THE GARDEN OF DREAMS FOUNDATION
ANNUAL TALENT SHOW 2015
Photo by MSG. Press release by MSG.
The Garden of Dreams Talent Show is an annual event where children from various Garden of Dreams partner organizations are presented with the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to perform on the Great Stage at Radio City Music Hall. For one memorable evening in front of their family and friends, the children perform with talent, emotion and passion, forgetting their problems and celebrating their unique voices. The Talent Show and multiple rehearsals leading up to the big night attract many notable guests as mentors.
Some of the celebrities who have given their time to be a part of this special experience include: Susan Sarandon, Dave Chappelle, John McEnroe, Adrienne Bailon, Matt Lauer, The Strokes, Sara Bareilles, Swizz Beatz, Miguel, Mindless Behavior, Michelle Williams, Whoopi Goldberg, Kate Upton, Chloe Sevigny, Victor Cruz, Billy Crudup, Seth Meyers, Adam Horovitz and Mike D of the Beastie Boys, Darryl McDaniels of Run DMC, Mark Hoppus of Blink 182, Jane Krakowski, New York Knicks players, the Rockettes and Broadway stars.
The Garden of Dreams Foundation is a non-profit organization that works with The Madison Square Garden Company to bring the magic of MSG – including MSG Entertainment, the Knicks, Rangers, Liberty and MSG Networks – to children facing obstacles. Since its inception in 2006, Garden of Dreams has created enduring programs and once-in-a-lifetime experiences that have brought joy and happiness to more than 275,000 children and their families.
The Foundation works with 25 partner organizations throughout the tri-state area – including hospitals, wish organizations and community-based organizations – to reach children who are facing challenges such as homelessness, extreme poverty, illness and foster care. Driven by its commitment to truly change lives, Garden of Dreams conducts more than 500 events each year. Through its Garden of Dreams Giving program, the Foundation also provides resources to its partner organizations to help them meet critical needs in their service to children. This includes direct support of scholarships, and tangible, targeted community projects such as hospital refurbishments and community center refurbishments.
The 2015 Garden of Dreams Talent Show will take place in New York City at Radio City Music Hall on Thursday, June 18 at 7:00pm. http://gardenofdreamsfoundation.org/