Boys & Girls Harbor Salute 2013

Salute-2013_2-300x220 On Wednesday, May 15, Boys & Girls Harbor will announce the 2013 Salute to Achievement honor to its Founder, Tony Duke, a man who has dedicated the last 76 years to serving young people in Harlem. Tony is a humanitarian, veteran and visionary. He has spent a lifetime educating children, growing the Harbor from a small summer camp to an education and performing arts nonprofit serving more than 1,000 students annually.  As a professional, Tony worked for several family-owned businesses, including Duke International Import/Export Company, where he served as vice president, and A.D. Duke Realty, where he served as president. He was later appointed director of the American National Bank.

Salute 2013 will be hosted by Emmy Award-winning anchor and reporter David Ushery from NBC 4 New York and feature a theatrical production conceived by the renowned faculty of the Harbor Conservatory for the Performing Arts. Titled Estampas on 6: Postcards from El Barrio, this year’s performance is a tribute to Harlem!

Come along with Harbor students Zoe, Tristan, and Sule and experience the sights and sounds of the New York City blocks they call home. Take a ride on the 6 train, from the historic Duke Ellington statue to the 103rd Street station. Weave your way through a patchwork of street vendors, pass by the Apollo Theater, and encounter musicians and domino players. Experience Harlem’s rich cultural history through a mosaic of motion as you arrive at the Harbor and encounter a world of possibilities.

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