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
Zoe, from partner organization Hospital for Special Surgery, was first introduced to Garden of Dreams when she auditioned for the 2017 Garden of Dreams Talent Show. had a difficult start in life when Zoe and her twin sister were born 3 months early and stayed in the hospital for 4 months. Due to her premature birth, Zoe faces obstacles including Sjögren's Syndrome, a systemic autoimmune disease that affects her entire body. Since there is no cure, her toughest times are managing all the negative side effects of her medications. Playing the violin helps her focus on the positive things. Zoe expressed, "Beauty is when you're... Read More
On Monday April 3rd , more than 125 children, from 22 Garden of Dreams partner organizations, lived their dreams on the Great Stage at Radio City Music Hall! Take a look as their "Beautiful Dreams" came true!Read More
Sparsh joined the Garden of Dreams family in 2017 when he played on the Great Stage at Radio City Music Hall for the Garden of Dreams Talent Show. Sparsh, from partner organization enCourage Kids Foundation, was born with an incurable disease, Osteogenesis Imperfecta, which makes his bones extremely fragile and brittle. At 13 years old, Sparsh has had more than 130 fractures, but that doesn’t stop him from doing what he loves – performing. To date, he has given over 70 live performances, including one at The Garden during a New York Knicks game. Sparsh performed "Heal the World" by Michael Jackson at the Talent Show.Read More
Academy Award-winning songwriters Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, who contributed to Dear Evan Hansen and La La Land, stopped by the final Talent Show rehearsal to help our Garden of Dreams kids perfect their performances on the Great Stage at Radio City!Read More
Working with MSG Networks, MSG Classroom introduces Garden of Dreams teens to the behind-the-scenes world of the television industry and they learn firsthand what it takes to put on a live television show. Students meet with experts in production, editing, directing, camerawork, broadcasting, marketing, social marketing, public relations, advertising sales, and more.
This spring, Mario and other students from Garden of Dreams partner organization WHEDco participated in the MSG Classroom program. Mario shared his experience interviewing New York Rangers goalie Antti Raanta:
"Interviewing Antti Raanta of the New York Rangers was one of the most outstanding experiences I've had. From the preparation to the actual interview,... Read More
New York Rangers players Mats Zucarello and Mika Zibanejad took the ice at Rockefeller Center with 200 Garden of Dreams kids from Children's Aid Society, Harlem Dowling, Police Athletic League NYC, and WHEDco for ice skating lessons as part of Rangers 'Show Kids NY' program!Read More
Moshe, from Make-A-Wish Metro New York, joined the New York Rangers and Garden of Dreams family in March 2017 when he signed a five day contract with the team, fulfilling his dream of being a Blueshirt.
During his contract with the team, Moshe joined the players for practice at the Training Center, received pointers from his hockey idol New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist, picked out his suit for Casino Night at John Varvatos with some of his teammates, attended the annual New York Rangers Casino Night, and was introduced as part of the blue line during that Sunday's game against the Capitals.Read More
Mark your calendars and invite your friends to this year's 'Beautiful Dreams' Talent Show on Monday, April 3rd at 7PM!Read More