Founded in 2016, Art 4 New York (A4NY) is a non-profit organization that fosters wellness and positivity through encouraging active engagement in participatory arts and multidisciplinary programs. We believe the arts (music, theater, dance, and visual arts) have tremendous power to bring people together and relieve social isolation, helping to foster a robust, diverse community that enriches people’s lives. Accordingly, the primary mission of A4NY is to create art that connects communities with compassion. A4NY is deeply committed to the integration and actualization of four central values: creativity, community, connection, and compassion.
Art 4 New York uses music, theatre, dance, and visual arts to uplift older adults with limited mobility in nuring homes and rehabilitation centers. Since 2016, we’ve performed mini-musicals, comedy skits, piano concerts, trivia contests, poetry readings, dance-alongs, and sit and paints.