On September 20th, the Garden of Dreams Giving Program unveiled a newly renovated space at Police Athletic League's Harlem Center. The Foundation provided $1.1 million to renovate the gymnasium, atrium, and game room for the children that use this space.
This ribbon cutting was hosted by MSG Networks reporter Jill Martin, and included appearances by the New York Knicks, New York Rangers, Knicks City Dancers, Rockettes, KNX Gaming, Knicks legend John Starks and Rangers legend Rod Gilbert! The Knicks City Dancers surprised Talent Show alumnae, Harlem PAL Showstoppers, and the Showstoppers taught the KCD part of their dance. The two groups performed the Harlem PAL Showstoppers' routine "Soldiers... Read More
Over twenty children from Bridge Haven Family Center in the Bronx were visited by the Knicks Gaming team last Thursday, July 19th. The six players and their coach have made history as MSG’s first official NBA 2K League team. The players shared their stories and unique backgrounds with the kids during a Q&A session, where they encouraged them to follow their passions. Our kids were even more excited when the Knicks gamers surprised them with a brand-new PlayStation4... Read More
The New York Liberty welcomed over 50 Garden of Dreams children and their families to Garden of Dreams Night on Wednesday, June 13. The Westchester County Center was filled with talented performers, star players, and a lively fan base that packed the stands.
The night began with two primetime performances by GDF Talent Show stars, Giana and Brianna, each singing their favorite songs “Superwoman” by Alicia Keys and “Dynamite” by China Anne McClain. Andrew, who also took the stage at Radio City for this year’s Talent Show, sang the National Anthem with the help from some of our youngest Liberty fans who participated as Anthem buddies with... Read More
Garden of Dreams kid reporter and New York Knicks super fan Makayla, from Garden of Dreams partner organization Harlem Dowling, had the special opportunity to ask her own questions at the Knicks Draft 18 Press Conference. Along with the local reporters, Makayla was able to ask Knicks rookies Kevin Knox and Mitchell Robinson questions including "What player do you most look forward to playing against?" and "What excites you the most about playing in New York?"Read More
For the Spring 2018 semesters, Garden of Dreams teens from our partner, WHEDco, participated in the MSG Classroom program. Each week, these students would meet with different professionals from MSG Networks and The Madison Square Garden Company to learn about different jobs within the company and gain insight into the many career options available within the television industry. Meeting weekly, the students attended a Rangers game, watching the game from a production perspective. They also had the opportunity to sit in on a Rangers production meeting, interview a Rangers player, and tour the MSG Networks production truck.
Throughout the semester, the student worked on creating and producing their own... Read More