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Together We Dream

On March 27th, members from across our Clubhouses participated in a once in a lifetime opportunity: performing on the Great Stage at Radio City Music Hall.

In early February, our members had the chance to audition for The Garden of Dreams Foundation’s Talent Show. Members from three of our four Clubhouses were chosen to perform and spent two months rehearsing and getting ready for their moment in the spotlight.

This year’s theme “Together We Dream,” embodied the feeling of community and togetherness, celebrating each other while embracing what makes us all connected. More than 15 Madison members sang and danced for the show’s over 6,000 attendees. In all, Madison members made up four of the twenty acts that evening.

Congratulations to all of our incredibly talented boys & girls who took center stage & thank you to The Garden of Dreams Foundation for an unforgettable experience.

Ready to Rock

Last month, the halls of the Joel E. Smilow Clubhouse got a little more musical. The Garden of Dreams Foundation, in partnership with Notes for Notes, unveiled a brand-new music recording studio and our Bronx members could not be more excited.

The unveiling of the new music studio was a star-studded event! Garden of Dreams Board Member Darryl “DMC” McDaniels of legendary hip-hop group RUN DMC and Notes for Notes Board Member musician Robert Randolph were there to lend some advice and guidance when the doors to the new space opened. Model and Madison alumna Damaris Lewis was also there to sing a few bars with the excited members. The project was made possible by an overall $1.9 million grant, which provides brand new studios and programming support to each of Madison’s locations, from The Garden of Dreams Foundation.

Later this year, Madison will be opening new studios in the remaining Clubhouses, including a location in our new Pinkerton Clubhouse in Harlem. The addition of the recording studios will give Madison’s 5,000 members the chance to explore their passions, identify new talents, and dream bigger than they thought possible.

Mark Your Calendars!

Upcoming Special Events

Salute to Style Luncheon: April 18, 2018

Youth of the Year Dinner: May 23, 2018

Bronx Grand Gala: June 14, 2018

A Night at Yankees Stadium: May 25, 2018

Fore the Kids Golf Tournament: August 6, 2018

Christmas Tree Ball: November 30, 2018