Wrapping up the Preliminary Design!

This Saturday, we held a very productive Final Workshop and public comment for the preliminary design of the Basement Renovation at St. Anthony’s.

Barbara Nelson of TAP came to meet with board members, community members and staff for three hours as we walked through the design–the new entrance on Madison Avenue, the elevator, the bathrooms and all those pesky I-beams in the new downstairs auditorium. We also dreamt about future signage and a new staircase on Grand Street!

Mary Wilson from Channel 10 was nice enough to stop by, so you can get a peek at the Final Workshop with Barbara Nelson on the Channel 10 website. We were all feeling quite visionary during the workshop, excited about the future of GSCA, and it’s great that Mary was able to capture that excitement.

We’re kicking off our Summer Fundraising Campaign on Friday, July 1st. $9500 of our $27,000 goal is to fund the completion of this phase of the architecture project. Please support us at this crucial time so we can accomplish our mission to renovate and revitalize old St. Anthony’s into a hub for community, arts and culture!




Grand Street Community Arts preliminary design. Proposal Board 1. June 14, 2016. Troy Architecture Project.

Grand Street Community Arts preliminary design. Proposal Board 1. June 14, 2016. Troy Architecture Project.

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Summer Fundraising Campaign Starts Friday!

Our Grand Unveiling was a success! We are moving steadily forward in our mission to renovate and revitalize St. Anthony’s church into a hub for community, arts, and culture! But we need your help to keep moving and growing. Our Summer Fundraising Campaign will begin on July 1st. We have a goal to raise $27,000 this July, including $9500 to complete the next phase of our architecture project and $8400 to raise the funds for the WCAA antenna! Your support is crucial at this time. Please give to Grand Street Community Arts next month, consider volunteering for the campaign, and help spread our message on July 1st.



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Office Hour Volunteers – Summer 2016

Grand Street Community Arts is currently seeking interns & volunteers for the following weekly office hours (through August 19)

Tuesdays, 10am – 1pm
Tuesdays, 2 – 5pm
Thursdays, 10am – 1pm
Thursdays, 2 – 5pm

Volunteers will work at our office at Lincoln Square Apartments on Morton Avenue at Grand Street.

Projects and tasks could include any of the following:

  • Answering the phone
  • Responding to email inquiries
  • Updating GSCA’s website
  • Interacting with Facebook and Twitter
  • Proofreading event announcements and marketing materials
  • Graphic Design
  • Event Planning
  • Community Outreach
  • Office Administration (Scanning, data-entry, checking supplies)

We urgently need assistance, and we will work with you at whatever level you are at. If you need training in how to use Office, or training in how to use InDesign, we are happy to provide that. If you are looking for practice typing, or practice using Final Cut Pro, that’s great. What we ask for is that you make a firm commitment to a weekly shift of office hours (3 hours), and that you can fulfill that commitment for at least 6 weeks.
We are also seeking two committed interns for the summer.
(See our Current Internships page.)

For more info on one-day, offsite and project volunteers, visit our Volunteer Match page.

Interested applicants can apply using our Contact Page, or by calling 463-2222 and leaving a message.
Please tell us a little bit about yourself, and be sure to leave a phone number so we can reach you.

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Final Architecture Workshop – June 25, 2016

Grand Street Community Arts invites you to the last of three Public Workshops with TAP.

With support from the New York State Council on the Arts – Facilities program, GSCA has been working with TAP to design an 1800 sq. ft. auditorium, as well as other program rooms in the 5000 sq. ft. basement of St. Anthony’s church.

Our June 25th public workshop will be the culmination of our preliminary design phase. We welcome community input at this final workshop. Please come to share your commentary and feedback!

Registration is required. Please sign up using the form below.

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Barb Nelson and GSCA Board members.

Barbara Nelson and Sophia Lane present proposal drawings at the second Architecture Workshop on April 9, 2016.

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Would you like a tour?

Click on the photo for a tour of the basement of St. Anthony's led by Larry and Ellen Becker. We are designing new program space in our basement this year thanks to support from the New York State Council on the Arts. Video by Kirk Daniels.