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Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Cooper Hewitt's Teen Design Fair with Tim Gunn!

Last night, New Design students had the opportunity to attend Cooper Hewitt's Teen Design Fair. In attendance were a wide variety of professional fashion designers, graphic designers, industrial designers, and architects who answered the students' questions and gave them feedback on their portfolios.

The highlight of the evening was the keynote speech by Tim Gunn, Chief Creative Officer of Liz Claiborne and co-host of Bravo's Project Runway. He is pictured above speaking with New Design's Devin, Nora, Juanise, and Amy, giving them feedback on their work and design advice.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Big Brother Big Sisters: Mentoring Kick-Off!

New Design is happy to launch year 2 of our partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters of NYC (BBBS) with a group of our 10th grade girls and Devries Public Relations Firm in Manhattan, New York.

Last spring NDHS piloted the program and were fortunate enough to be matched with Devries PR Firm, the Big Sisters are highly dedicated, professional and have built great relationships with our young women ( the littles!). We are so honored by their commitment of both the Bigs and our Littles.

About BBBS: The mission of Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York City is to provide mentors to all children who need caringadult role models - special friends who can help expandtheir horizons, realize their potential and enrichtheir futures - changing their lives. For more information check out

About Devries: Please check out their site at

We are super proud of our participants! Thank you Juanise, Monique, Toni, Tamika, Rosie, Deanna, Tanesha, Nora, Melanie, Samantha and Paige!

Stay tuned for our 9th grade BBBS launch next week!

Monday, September 22, 2008

Admissions Tours! Open House Dates!

New Design High School
Open House Tours
8th Grade Admissions

Come visit New Design High School and learn more about our great curriculum and design programs.


Tuesday, October 28, 2008
From 5:00-6:30pm


Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Election Day (no school for NYC public school students)
From 2:00-3:30pm

We are located at 350 Grand Street between Essex and Ludlow in the Seward Education Complex, on the 4th Floor.

Trains: J/M/Z or F to ‘Delancey-Essex’ station. Walk two blocks east on Essex to Grand Street and make a right, entrance will be on right hand side.

For more information regarding New Design admissions, please email Sarah at or call
212.475-.4148 x429.

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Friday, September 05, 2008


Ideas to shed some light on a difficult situation..... New Design students are working to develop lights for IDP camp shelters. These are some of the references we are considering. They include collapsable containers to send, an alternative power source, and a lamp students can draw on.

New Design is partnering with various humanitarian organizations (UNICEF, The More We Share, Community of Unity) on the project. Over two huundred lamps will be donated to raise awareness on the situation and provide some hope for young children.

Friday, August 15, 2008


The Year Four students (with teacher Jean Rho) created lamps for their college desks. These future lamps remind students of where they have been at NDHS and the promise that is in front of them.


New Design High School's year two design class (with teacher Julie Zenobi) created plush toys for stories that their third grade buddies wrote.


New Design High School's year two design class (with teacher Julie Zenobi) created plush toys for stories that their third grade buddies wrote.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Summer School: Youth Portraits Showcase

We are currently in the process of completing session 2 of our New Design Summer Institute, a project based credit recovery summer course called Youth Portraits, partnered with our lead cultural partner Urban Arts Partnership (formerly known as Working Playground). This Friday, July 18, 2008, twenty-five of our New Design students will culmintate this intensive literacy course by sharing their work with our communities at large. Students that participated in the Youth Portraits class will share their written autobiographical moment essays, their recorded Youth Portrait and added sound design work as well as their illustrated chap books. Teachers Tracee Worley, Laura Rubin, Theresa Stanley, Ben Rojas and Jesse Pais worked really hard to move this group through an array of autobiographical literature, monologues and theatre pieces, illustration and comic book storyboards all while balancing the teaching, learning, student relationships and fun! Imagine that!

Should you like to join us in the celebration of the Youth Portraits project, please join us:

When: Friday, July 18, 2008
Where: Urban Arts Partnership Office
414 Broadway @ Canal
Buzzer #6
Time: 10:00am -12:30pm
Why: Because you love supporting the youth in the arts!

Light refreshments will be provided.


No 1's Done It Right Presents:
A Fundraiser for New Design High School
July 26, 2008: SAVE THE DATE!
at Open Road Park
439 E. 12th Street, New York, NY
3:00 pm-7:00 pm

No 1s Done It Right, in association with Network Edutainment Group, will host Kid ‘N’ Play: The Bloc Party, in Manhattan’s Lower East Side, Open Road Park. Headlining musical acts, food vendors and an array of activities will unfold in a dazzling street festival catering to all ages. The neighborhood, best-known for its delicious restaurants, will come together in food and fun, to celebrate its very own, New Design High School.

Performances from NYC’s finest will light up the bloc, while DJ-favorite’s spin sets guaranteed to keep the crowd moving. Universal/SRC recording artist, Camp Lo, Network Edutainment Group's Loj, and Jade are set to perform, along with Complex Magazine's DJ Treats, Kev Sakoda and Melo-x on the turntables. As always, the event will provide an exciting means to raise money for those in need, with half of the proceeds going directly to the 2008-2009 programs of the New Design High School.

Please save the date and come out and support! For more information about this event, please contact Sarah Baltazar of New Design at or No 1's Done It Right, Nosarieme Garrick at 347.749.9824 or email -

Wednesday, June 04, 2008


New Design High School presents
Satuday, June 7, 2008
Doors open at 1:00pm - 11:00pm

Krush Groove 2008 is a benefit for New Design High School art integration programs. Krush Groove will combine music, art, dance, food and film to create an outdoor community festival on our very own city block rooftop.

The New Design High School (NDHS) is a small academic high school that serves the varied needs of students from all over New York City . Located on the lower east side of Manhattan , NDHS offers students rigorous and literacy-based instruction. Additionally, we utilize the design process to teach creation, revision, and presentation in many areas. Our student-centered model of education supports the intellectual, social, emotional and artistic growth of each student. Through a commitment to the visual and design arts students develop the imaginative, creative and intellectual capacities to question, think deeply, take risks and express their ideas.

Due to city/state-wide budget cuts announced in early February, the school is being forced to discontinue numerous Arts integration programs, which include after school and summer initiatives. Programs that enable us to keep our youth off the streets and more importantly in a creative learning environment.

All proceeds of the event benefit New Design High School Art integration programs.

Hosted by: Fab 5 Freddy & M'tume Gant
Special Performances by: Andrew Thompson, Ase Dance Company, Kahlil Almustafa, Julia Ahumada Grob, New Design Music Production Students and many more.....
Dance Party Sounds by: Dj Chela, Dj Cato, Scientific, Gaslamp Killah, Dj Rabbi Darkside and New Design Turntablists!

Live Mural Art Wokshops! Live Screen Printing by Fresthetic & 1 Soul Designs! Food and beverages by Twilight Cafe!

Open Road Skate park open from 1:30-3:30pm!

Rooftop Movie Theatre sponsored by Rooftop Films
Short films by Clenched Fist Productions, NDHS Film Students & other awesome independent filmmakers! For more info check out

Tickets available online at: http://newyork. -319453;Krush_G roove_2008

Admission: $5 for youth with school ID
$15 -$25 sliding scale admission donation!
Remember all of your kindly donated dollars will directly benefit art integration programs for the youth of New Design High School!

In honor of the event, your participation and all of our sponsors hard work and dedication we would like to invite you to the KRUSH GROOVE AFTER-PARTY for the 21+ and over: NO COVER CHARGE!

Gallery Bar is located at 120 Orchard Street at Delancey.
No cover charge
21+ over with ID
All proceeds will benefit New Design High School Art Integration Programs!
Please support New Design Education!

Friday, May 30, 2008

Capoeira Fundraiser! May 31st & June 1st

This weekend we have an awesome capoeira fundraiser - Saturday, May 31st and Sunday, June 1st!
We have an amazing guest from Texas by way of Brazil, Mestre Cafuringa who will be teaching the two day intensive workshops for adult and student practioners, thanks to the awesome organization by Professor Lampreia! The two day workshops are $50 and one day of training is $30. We hope you will think of attending and getting that summer physique into shape! Donations may also be made directly to Capoeira programming by contact Sarah at 212-475-4148 x429! For more information about capoeira please see

Saturday, May 31st -- 3:00-6:00pm
Sunday, June 1st - 1:00-4:00pm

For any other info contact Sarah at 212-475-4148 x429!