Brittneyann is an inspiring Garden of Dreams Talent Show Alumni and Artistic Ambassador. Brittneyann performed in the Garden of Dream Talent Show in 2012 and has continued to give back to the Garden of Dreams community through mentoring younger performers and lending her talent to fundraising initiatives, such as the foundation’s Giving Tuesday campaign. In addition to mentoring, Brittneyann is currently recording in the studio, working on her craft and preparing for Broadway auditions. Prior to the impact of the pandemic on the arts and travel, Brittneyann played Jasmine in Aladdin The Musical aboard the Disney Fantasy Cruise Ship.
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Despite the challenges of the past year, Garden of Dreams continued hosting the Emmy-Award winning educational program MSG Classroom. During the Fall 2020 semester, in partnership with MSG Networks, 12 high school students from Garden of Dreams partner Children’s Aid had the opportunity to learn about the sports television industry. Throughout the 8-week program, the students connected with professionals from MSG Networks – including industry leaders in production, editing, marketing, public relations and more – to learn about their career paths, ask advice, and receive tips on creating their very own production.
Check out their final project, Bouncing Forward, that highlights their experience!
During this year's Season of Giving, Garden of Dreams Talent Show Alumni came together to spread joy through song. In the spirit of giving back, the Garden of Dreams performers also recorded songs and special messages that will be shared with pediatric patients who are receiving treatment at our hospital partners throughout the holidays. On behalf of Garden of Dreams and the Garden of Dreams Talent Show Alumni, Happy Holidays!Read More
This year, the annual Garden of Dreams Adopt-A-Family program was hosted virtually and expanded its reach from New York to Los Angeles and Las Vegas. Partnering with MSG Entertainment, MSG Sports, MSG Networks, and CLG employees, along with many friends of the foundation, contributed gifts from Garden of Dreams AmazonSmile Charity Lists to help brighten the holidays for young people and families in need. In New York, Garden of Dreams partnered with the Police Athletic League of New York City. While on the west coast, the foundation teamed up with the Boys & Girls Club of Metro... Read More
You may have noticed some familiar Garden of Dreams faces recently on NBC's 3rd Hour of TODAY! The Ortiz Family, a Garden of Dreams family since 2018, recently was reunited with Today Show contributor and Garden of Dreams advisory board member, Jill Martin, where they discussed everything from quarantine, to family, to the conditions Samantha and Sebastian are currently battling. After catching up, Jill surprised the family with a special video from actor/comedian Tracy Morgan, and later with all of her "Holiday Steals & Deals" products!
Watch this amazing moment of joy: https://www.today.com/video/jill-martin-and-tracy-morgan-provide-deserving-family-with-a-holiday-surprise-96719429969
Recently, the MSG Classroom students from WHEDco had the chance to virtually meet and speak with Rangers alum and Garden of Dreams Board Member, Adam Graves.Read More
As part of the MSG Classroom program hosted by Garden of Dreams and MSG Networks, this semester's students, from partner WHEDco, had the opportunity to virtually meet and speak with actor Michael K. Williams.Read More
Our Garden of Dreams young people took over The Garden for Garden of Dreams Nights on Monday, December 16 at the Rangers game and Tuesday, December 17 at the Knicks game. From singing the National Anthem, performing at halftime and dropping the puck to being an honorary player, musician or game director, the Foundation’s young people experienced once-in-a-lifetime opportunities that they will cherish forever.Read More
This November, the New York Rangers and New York Knicks both hosted Thanksgiving Dinners with Garden of Dreams, serving 250 children and families at each dinner from the NYC Department of Homeless Services.
The Rangers held their Thanksgiving Dinner at SPIN NYC, a ping pong social club in Manhattan. Rangers players Adam Fox, Brett Howden, and Greg McKegg joined to help serve dinner and to interact with the families. With lots of activities to choose from including life size Jenga and UNO, video games, interactive photo booth, and of course ping pong, our Garden of Dreams young people had a blast throughout the night.
During the Knicks Thanksgiving Dinner,... Read More