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Past Projects

The CityKids Foundation has a more than 35-year history of social and emotional learning and multicultural bridge-building through leadership and arts training.

CityKids Hightlited Moments

"CityKids" TV Series with the Muppets on ABC

Nominated for an Emmy Nomination

Our “CityKids” TV show consisted primarily of live-action performances, interspersed with Muppet segments, courtesy of Jim Henson Productions. These Muppets are composed of original characters inspired by CityKids youth. CityKids youth were an integral part the production. They were the actors, writers, musicians, dancers and singers.

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"Conquer All"

Tribeca Film Festival Award

"Conquer All” is an award-winning short film presented at the Tribeca Film Festival. It was produced by CityKids' young artists with the help of Oscar winner Wendy Finerman. Our film explores topics that impact young people, such as gang violence, homelessness, and body image, and shares how young people can overcome these obstacles.

"A Brooklyn Boy"

Hosted a showing for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

"A Brooklyn Boy", co-written and performed by Stephen Prescod and co-written and directed by Moises Roberto Belizaro, performed for The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Prince William said the event was the "best moment he experienced in New York.” - The Today Show.

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As Seen On

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35 Years of

"Artist Collaborations"

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Keith Haring

Created by CityKids in collaboration with iconic pop-artist Keith Haring in 1986, this monumental work of art is the largest freestanding piece Haring ever worked on. It is a unique, brightly-colored, 30x90FT six-story banner painted by 1,000 diverse young people alongside Keith Haring.

 

The banner features their interpretations of what liberty means to them. It has traveled all over the world: Battery Park, NY; Milan, Italy; and Paris, France.

Keith Harring's

"CityKids Speak on Liberty"

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The "CityKids Speak on Liberty" banner is a unique, brightly-colored, six story mural created by the late artist Keith Haring commemorating the Statue of Liberty on her 100th Birthday. 

Created by CityKids in collaboration with iconic pop-artist Keith Haring in 1986, this monumental work of art is the largest freestanding piece Haring ever worked on. It is a unique, brightly-colored, 30x90FT six-story banner painted by 1,000 diverse young people alongside Keith Haring.

 

The banner features their interpretations of what liberty means to them. It has traveled all over the world: Battery Park, NY; Milan, Italy; and Paris, France. Philip Glass, Peter Yarrow and Herbie Hancock played music while the banner was being painted. Yoko Ono, Matilda Cuomo and New Kids on the Block, were among the numerous celebrities who attended her debut at Liberty Tower in Battery Park City, for Lady Liberty's 100th birthday.

 

Paul McCartney featured the banner on his ‘Driving USA’ Tour, during the song ‘Freedom’ and on stage at his performance at the NFL’s Super Bowl.

The banner will continue touring in 2022.

THE REBOOT LIBERTY TOUR: Speak It, Teach It, Amp It.

"Art is nothing if you don't reach every segment of the people" 

-Keith Haring

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CITY KIDS  Productions