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Cyndi Freeman

Sep 2014

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Stories Of New York - Seniors presents a SU-CASA Project:



A Film by Em Watson 

Airing on Brooklyn Free Speech (part of BRIC Arts Media)

Tuesday, December 11, 2016 - 8:00pm


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Stories Of New York - Seniors is sponsored, in part, by the Greater New York Arts Development Fund of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, administered by Brooklyn Arts Council (BAC). 

This project is also supported by JASA Warbasse Cares NORC, which receives funding from the NYC Department for the Aging(DFTA) and the New York State Office for Aging (SOFA)

ABOUT THE FILM: The seniors of Amalgamated Warbasse Houses have stories to tell!

These Coney Island & Brighton Beach Brooklynites will present you with real life stories on subjects ranging from true love, to travel, family, childhood memories, life in Brooklyn and beyond. They have been crafting their stories with Stories Of New York – Seniors  as part of the SU-CASA artist in residency program. Story coaches Cyndi Freeman, Sandi Marx, Terri Galvin, Mel Dockery, and Dawn Fraser are proud to be presenting two live performances celebrating the work that has been created.

Featuring Stories by Gail Schlesser, Sophie Buchholtz, Samuel Zilberzweig, Nadege Lantigua, Miriam Rose, Irina Kleytman & Rose Cohen. 

Also featuring storyteller Geraldine Vogel and story instructors Cyndi Freeman, Sandi Marx & Terri Galvin.

FILMED AND EDITED BY EMILY ANNE WATSON, a filmmaker and interdisciplinary artist working primarily with performance and digital media. She is interested in modern concepts of bodies and space and their political implications, and the power of performance to inform and catalyze communities to inspire social change. She will be filming and editing our documentary series.

STORIES OF NEW YORK - SENIORS is an arts and artist based collaborative project dedicated to encouraging connection, agency, and community bonding within the senior community, through the medium of storytelling.  We present storytelling workshops that encourage connection and community bonding that culminates with a series of documentary films featuring seniors presenting real life stories. Our work aims to include everyone in the conversation about what it is to be human.


SU-CASA is a community arts engagement program that places artists and arts organizations in residence at senior centers across Brooklyn. Selected artists will engage participating seniors in an art project or series of cultural programs over the course of the residency. Each residency will also include a public program component – exhibits, readings, performances, open houses or other cultural interactions open to the surrounding community. This initiative seeks to connect artists with seniors in senior centers to positively impact the well-being of older adults through direct engagement in arts-based activities.  

SU-CASA is a collaboration among the New York City Council, the Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA), the Department for the Aging (DFTA) and Brooklyn Arts Council. The program is funded in FY18 by New York City Council and we would like to thank Councilmember Mark Treyger for his support. Brooklyn Arts Council (BAC) is proud to administer this program on behalf of the borough of Brooklyn.    

BAC COMMUNITY ARTS GRANTS help fund project-based work by individual artists and nonprofit organizations in all artistic disciplines, and support capacity building for Brooklyn-based non-profit organizations.  Grants are made possible through the generous support of the Decentralization Program of the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, the Greater New York Arts Development Fund of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs DCLA in partnership with the New York City Council, and Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams.   BAC is the borough’s leading nonprofit organization supporting artists and cultural groups in all disciplines.  

BAC (BROOKLYN ARTS COUNCIL) reaches hundreds of thousands of artists and audience members each year through music, dance, film and visual arts programs, web-based directories and communities, arts education, urban folk arts initiatives, grants, training programs and artists services.  

JASA/WARBASSE CARES NORC, is conducted in partnership with JASA Amalgamated Warbasse Houses Inc., and Visiting Nurses Service of NY. The program is funded by the New York City Department for the Aging, the New York State Office for the Aging, UJA Federation and grants secured by the Honorable Councilman Mark Treyger   

JASA (JEWISH ASSOCIATION SERVING THE AGING) offers a number of quality-of-life programs to seniors living within NORCs. (Naturally Occurring Retirement Communities) JASA programs provide a wide range of social services, educational and recreational activities, supportive counseling, assistance with securing benefits and entitlements, health-related services, and transportation to help senior residents remain at home and continue to participate in community life. JASA's longstanding commitment to serving these unique communities enables individuals to grow older among familiar faces and surroundings.    


BRIC is the leading presenter of free cultural programming in Brooklyn, and one of the largest in New York City. -
Brooklyn Free Speech is a New York Emmy nominated community television network honoring alternative voices in media. They empower Brooklynites with media dreams to share their brilliance, talent, and creativity with the world.  -

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