students in an evening celebrating the talents of John Jay’s arts community. This year’s show will be bigger and better than ever (and it’s very difficult to improve on last years!!!) and we’re even featuring works of JJHS’s fine arts students for the first time.
Please join us — tickets and info. are available on EventBrite (or at the door) at the following link:
You can also buy tickets at the door.  This is ArtsALIVE!’s biggest fundraising event of the year, so even if you can’t attend, please consider donating.

This year’s show will be spectacular! Here’s footage from last year. Enjoy!


Some photos from Encore Cabaret 2016:

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Annual Field Trip to Lincoln Center 2016

Dear ArtsAlive!

I wanted to thank you all for sponsoring our 2016 trip to Lincoln Center on April, 29th. Nearly 55 students in Music History & Theory and Music Technology, traveled to NYC to visit Lincoln Center and all it has to offer. Students participated in a a backstage tour, heard the NY Philharmonic in concert featuring former John Jay Alumnus Carter Brey playing Schumann’s Cello Concerto, and attended an evening performance featuring the music of Louis Armstrong at B.B. Kings.  Lead trumpet player Joey Morant, asked our students to join him onstage to play during the finale; Neal LaPolla, Jack Bandon, Tom Miritello, and Cooper Klares were more than happy to volunteer.  It was supper exciting for all the students to see their peers debut at B. B. Kings!  Overall, it was a fun-filled day celebrating our love of music!

ArtsAlive! is a true partner in every sense of the word, which is evidenced by your commitment to sponsor these exceptional artistic opportunities for our students year after year. Thank you so much for your continued support; the students and I greatly appreciate it!!!

Amy Geiger

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Wilderness workshops with artist Maggie Zander

To the Folks of ArtsAlive!

Thank you for supporting me in bringing more hands-on art and creative expression into my work day. Maggie’s work with the Wilderness students was successful and spilled over into all my 10th grade classes… and will continue to spill over into all my classes to come. This work has already touched hundreds of students.

These images show a taste of the work we did in Wilderness but please stop by the L202 classroom to see more. Thanks to all of you, my teaching is more balanced, profound and fulfilling. You are much appreciated.

Best, Jill

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Encore Cabaret 4: December 22, 2015!

The fourth annual John Jay Encore Cabaret will take place before the holidays this year, on Dec 22 at 7pm. Advance tickets are on sale at eventbrite at this link

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Spanish class visit to Frida Kahlo exhibit at NY Botanical Gardens

The students from Maria Vales’s Spanish classes visited the NYC Botanical Gardens for an exhibit about Frida Kahlo. Here is a photo of one of the groups attending. JJHS-FRIDA KAHLO-NYBG 2015

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Order your Wall of the Arts plaque before April 30!

The deadline to order a Wall of the Arts plaque is April 30. The order form can be found here, and click here to view the information page.

The new plaques will be celebrated with a reception before the Variety Show at the end of the year. Details to follow!

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Come celebrate the grand opening of the JJHS student art gallery!

paintingThis invitation came from the Art faculty at John Jay High School:

Students will exhibit drawings, paintings, ceramics, films, photographs and animation at the JJHS Rite of Spring Art Show!

The opening reception will take place on Thursday, March 19 from 6:00-8:30 (opening night of Grease!) in the new gallery (main entrance hallway). Refreshments will be served. The event is free and open to the public.

We hope to see some of you there.


Judi Offenberg
Julie Evans Kaser
Amy Stockfield
Diane Nerwen


The expenses for the creation of this art gallery were funded entirely by money raised from parents and community of the Katonah Lewisboro School District. Thank you all for your generous donations!

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Encore Cabaret 3 Lineup

The Encore Cabaret 3 is shaping up to be a great show! 7:30 on Saturday, January 10th. Tickets for sale at the door starting at 7PM.
Here is the lineup of fantastic talent!

Zander Bolgar – Lighting
Nick Barasch
Keely Bochichio-Spios
Amanda Catrini
Andre Catrini – Musical Director
Kai Davino-Collins
Thomas DeVittorio
Philip Eng
Kristin Kelleher
John Anthony Loffredo
Evan McReddie
Brian Porco – Technical Director
Tomm Polos – Master of Ceremonies
Emma Wellington

Current Students
Brandon Alexander
Abigail Gabor
Sam Johnston
Emily Knutsson
Jessica Li
Christina Martino
Sarah McMahon
Morgan Milone
Bailey Owen
Carly Post
Jessica Rooney
Charlotte Thompson
Sarah Zuk

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Encore Cabaret 3!

EC3 Poster 2014

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Reflections 2014!

ArtsALIVE! teamed up with the Reflections club led by Dr. Hefferon to publish the 2013-2014 edition of Reflections, the JJHS Literary and Visual Arts Magazine, beautifully printed in full color with amazing fiction, poetry and artwork from over 25 students. Still available – get your copy!Reflections 2014 cover

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