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
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
This spring semester, eight Garden of Dreams teens, including Malik, participated in Garden of Dreams and MSG Networks "MSG Classroom" program. Malik, a Garden of Dreams 2018 Inspire Scholarship recipient, shares about his experience learning the television industry from MSG Networks professionals:
Being part of MSG Classroom was truly a great experience. MSG Classroom was a program that not only opened my horizons but also helped me find myself. This program showed me that there are more possibilities than just being in front of the camera. It showed me the numerous jobs that are involved behind the scenes. It was MSG Classroom that—along with other programs— helped me break... Read More
MSG Networks' Jill Martin helped surprise another Garden of Dreams teen with an incredible experience. This time, Gaby, an aspiring chef from Garden of Dreams partner Children's Aid, was welcomed into her favorite chef's home to cook a signature Knicks dish with him! After making the delicious appetizer "Latin Spiced Chicken Wings with Honey-Lime Glaze and Chipotle Yougurt Dipping Sauce", Bobby Flay then invited Gaby and her family to a future taping of his Food Network show, Beat... Read More