Solar Eclipse Glasses

Solar eclipse glasses are available to purchase from the PPAS office!

This message is from the NYC DOE:

On Monday, April 8, the New York City area will experience a partial solar eclipse beginning around 2 pm.

A solar eclipse happens when the moon passes between the sun and earth. This casts a shadow that may make the sky dark for the eclipse’s duration, as the sun will become approximately 90 percent covered in New York City during the peak coverage time, around 3:25 p.m. 

While this may overlap with school dismissal times, please know that there will be no changes to dismissal, and after-school programming will remain in effect.

Be prepared for increased traffic throughout the area and consider using public transit instead of driving during this time. 

If you and your family are planning to view the eclipse, please make sure to do so safely by using proper, specialized eye protection.

Regular sunglasses and other filters are not a safe replacement for solar eclipse glasses.

Glasses are available at the Brooklyn Public Library, Queens Public Library, and New York Public Library while supplies last.

Call ahead to ensure glasses are available.

Take precautions, whether inside or out, as looking at the sun without protection can cause loss of the ability to see colors, loss of vision, or even permanent blindness. 

For more information on solar eclipse eye safety, please visit the New York City Department of Health guidance.  

PPAS Mainstage: Titanic

Professional Performing Arts School & Evolution Arts
The Musical

Story and Book by Peter Stone
Music and Lyrics by Maury Yeston

Music Direction/Vocal Coaching: Arri Lawton Simon
Direction & Choreography: Kyle Pleasant

March 6th at 7pm
March 7th at 7pm
March 8th at 7pm
March 9th at 2pm & 7pm

General Admission $25
PPAS Students $20

“Shipbuilder’s” Ticket/Donation $50
includes: guaranteed center orchestra seating (rows 6-9)
                  complimentary use of PPAS auditorium seat cushion
complimentary popcorn and water

PPAS Auditorium
328 West 48th Street
New York City, NY 10036

Purchase tickets now!

A Successful Holiday Cabaret

Photos from the event

After painting the Blackbox Theater, it was transformed into a Holiday Cabaret venue.

Students, family and friends, along with school administrators, Chuck Vassallo and Leah Dyer, enjoyed our 1st PPAS Holiday Cabaret and Luncheon.

Thank you to our talented performers
Skyler Staiger accompanied by Chuck Vassallo
~ Jonathan Bamfo ~ AvaLee Cruz ~ Kaden Charles ~AJ Roseau ~ Justin Charles ~ Olivia Bucknor ~ Sammy Dell ~ Saharrah Dukes ~ Chelsea Wordsworth ~ Niyi Valdez, and our special guest performer, Alfred Howell from our custodial staff!

Many hands participated to create this wonderful event:
The Dukes Family, The Whipple Family, The Dell Family, Yanet Cruz, Jamie Campagnola, Debbie Greenwald, and Melissa Ellis.

Global Glimpse

The Global Glimpse program will have a lunchtime event for current PPAS juniors in Room 305 on Wednesday, October 18.

To register requirements include a nomination by a PPAS teacher and/or a Global Glimpse ambassador
(one of the PPAS seniors who attended last year’s program) 

Application help is available in Room 305
during lunch November 1 through 14.

Deadline for submitting
the application is November 14. 

Email Michelle Sale, Humanities teacher,
with any questions