Garden of Dreams Talent Show returns to Radio City Music Hall

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It’s finally their time to shine.

The Garden of Dreams Foundation announced on Tuesday that after two years, its talent show – showcasing the resilience, spirit and gifts of young people facing extraordinary challenges – will return to the stage at Radio City Music Hall.

Called “Beyond a Dream”, the Garden of Dreams Talent Show will feature more than 100 young artists from New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. The show takes place at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 13.

“As Creative Director of the talent show and a member of the Garden of Dreams Foundation Board of Trustees, I am thrilled that these exceptional children finally have the chance to bring their talents to Radio City Music Hall,” said said Darryl DMC McDaniels of RUN DMC in a press release.

The foundation focuses on young people facing illness or financial hardship, as well as the children of uniformed personnel lost or injured while on duty. Created in 2006, the foundation has reached more than 400,000 young people and their families.

During the show, expect to hear original music and beloved songs from rap, Broadway, pop and beyond, plus dance numbers, instrumental performances, comedy and more , according to the organizers.

The 24 acts are comprised of young people from 19 of the foundation’s 30 partner organizations, including Make-a-Wish, New York Presbyterian Medical Center, Department of Homeless Services, Children’s Aid and more.

Artists from the 2020 edition of the talent competition, which was canceled due to COVID-19, will participate. The 2021 show also did not take place due to the pandemic. “Beyond a Dream” marks the 14th edition of the event.

Tickets for the show are free, but must be reserved at gardenofdreamsfdtn.org/talentshow2022.

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Garden of Dreams Foundation

The Garden of Dreams Foundation, in partnership with MSG Entertainment and MSG Sports, provides young people with access to educational and skills opportunities, mentorship programs and memorable experiences that enhance their lives and help shape their future. , according to a press release.

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During the pandemic, the foundation has focused on both virtual programming for the young people it helps and tangible support for families and communities, including the $1 million COVID relief grant program. .

The foundation, with support from MSG Entertainment and MSG Sports, has also helped distribute more than 50,000 meals to families in need during the pandemic.

Ilana Keller is an award-winning journalist and lifelong New Jersey resident who loves Broadway and really bad puns. She shines a light on arts advocacy and education, theater fundraisers and more in her “Sightlines” column. Connect with us on Twitter: @ilanakeller; [email protected]

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