WQXR's STAR Initiative

 

WQXR's Salute The ARts Initiative is a free program that profiles 36 small cultural non-profit organizations in the New York Metropolitan area over a 12-month period, through on-air promotional announcements and free website support.

In order to be eligible for WQXR's *STAR* Initiative, cultural organizations must be registered 501(c)(3) not-for-profits with annual operating budgets under $1 million. Monthly participating organizations will be selected by WQXR staff; see below for application forms, which can also be requested from WQXR Listener Services at (646) 829-4000 and sent via regular mail to New York Public Radio, STAR Initiative, 160 Varick Street, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10013.

WQXR is a vital part of the New York cultural community. We believe in the work being done by small, non-profit arts organizations throughout the Metropolitan area. WQXR is proud to encourage these efforts through the STAR Initiative.

 


The Arctic Circle

244 Fifth Avenue, #1443
New York, NY 10001
(646) 577-7959
www.thearcticcircle.org

The Arctic Circle is an expedition program where artists and innovators explore remote parts of our world and engage in the issues of our time.

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The Penumbra Foundation

36 East 30th Street
New York, NY 10016
(917) 288–0343
www.penumbrafoundation.org

The Penumbra Foundation is a nonprofit photographic arts organization offering a curriculum of photography from 1839 to the digital age. 

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Theater Breaking Through Barriers

306 W. 18 Street #3A
New York, NY 10011
(212) 243-4337
www.tbtb.org  

Theater Breaking Through Barriers aims to change the image of people with disabilities to one of independence while fighting stigmas of disability. 

 


Actors Shakespeare Company at New Jersey City University
2039 Kennedy Boulevard, G 337
Jersey City, New Jersey 07305
(201) 200-2390
ascnj.org

Afro Latin Jazz Alliance
1713 Eighth Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11215
(718) 788-2025
afrolatinjazz.org

Ajkun Ballet Theatre
193 Cross Street1
City Island, New York 10464
(646) 202-1852
ajkunbt.org

Alban Arts
76 Saint Albans Place
Staten Island, New York 10312
(718) 984-7756
musicatsaintalbans.org

Alwan for the Arts
16 Beaver Street, 4th Floor
New York, New York 10004
(646) 732-3261
alwanforthearts.org

American Lyric Theater
410 West 42nd Street
New York, New York 10036
(646) 216-8298
altnyc.org

Anti-Social Music
213 27th Street #2
Brooklyn, New York 11232
(646) 489-8791
antisocialmusic.org

Archipelago Books
232 3rd Street, #A111  
Brooklyn New York 11215
(718) 852-6134
archipelagobooks.org

Art for Healing NYC
2350 Broadway
New York, New York 10024
(212) 946-1160
artforhealingnyc.org

The Arts at Judson Memorial Church
Washington Square South at Thompson Street
New York, New York 10012
(212) 477-0351
judson.org

The Art Song Preservation Society of NY 
P. O. Box 177
New York, New York 10113
(646) 263-7829  
artsongpreservationsocietyny.org

Asian American Arts Alliance
20 Jay Street
Suite 740
Brooklyn, NY 11372
212-941-9208
www.aaartsalliance.org

Baby Got Bach 
PO Box 1034
New York, NY 10024
646-484-9691
www.babygotbach.org

Bella Voce Singers
159 85th Street
Brooklyn, New York 11228
(718) 238-6993
bellavocesingers.com

Bellevue Literary Review
550 First Avenue, OBV – A612
New York, New York 10016
(212) 263-3973
BLReview.org

Blessed Unrest
500 West 52nd Street, #2W
New York, NY 10019
646-238-0829
www.blessedunrest.org

Blind Spot Magazine 
30 Campus Road
Annendale-on-Hudson, New York 12504
(845)752-4545

blindspot.com 

Blue Door Artist Association
13 Riverdale Avenue
Yonkers, New York 10701
(914) 965-3397
bluedoorart.org

Cabinet Magazine
181 Wyckoff Street
Brooklyn, New York 11217
(718) 222-8434
cabinetmagazine.org

Calpulli Mexican Dance Company
80-08 35th Avenue, E 12
Jackson Heights, New York 11372   
(718) 507-2617
calpullidance.org

The Center for Creative Resources
380 Lenox Avenue
New York, New York 10027
(212) 864-7827
ccr-arts.org

The Chappaqua Orchestra
P.O Box 461
Chappaqua, NY 10514
(914) 238-9220
www.chappaquaorchestra.org
The Center for Urban Pedagogy
232 Third Street #D201
Brooklyn, NY 11215
718.596.7721
www.welcometocup.org
The Chappaqua Orchestra
P.O Box 461
Chappaqua, NY 10514
(914) 238-9220
chappaquaorchestra.org

Community-Word Project
11 Broadway, Suite 508
New York, New York 10004
(212) 962-3820
communitywordproject.org

Con Vivo Music
237 Montgomery Street
Jersey City, New Jersey 07302
(551) 358-9070
convivomusic.org

Concrete Temple Theatre
211 East 14th Street, #10
New York, New York 10003
(646) 234-0399
concretetempletheatre.com

Depot Theatre
P. O. Box 414
Westport, New York 12993
(518) 962-4449
depottheatre.org

The Directors Company
311 West 43rd Street, Suite 409
New York, NY 10036
www.directorscompany.org

The Dreamscape Theatre
330 East 18th Street
New York, New York 10003
(201) 724-4827
dreamscapetheatre.org

Doctors Orchestral Society of NY
165 West End Avenue
Apt 29N
New York, NY 10023
212-721-3512
www.doctorsorchestra.org

Doug Varone and Dancers
260 West Broadway, Suite 4
New York, New York 10013
(212) 279-3344
dougvaroneanddancers.org 

Early Music Foundation
10 West 68th Street
New York, NY 10023
212-749-6600
www.earlymusicny.org

Ensemble 212
301 West 45th Street, #7J
New York, New York 10036
(646) 266-9632
ensemble212.org

The Equus Projects/OnSite NYC
121 West 17th Street, 4B
New York, New York 10011
(212) 924-1336
dancingwithhorses.org

ETHOS Performing Arts
12-04 37th Avenue
Long Island City, NY 11101
www.ethosperformingarts.org

Fiasco Theater
PO Box 291
New York, NY 10276
646-845-9073
www.fiascotheater.com

Fireworks Ensemble
265 Cabrini Blvd, #3A
New York, New York 10040
(212) 280-2623
fireworksensemble.org

Five Boroughs Music Festival
P. O. Box 1925
New York, New York 10159
(646) 504-0545
5bmf.org 

Flamenco Vivo-Carlotta Santana
4 West 43rd Street, Room 608
New York, New York 10036
(212) 736-4499
flamenco-vivo.org

The Franklin Furnace
80 Hanson Place
Brooklyn, NY 11217
(718) 398-7256
franklinfurnace.org

A Gathering of the Tribes
285 East 3rd Street, 2nd Floor
New York, New York 10009
(212) 674-3778
tribes.org

GraceMusic
130 First Avenue
Nyack, New York 10960
(845) 358-1297 Ext. 16
gracemusic.info

Grace Chorale of Brooklyn
254 Hicks Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
718-707-1411
www.graceandspiritus.org 

Greenwich Music Festival

P. O. Box 75
Greenwich, Connecticut 06836
(203) 637-0536
greenwichmusicfestival.org

Ground UP Productions
72 Barrow Street Apt 2N
New York, NY 10014
917-848-6914
www.groundUPproductions.org

Guernica Magazine
127 West 27th Street, Suite 600
New York, New York 10001
(917) 334-5450
guernicamag.com

Haiti Cultural Exchange
115 South Oxford Street
Brooklyn, New York 11217
(347) 565-4429
haiticulturalx.org 

The Harbor Lights Theater Company
38 Westervelt Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10301 
(718) 273-7516
hltc.org 

Hickory Tree Chorus
570 Central Avenue
New Providence, New Jersey 07974
(973) 980-8466
hickorytreechorus.org

H.O.W. Journal
12 Desbrosses Street
New York, New York 10013
(917) 826-8101
howjournal.com 

Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art
1701 Main Street
Peekskill, New York 10566
(914) 788-0100
hvcca.org

Huntington Choral Society 
P.O Box 349
Huntington, NY 11734
631-942-4056
www.huntingtonchoralsociety.org

Immigrants’ Theatre Project
44 Douglass Street
Brooklyn, New York 11231
(347) 512-5572
immigrantstheat.org

Incubator Arts Project
St. Mark’s Church-in-the-Bowery
131 East 10th Street, 2nd Floor
New York, New York 10003
(212) 420-1916
incubatorarts.org

International Print Center New York
508 West 26th Street, 5th Floor
New York, New York 10001
(212) 989-5090
ipcny.org

International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP)
1040 Metropolitan Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11211
(718) 387-2900
iscp-nyc.org

Island Symphony Orchestra
423 North Midland Pond Court 
Moriches, New York 11955
(516) 764-4116
islandsymphony.org

Issue Project Room
22 Boerum Place
Brooklyn New York 11201
(718) 330-0313
issueprojectroom.org

The Jazz Gallery
1160 Broadway, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10001
www.jazzgallery.org

Jennifer Muller/The Works
131 West 24th Street, 4th Floor 
New York, New York 10011
(212) 691-3803
jmtw.org

Lehman College Art Gallery
250 Bedford Park Blvd. West
Bronx, New York 10468
(718) 960-8731
lehman.edu/gallery

Little Radicals Theatrics 
35 Ardell Road
Bronxville, New York 10708
(914) 589-4808
littleradicaltheatrics.com

Loco7 Dance Puppet Theatre
69 East 4th Street, Suite 4C
New York, New York 10003
(646) 642-5990
loco7.org

LSMFT Productions
56 7th Avenue Ste 5B
New York, NY 10011
917-548-0720
www.lsmftproductions.org

Manhattan Choral Ensemble
P. O. Box 2044
New York, New York 10108
(646) 514-8885
manhattanchoralensemble.org

The Manhattan Graphics Center
250 West 40 Street, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10018
212-219-8783
www.manhattangraphicscenter.org

Martina Arroyo Foundation
P. O. Box 2015, Radio City Station
New York, New York 10101
(212) 315-9190
martinaarroyofdn.org

Massapequa Philharmonic Orchestra
P. O. Box 52
Massapequa Park, New York 11762
(516) 795-4071
massphil.org

Medicine Show Theatre Ensemble
549 West 52nd Street, 3rd Floor 
New York, New York 10019
(212) 262-4216
medicineshowtheatre.org

Melodia Women’s Choir of NYC
446 West 47th Street
New York, NY 11225
212-252-4134
melodiawomenschoir.org 

The Mid-Manhattan Performing Arts Foundation, Inc.
325 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10022
212-378-0226
http://mmpaf.org/

Monmouth Civic Chorus
P. O. Box 16
Red Bank, New Jersey 07701
(732) 933-9333
monmouthcivicchorus.org

NACL Theatre
P. O. Box 33
Highland Lake, New York 12743
(845) 557-0694
nacl.org

New Castle Historical Society – Horace Greeley House
100 King Street – Box 55
Chappaqua, New York 10514
(914) 238-4666
newcastlehistoricalsociety.org

New Choral Society
5 Green Acres Avenue
Scarsdale, New York 10583
(914) 725-1678
newchoralsociety.org

New Jersey Repertory Company
178 Broadway
Long Branch, New Jersey 07740
732-229-3166
njrep.org

The New Stage Theatre Company
99 Wall Street, Suite 1600
New York, New York 10005
(917) 297-0469
newstagetheatre.org

New York Chinese Cultural Center 
390 Broadway 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10013
212-334-3764
www.nychineseculturalcenter.org

New York Classical Theatre
40 West 116th Street, #B1004
New York, New York 10026
(212) 252-4531
newyorkclassical.org

New York City Master Chorale
511 Avenue of the Americas, Suite 74
New York, New York 10011
(917) 326-1422
nycmasterchorale.org

New York Dance & Arts Innovations
127 West 78th Street, # 4 
New York, New York 10024
(646) 344-0094
nydai.org    

New York Neo Futurists
410 W 53rd street
#232
New York, NY 10019
602-820-4780
nynf.org

New York Polymer Clay Guild
St. John’s University Manhattan Campus
101 Murray Street  
New York, New York, 10007
(212) 478-3471
nypcg.org

New York Repertory Orchestra
949 West End Avenue Suite 4D
New York, NY 10025
www.nyro.org

New York Symphonic Arts Ensemble
4410 Broadway, 4H 
New York, New York 10040
(646) 245-9430
nysae.net

New Westchester Symphony Orchestra
P. O. Box 708
White Plains, New York 10602
(914) 260-1811
newsymphony.org

Newspeak
P. O. Box 2155
New York, New York 10036
(908) 642-1736
newspeakmusic.org 

North Shore Symphony Orchestra
P. O. Box 419
Greenvale, New York 11548
(516) 695-4476
northshoresymphonyorch.org  

NUTUREart
910 Grand Street
Brooklyn, New York 11211
(718) 782-7755
nurtureart.org 

Off Center Dance Theater/Dance Cavise
273 Halstead Avenue
Mamaroneck, New York 10536
(914) 381-5222
dancecavise.com 

Opera Moderne
99 Jewel Street, Suite 1L 
New York, New York 11222
(917) 854-6845
operamoderne.com

Oratorio Society of Queens  
33-19 210th Street 
Bayside, NY 11361
718.279.3006
www.queensoratorio.org

OURGOODS
270 Park Place
Brooklyn, NY 11238
www.ourgoods.org

Peekskill Arts Alliance
901 South Street
Peekskill, New York 10566
(914) 734-1292
peekskillartsallicance.com

Pleasantville Chamber Music Society
P. O. Box 75
Pleasantville, NY 10570
www.pvillechambermusic.org

PortSide New York
P.O Box 195
Red Hook Station
Brooklyn, NY 11231
917-414-0565
portsidenewyork.org

Pratt Manhattan Gallery
144 West 14th Street, 2nd Floor
New York, New York 10011
(212) 647-7778
exhibits@pratt.edu

Professional Women Photographers
119 West 72nd Street, #223
New York, New York 10023
(646) 688-4986
pwponline.org

Queens Historical Society
 143-35 37th Avenue
Flushing, New York 11354
(718) 939-0647
queenshistoricalsociety.org

Recess Activities
41 Grand Street
New York, New York 10013
(646) 863-3765
recessactivities.org

Red Fern Theatre Company
LABA Theatre @ 14th Street Y
344 East 14th Street
New York, New York 10003
(212) 712-6322
redferntheatre.org

Reverie Productions
730 Sackett Street #4L
Brooklyn, New York 11217
(327) 944-1650
reverieproductions.org

Riverside Opera Company
1000 Richmond Terrace, Box 2-8
Staten Island, New York 10301
(212) 729-4792
riversideoperacompany.org

Risa Jaroslow & Dancers
65 Greene Street, 5th Floor
New York, New York 10012
(212) 233-0330
risajaroslow.org

Roots&BranchesTheater
FEGS
315 Hudson Street
New York, New York 10013
(212) 366-8032
rootsandbranchestheater.org

The Rye Arts Center
51 Milton Road
Rye, New York 10580
(914) 967-0700
ryeartscenter.org

Salon/Sanctuary Concerts
332 Bleecker Street, #H45
New York, NY 10014
www.salonsanctuary.org

Schola Cantorum on Hudson
P. O. Box 3914
Jersey City, New Jersey 07303
(888) 407-6002
scholaonhudson.org

Shannon Hummel/Cora Dance
201 Richards Street, Box 5 
Brooklyn, New York 11231
(718) 858-2520
coradance.org

Senior Pops Orchestra of Long Island
P. O. Box 1473
Melville, New York 11747
(516) 414-1831
seniorpops.org

Smack Mellon
92 Plymouth Street
Brooklyn New York 11201
(718) 834-8761
smackmellon.org 

Staten Island Philharmonic
14 Brentwood Avenue
Staten Island, New York 10301
(718) 273-3250
siphilharmonic.org

Taconic Opera
9 Stacy Court
Peekskill, New York 10566
(914) 245-3415
taconicopera.org

terraNOVA Collective
401 West 24th Street, Suite 8 
New York, New York 10011
(917)  639-3166
terranovacollective.org 

Theatre of the Oppressed NYC
P.O. Box 24742
Brooklyn, NY 11202
646-504-4582
www.theatreoftheoppressednyc.org

Triskelion Arts
118 North 11th Street, 3rd Floor
Brooklyn, New York, 11211
(718) 599-3577
triskelionarts.org

Underworld Productions Opera
10 Park Terrace East, #4C
New York, New York 10034
(212) 304-1472
underworldprod.com 

Vangeline Theater
47 2nd Street
Brooklyn, New York 11231
(917) 749-9062
vangeline.com

Visual AIDS
526 West 26th Street, Suite 510
New York, New York 10001
(212) 627-9855
visualaids.org

Wakka Wakka Productions
1 Northside Piers  
Brooklyn, New York 11249
(347) 535-1005
wakkawakka.org

Washington Square Music Festival
P. O. Box 1066, Village Station
New York, New York 10014
(212) 252-3621
washingtonsquaremusicfestival.org 

The Waterfront Museum
Lehigh Valley Barge No. 79
290 Conover Street
Brooklyn, New York 11231
(718) 624-4719
waterfrontmuseum.org 

Waterwell
332 West 89th Street, 2nd Floor
New York, New York 10024
(212) 560-7545
waterwell.org

West Harlem Art Fund
131 Edgecombe Avenue, Unit 5D
New York, N.Y. 10030
347-365-0132
www.westharlemartfund.wordpress.com

West Side Cultural Center
136 West 70th Street, Suite 1 
 New York, New York 10023
(212) 496-2030
ecofest.org

Westchester Jazz Orchestra
P. O. Box 506
Chappaqua, New York 10514
(914) 861-9100
westjazzorch.org

White Plains Library Foundation
100 Martine Avenue 
White Plains, New York 10601
(914) 422-1495
foundation.whiteplainslibrary.org

Yaa Samar! Dance Theatre
149 Avenue C #5R/6R
New York, NY 10009
646-734-4342
www.ysdt.org

Yarn/Wire
1717 Troutman Ste #214
Ridgewood NY 11385
www.yarnwire.org

Young New Yorkers’ Chorus
319 W. 76th St, 5A
New York, NY 10023
(516) 972-9010
www.ynyc.org