Make a Moment, Make Memories

At the end of the year, we are reflecting on all our MAKING Memories of 2017. We are deeply grateful for the thoughtful and strenuous collaboration of the all the kids, teens, teachers, staff and guest artists who have made incredible projects with us this year.

We invite you to join us in this moment of reflection. Please share your thoughts, images and videos using #Beam2017 and tagging us on Facebook or Instagram.

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Beam Updates

Let's build big together.
An intergalactic salvage station struck by a meteor, a solar-powered cinematic riff on a French film from 1902, a 2-story arboreal kaleidoscope: every year, Beam Camp solicits proposals for unique and spectacular large-scale projects that serve as the centerpiece for a 25-day session of camp, during which they are built and brought to life by 100 campers and staff. Deadline for submissions is January 7, 2018.
Posted October 2017

Experience Beam Camp NH Summer 2017

We had a great summer with hundreds of kids in New Hampshire. We were thrilled to be profiled by Todd Bookman of NH Public Radio, by The Weather Channel and by two Beamers as part of their independent projects. Great photos of the Kinetic Cluster and Salvage Station No. 8!    
Posted September 2017

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Big, Bold Beam Apprenticeship

We had our biggest Apprenticeship summer yet working with over 80 teenagers in three locations (one in Brooklyn and two in the Bronx). Two groups created “Watershed” a rolling educational cart with games designed to teach younger children about water ecology, while another group created a “Solar-powered Satellite Dish” that communicated with plants! The Brooklyn teens took the Watershed to several local playgrounds in Red Hook, engaging younger kids in learning about science and the environment.

Teens also explored NYC waterways by going canoeing on Newtown Creek and taking a trip to the Rockaways! It was the first time many of the teens either rode a canoe or swam at the New York beach.

Posted September 2017 

Beam Block Party

On June 3rd, we celebrated our 1st Beam Block Party, showcasing the work of our students from 23 public schools all over NYC! Thanks to parents, teens and special guests who stopped by. Learn more and see photos here 

Posted June 2017

Beam Center Awarded $100,000 in Susan Crown Exchange Digital Challenge

Beam Center was selected as one of 8 nationwide programs to participate in the Susan Crown Exchange Challenge with an accompanying award of $100,000. We are proud to be recognized as an exemplary program using digital tools for learning and serving youth ages 13-18 in out-of-school settings. Each program focuses on skill growth by working with youth to create and connect hands-on learning experiences to life, work and play beyond the program. Read more here.

Posted May 2017