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Exploring the Arts completed a successful capital campaign to help support the construction of a new, award-winning building for the public high school Tony and Susan founded, Frank Sinatra School of the Arts. It is located in Tony's hometown of Astoria, Queens at the Kaufman Astoria Studios Complex. The building opened at the start of the 2009-10 school year.
True to Tony and Susan's original vision, the building has become a great resource for the city. It is home not only to the school but also to the NYC Department of Educations' Summer Arts Institute, for which ETA is a funding partner. In addition, the building's Tony Bennett Concert Hall hosted the 2009 Mayor's Awards for Arts & Culture as well as Mayor Bloomberg's 2009 State of the City Address.
The school's facilities include:
- An 800-seat concert hall
- 2 black box theaters and a stagecraft workshop
- 2 dance studios
- 2 fine art studios and an art gallery
- Choral & orchestral classrooms
- Recording booths & private practice rooms
- A multi-media technology lab
- An outdoor, rooftop performance garden
AIA: New York State Excellence in Design 2010; The Chicago Athenaeum: American Architecture Award 2010; SARA: NY Design Award 2010; schooldesigner.com: Collabetition Platinum Award; Queens Chamber of Commerce: Building Hall of Fame Award 2009
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16 W. 23rd Street, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10010
phone: (646) 745-9123
fax: (646) 810-9199, Attn: Exploring The Arts