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.  

Vote for PPAS!

The PPAS/Midtown West campus has been added as a project candidate for District 3’s participatory budget.

PPAS/Midtown West is Ballot #2:
Adding wheelchair accessibility to our school campus to assist seniors and people with disabilities.

You can view all of the participatory budget project candidates here:
District 3 Participatory Budget.

This year, District 3 parents, staff who work in District 3 and all PPAS/MTW students over the age of 11 are eligible to vote in the participatory budget voting process.

If you are eligible to vote, follow this link.

PPAS will host the voting process during each lunch period on TuesdayApril 9.

To prepare students for this event, some of our seniors who are all currently studying public policy, will visit each class to share a presentation about the participatory budget and our project.

If you do not want your child to participate in the vote, please contact Mr. Huang for middle school or Mr. Vassallo for high school. 

Parent Workshops

Upcoming Virtual Parent Workshops

Hosted by:

Goal Setting & Motivation

Thursday, April 4

The fundamentals of academic, college, and career goal-setting to help stay focused and motivated throughout the school year.

Zoom link and time to follow


Bullying & Conflict

Thursday, May 2

How to differentiate conflict and bullying, create self-advocacy, and address concerns within the school community.

Zoom link and time to follow


PTA Meeting: March 19

An Emergency In-Person PTA Meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 19 at 6:30 pm at PPAS.

The purpose of this meeting is to
hold a vote for PTA members to decide whether parents should be able to raise funds for individual performing arts departments


to provide clarity to the parents who are still concerned and don’t know how to proceed.

In an effort for this meeting to run as smoothly as possible, we request that you submit your  questions by Monday March 18th at 6:00 pm.


If time permits, we will open the floor to additional questions. 

[Dis]Connected: TA7 Musical Revue

The 7th Grade Musical Revue is a collaborative rehearsal project geared towards the 7th grade class that culminates in a revue-style performance. At the start of the rehearsal process, students collaborated with the director to identify themes and topics that they are passionate about. The content for the show has been devised around the students’ interests and the stories they are excited about telling. Students have be assigned solos, duets and small group numbers based on skill and ability. They have focused on acting-through-song and learned some staging and theatrical movement.

[Dis]Connected: The TA7 Musical Revue
March 14-15 at 7 pm
PPAS Blackbox

Directed and Music Directed by Marissa Davis
Stage Managed by Akua Duodu
Featuring The Waterwell Drama Program – Grade 7

Get free tickets here

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!

Free Acting Workshops

The New York Conservatory is extending a special invitation to high school students in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.

On Saturday, March 2 we are pleased to offer FREE interactive acting workshops hosted on our campus in Manhattan and led by our professionally working acting faculty. The event is called Saturday Spotlight!

You can choose one of the exciting workshops we’ll be offering:

  • Workshop #1- On-Camera Auditioning
    • Workshop or film a monologue for self-taped college or professional auditions. We’ll work with you to choose your audition piece, help you craft an authentic and memorable performance, and guide you to film your audition. Bring a zip drive to take home your footage.
  • Workshop #2- Theatre Performance for a Live Audience
    • This is a workshop for those who love to move, play, sweat and generate new work! By the end of this workshop, you will feel like a rockstar and we’ll create an entirely original piece of theater.
  • Workshop #3- Musical Theater Song Performance
    • Work with our renowned Musical Theater Faculty on your MT repertoire. Receive coaching on vocal technique, song selection and telling a story through song.
  • Workshop #4- New Media: Film Making and Content Creation
    • This workshop is for multi-hyphenate creator performers who want to create their own digital stories. Work together to conceive, capture and produce an original piece of digital content to be screened on Monday 3/11 at our first annual High School New Media Collaboration Screening!

Each workshop will be 3 hours in length and will give you a glimpse into our professional acting programs.

And, the workshops are FREE! 

Saturday, March 2, 2024 10am to 1pm

The New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts 
39 W. 19th St. 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10011


Once registered, you will receive more details about how you can prepare for your workshop.

We are looking forward to working with you and welcoming you to our campus!

If you have any questions please reach out to the Admissions Office at 212-812-4080 or