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WHAT:  A beautiful new art studio school and program funded by The LeRoy Neiman Foundation in partnership with
Good Tidings Foundation will create opportunities for children to explore their creative talent and use their artistic abilities to
learn about art, painting and drawing from experts. The LeRoy Neiman and Janet Byrne Neiman Foundation, established in
1986, seeks to perpetuate the legacy and philanthropic spirit of LeRoy Neiman, and to advance and share the impact of his life,
his ideals and artwork in the US and throughout the world.

The Foundation supports organizations that promote the study, improvement and advancement of the arts and
provide opportunities for at-risk youth to develop paths to successful futures.

LeRoy Neiman shared this mission to connect New Yorkers to art,
and through the foundation he created with his wife, he
sought to support emerging artists and offer them the same opportunities for mentorship and guidance he found so helpful
throughout his own career. The Foundation continues to uphold Mr. Neiman ’s commitment to philanthropy and to providing New
York City children from underserved communities with the chance to express themselves through art at its LeRoy Neiman Art
In Partnership with
Good Tidings Foundation is a non-profit children's charity that looks to equally support arts, education,
athletics and dreams for youth from communities of need. Good Tidings created the LeRoy Neiman Art Studio for Youth
program and now builds two per year around the country.

Union Settlement Association has served the people of East Harlem since 1895. One of the largest settlement houses in
New York , Union Settlement serves more than 10,000 East Harlem residents of all ages each year through education, wellness
and community-building programs. East Harlem has long been a portal community to waves of immigrant New Yorkers.
LeRoy Neiman Art Center at Union Settlement
1775 Third Avenue at 98th Street , New York , NY 10029

David Nocenti , Executive Director, Union Settlement  (welcome remarks/MC)                   
City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito   
(Proclamation presentations)     Hon. David N. Dinkins (106th Mayor of NYC)
Mayoral Statement Reading   Larry Harper , Founder, Good Tidings Foundation                   
Janet Neiman , widow of LeRoy Neiman , LeRoy and Janet Byrne Neiman Foundation      
Steven Bond , President, LeRoy Neiman Foundation              
John McNulty ,  MBH Architects           
Alice Mizrachi, created the Mural for the LeRoy Neiman Art Studio       
Kate Shindle , President Actors ' Equity and Miss America 1998     
Estrella Alexandra Superintendent, Community District 4