O.A.R 2.0 premieres behind-the-scenes footage with this four-part mini series about the creation of O.A.R. 2.0 and their journey with O.A.R. lead vocalist and Garden of Dreams advisory board member Marc Roberge.
Want to see the making of the band, O.A.R. 2.0? Click below!
Hear from our Garden of Dreams kids, including Sarah, as they prepare to take the stage with their friends Marc Roberge and O.A.R:
Listen as Marc Roberge gives our Garden of Dreams performers a pep talk before their big O.A.R. 2.0 reunion at Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater:
It's showtime! See our kids of O.A.R 2.0 live out... Read More
Currently in its third year, the Garden of Dreams Inspire Scholarship is an exclusive scholarship opportunity for high school seniors affiliated with the Garden of Dreams Foundation. Each year, a minimum of 12 students are selected to receive $10,000 renewable scholarships. In 2017, additional scholarships of up to $25,000 per year were introduced. Learn about this year’s recipients below!Read More
Eighteen children from Garden of Dreams’ partner Harlem Downing, came together with New York Liberty players, Bria Hartley and Britney Boyd, for a pizza party at John’s Pizzeria in Times Square. Together, the children and players decorated chef’s hats and noted important techniques as they watched a master chef make pizza. After, everyone had the chance to customize their own miniature pizza to enjoy!Read More
After rehearsing with O.A.R.'s lead vocalist and Garden of Dreams Advisory Board member Marc Roberge, O.A.R. 2.0 took the Great Stage at Radio City to perform O.A.R.'s hit song "Peace" at the 2017 Garden of Dreams Talent Show. O.A.R. 2.0 was then invited by the band to perform at Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater for a special reunion on June 14th. Thank you Marc Roberge, O.A.R. and Northwell Health for providing a once-in-a-lifetime experience for our kids!Read More
Garden of Dreams teen Taylor, from Cohen Children's Medical Center on Long Island, has been actively involved with the Foundation since meeting Rangers legend Adam Graves while receiving treatment in the hospital in 2011.
Since the hospital visit, Taylor has participated in various Garden of Dreams events including a personalized Make-A-Dream Come True experience with Adam Graves, the Rangers Delta Fan Flight and the Garden of Dreams Delta Holiday in the Hanger celebration. Taylor, who has formed lasting friendships with many players on the team including Dan Girardi, also participated in Blueshirts Off Our Back and the puck drop for 2015 Hockey Fights Cancer night. With the announcement... Read More
For the Tony Awards on Sunday, June 11, two Garden of Dreams 2017 Talent Show performers, Enmanuel D. and Emmanuelle C. from Children's Aid Society, had the opportunity to walk the red carpet and witness a night filled with the magic of Broadway theatre at Radio City Music Hall. Enmanuel, who would like to become a professional singer and actor, shared his experience at the awards show:
The Tony Awards was the best thing that has ever happened to me. When we arrived, my original thought was that we're going to be in the balcony. However, we... Read More
As part of their season launch, the New York Liberty hosted a special chess event with current players Brittany Boyd and Sugar Rodgers as well as assistant coach Herb Williams and NYL mascot, Maddie with Garden of Dreams children from the Department of Homeless Services. The players and children had the opportunity to learn chess from a Grandmaster, who shared advice and tips with everyone. Boyd, Rodgers and Williams also surprised a family with special tickets to the Liberty home opener against the San Antonio Stars!Read More
On Tuesday, May 9th, over 100 teens attended the fourth annual Garden of Dreams Prom at the Theater at Madison Square Garden, a night filled with 'Dreams Around the World.' The Prom attendees were greeted by a drumline at The Garden as they walked the red carpet into the Theater. New York natives and rappers Fat Joe and JoeyBada$$ surprised our teens with special performances during the night.Read More
Model Ebonee Davis joined Garden of Dreams teens from WHEDco at Buffalo Wild Wings in Times Square to watch and discuss her TED Talk, "Black girl magic in the fashion industry." Thank you Ebonee for sharing your story and inspiring our teens!Read More
Eddie and Julianna, from Maria Fareri Children's Hospital, both actively participated in the music therapy program at the hospital. Eddie turned to music and signing as a way to cope with his health. Writing song for himself has become a form of meditation. For Julianna, dance has been an outlet especially during her tougher times. Both performed at Radio City for the 2017 Talent Show. Eddie sang "Unforgettable" by Nat King Cole while Julianna danced across the Great Stage.Read More