Our very own, Arnold Nelson was named NY1’s New Yorker of the Week. We are ecstatic for Arnold as he truly deserves this recognition. He always walks the halls of our Leonard Covello Senior Program with a wide smile on his face. Often coming in on his days off to gladly help out, his dedication to our seniors is extraordinary. Thanks, Arnold not only for your continued hard work but for also the joy you bring to others. Click here to watch Arnold’s interview with NY1’s Pat Kiernan.
A special exhibit called Covello@PS109 Making Art Work is currently featured at El Barrio’s Artspace PS109 from Friday June 21, 2019 – Sunday, June 30, 2019. The instillation displays stunning artwork by older East Harlem residents and professional senior artists. City Limits covered our opening ceremony last Friday, June 21. Join us at El Barrio’s Artspace PS109 ( 215 East 99th Street New York, NY 10029) before the exhibit is over on June 30, 2019.
The Patch covered the opening of Covello@PS109 Making Art Work at the El Barrio Art Space. The event featured art by professional senior artists and members of our Carter Burden/Leonard Covello Senior Center. It was such a lovely event with art, friends, and members of our vibrant community.
NY1 News featured a special exhibit featuring stunning artwork by Carter Burden Network older East Harlem residents at East Harlem's cultural center El Barrio’s Artspace PS109. Called Covello@PS109 Making Art Work,the installation runs from Friday June 21, 2019 – Sunday, June 30, 2019.
Fox5 News at 5pm featured the Carter Burden Network on their New York Minute segment. Friday, June 21, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. was the opening day of a special exhibit featuring stunning artwork by Carter Burden Network older East Harlem residents at East Harlem's cultural center El Barrio’s Artspace PS109. Called Covello@PS109 Making Art Work, the installation runs from Friday June 21, 2019 – Sunday, June 30, 2019.
The Carter Burden Luncheon and Senior Center had a group of United States Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard service members volunteer as part of Fleet Week. The US Department of Defense shared a photo of a CBN senior enjoying the musical stylings of Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Jonathan Laurent.
The week and weekend leading up to Memorial Day, historically known as Fleet Week honors the members of the United States Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard. This year, members of all three branches visited the Carter Burden Luncheon Club and Senior Program to volunteer with our meal service team. United States Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard service men and women prepared and served lunch to Carter Burden Network seniors.
NY 1 reports the Carter Burden Luncheon Club & Senior Program was visited by Cafe Boulud’s Executive Chef Aaron Bludorn, Sous Chef Jerrod Zifchak, and Pastry Chef Shaun Velez!. As part of the Carter Burden Network’s Senior Week in celebration of National Older American’s Month, the seniors enjoyed an amazing gourmet meal of Beef Daube Provençal with Polenta, Ratatouille, and an Arugula Salad followed by a dessert of Strawberry Shortcake. Our longtime supporters, Macy’s, had staff come and assist with serving.
Our Associate Executive Director and Gallery Director, Marlena Vaccaro, was recently featured in the Gotham Gigs column of Crain’s New York Business. The article “Time is on Their Side,” highlights the important work Vaccaro does at the Carter Burden Gallery, which features professional artists ages 60 and up. Writer, Catherine Curan describes Vaccaro’s process of installing exhibitions that showcase NYC re-emerging professional artists.
More than 3,400 volunteers – including more than 850 who give their time through corporate social responsibility programs – provided more than 35,000 hours of service in 2018, helping vulnerable older New Yorkers who participate in programs and services at the Carter Burden Network (CBN), a leader in aging services in New York City. On April 11, 2019, CBN honored the contributions of this army of dedicated volunteers at a special event during National Volunteer Week (April 7-13, 2019).
More than 20 senior citizens took to the catwalk today and strutted their stuff at the Carter Burden Network Annual Fashion Show. The event took place at the Carter Burden/Leonard Covello Senior Center in East Harlem.
More than 20 seniors modeled fashions — many of them made by hand — during the Carter Burden Network Annual Fashion Show at the network's Leonard Covello Senior Center on East 109th Street and Second Avenue.
On March 20, 10 older adults graduated from the “Beyond Basics” computer class at the Carter Burden/Lehman Village Senior Program at NYCHA’s Lehman Village development in East Harlem. The class was taught in English and Spanish by Older Adults Technology Services (OATS).
Diez personas en la tercera edad recibieron diploma de graduación en las clases de computación “Mas allá de los básico” que provee Carter Burden/Lehman Village programa para personas envejecientes localizado en el este de Nueva York en los predios de la Autoridad de Vivienda de la Ciudad de Nueva York Lehman Village.
On March 20th, senior students at our Lehman Village Senior Center graduated from the Older Adults Technology Services “Beyond Basics” computer course this week and have mastered how to use e-mail, social media, and online shopping.
On view through March 13, 2019, the show features Vija Doks’ paintings created with chalk, colored pencil, and oil on black ground that showcases the diversity and beauty of animal life and Jeanne Finkelstein Goodman’s colorful, lively drawings from the series “Creatures of the Book.”
This National Nutrition Month we want to highlight the importance of the congregate meal programs that we offer. Please click to see the infographic from the Administration for Community Living to learn how congregate meals can directly impact seniors.
Kindergarteners from St. Ann School made a special Valentine’s Day visit to our Covello center in East Harlem . They chatted with the seniors, passed out handmade Valentine’s Day cards, and read them an adorable, festive poem.
Roz Dimon and Sara Petitt showcase a six-tiered installation titled “Unity Mash" for "On the Wall,” which features large prints representing Judaism, Christianity, Islam Buddhism, Hinduism, and Atheism. The exhibition is on view through February 6, 2019.
Covello's annual Christmas party was extra special this year as we celebrated the 100th birthday of one of our members, Carlos Banks. Carlos has been coming to Covello for more than 20 years and turned 100 on Christmas Day! Executive Director Bill Dionne, Macy's volunteers, and Santa and his elves all came to the party to wish Carlos a happy birthday.