Press Play: 2019 Year in Review


Happy New Year!  We wanted to start the year with this recap about the Press Play videos brought to you by NYXT during 2019. Throughout these interviews, we highlighted events and activities by Brooklyn Ballet, Union Settlement, Eyebeam, Planned Parenthood of Greater New York , American Institute of Graphic ArtsThe Center for Popular Democracy, Art Students League and NYC Conflicts of Interest Board. Get that cup of tea ready, press play and stay warm!


During the winter we visited Planned Parenthood of Greater New York and the American Institute of Graphic Arts. We talked with PPNY’s president and CEO, Laura McQuade, about their app, PPDirect. At AIGA’s event, Citizen Designer Now!, we interviewed Jessie McGuire, one of the Institute’s board members. 




In June, we talked with the Art Students League of New York’s executive director, Michael Rips, about their Model to Monument show and the importance of public art. 


Later on, in June, we also visited Union Settlement’s Ethnic Festival and spoke with Lissa Southerland, the organization’s associate executive director for operations.




During the summer, we checked out Eyebeam’s Digital Day Camp (DDC), an intensive, multi-week, youth arts and technology program for NYC high school students. We interviewed programs associate Yidan Zeng, artist in residence and professor LaJuné McMillian, and student Fawziyah Khan. 



During the fall we chatted with Ana María Archila, the co-executive director at the Center for Popular Democracy. We talked about change, the importance of protests, and CPD’s priorities. 


In December, the Brooklyn Ballet presented two performances of The Brooklyn Nutcracker and we met with one of their main performers, Michael “Big Mike” Fields, about the importance of dance and the dance company’s identity.





Stay tuned for more Press Play interviews in this new 2020!


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