National Arts in Education Week Kick Off


Kicking off National Arts in Education Week, 92Y teams with Americans for the Arts to present a launch event featuring artists, educators, policy makers and students.

This afternoon of performance, a panel discussion and keynote address celebrates the transformative power of the arts and sparks a conversation among artists, educators, arts administrators and elected officials across the country.

Robert L. Lynch, Americans for the Arts’ President and CEO (keynote and panel moderator)
Henry Timms, 92Y Executive Director
Coco Killingsworth, Vice President of Education and Community Engagement at Brooklyn Academy of Music
Kevin Coval, Poet, activist and educator
Jecorey “1200” Arthur, Hip-hop artist & educator
Rebecca Dhala, 92Y Teen Producer alumna and recent high school graduate
Paul King, Executive Director of NYC Department of Education’s Office of Arts & Special Projects
Floyd W. Green III, Vice President & Head of Community Relations & Urban Marketing at Aetna, Inc.

With a 9/11 Tribute Performance:
Erin Wong, cello
Carl Belizaire, flex dancer

Featuring original choreography set to J.S. Bach’s Cello Suite No.1 in G major, BWV 1007: Prelude.


Americans for the Arts is the nation’s leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts in America. With more than 50 years of service, it is dedicated to representing and serving local communities and creating opportunities for every American to participate in and appreciate all forms of the arts.