February 28, 2011 6:00 pm
Hosted by David Ushery, Anchor, WNBC News 4

GESTURES Dance Ensemble


“Our Stories, Our Voices” is a historical reflection of African American life in America . Through the eyes of school children, this performance traces the journey of heroes and every day people through time.

Incorporating music, dance and theater, the performance showcases the talents of Boys & Girls Harbor students and will feature the renowned GESTURES Dance Ensemble as they represent the historic, creative and human spirit that helped define the accomplishments of African Americans. Serving as the evening’s host is David Ushery, Anchor, WNBC News 4 and honoring Terrie M. Williams.  The event will be held in the Teatro Heckscher located at 1230 Fifth Avenue , between 104th street and 105th Street on Fifth Avenue at 6:00 pm. Admission to the performance is $15 if prepaid, and $20 at the door. For groups of 15 or more, the group rate is $10 per person. To purchase tickets for the program, or if you just wish to make a donation to Boys & Girls Harbor , you may go to http://www.NYCharities.org, and search by the name/date of this program or by our organization’s name. For further information, contact Nina Olson , Development, 212-427-2244, ext. 577 or nolson@theharbor.org

Terrie M. Williams, one of Ebony magazine’s “Power 150” for Activism and Woman’s Day magazine “50 Women On A Mission To Change The World,” is an advocate for change and empowerment. She has utilized her influence and communications expertise for more than 30 years to educate and engage audiences in causes that affect the community, the nation and the world. Terrie Williams is an author and Founder of The Terrie M. Williams Agency and Stay Strong Foundation.

David Ushery serves as Anchor for the weekend edition of “News 4 New York” and is host of “The Debrief with David Ushery” on New York Nonstop. Ushery joined WNBC in 2003 from WABC-TV where he held various anchoring and reporting positions during his eleven-year tenure including primary fill-in anchor on the station’s evening newscasts, as well as full-time anchor of the early morning and noon editions of “Eyewitness News.” Ushery is the recipient of a National Association of Black Journalists Award for his series of reports on children and violence and has also been honored by the Israeli Consulate for his dedicated reporting and commitment to the community. Ushery has volunteered at St. Charles Borromeo in Harlem and has also volunteered as a tutor for local pre-teen students.

“Our Stories, Our Voices 2011” conceived by Nina Klyvert-Lawson, Artistic Director of Harbor Conservatory for the Performing Arts, is written and directed by the Conservatory’s Theater Arts Coordinator, Michael Awusie. This work is supported by the Conservatory’s gifted teaching artists Maureen Brown (Vocal Instructor), accompanist/arranger Katsuko Tanaka, Latisha Cunningham (Dance Instructor/Choreographer), Junior Education After School teacher, Raymond Frazer (STEP Instructor) and Ramon Rodriguez’s Conservatory Ensemble.

For more information please visit us on-line at http://www.theharbor.org.


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