Variety New York’s 46th Annual Holiday Party took place on December 6, 2014. As in years past, Variety welcomed over 700 children from local shelters, hospitals, and community organizations to participate in a day filled with arts, crafts, entertainment, food, delicious treats, and overall merry spirits. One of the highlights of the party was a dance performance and collective dance experience led by youth from variety NY grantee The Door. The children also attended a screening of The Penguins of Madagascar with complimentary concessions at a local Regal Theater for a full cinema experience.
Variety New York welcomed over 700 youth from twenty local organizations to the Boys & Girls Club of Queens on Saturday, December 7th for its 45th annual Holiday Party. Variety’s small staff was assisted by over 50 volunteers who helped ensure the children had an unforgettable experience. “Volunteering at the Variety Holiday Party is a highlight of my year,” says Ginger Gower, co-chair of Young Variety. “The children are so lovely and enthusiastic about making crafts, dancing, and enjoying each other’s company that their joy is contagious and stays with me throughout the holiday season.”
Variety hosted its annual Holiday Party at the Variety Boys & Girls Club in Long Island City on December 15, 2013. Over 800 children from 22 organizations attended the party. The children enjoyed lunch, arts and crafts and entertainment including performances from Kids 4 Kids, break-dancers and a special screening of the film, “Rise of the Guardians.”
Variety hosted its annual Holiday Party at the Variety Boys & Girls Club in Long Island City on December 10, 2011. Just over 700 children from 20 organizations attended the party. The children enjoyed lunch, arts and crafts and entertainment including a clown, balloon animals, break-dancers and a special performance from up and coming pop artist Missy Modell.
On December 11, 2010, Variety New York hosted is 42nd annual Holiday Party for 850 children. Our guests enjoyed lunch, a movie, arts and crafts, music and entertainment. Each child left with a new toy from the generous Variety New York Toy Drive donors.