On March 28th, more than 150 community members gathered at PS 289 for the annual “Stop Shooting, Start Living” Talent Show. Performers of all ages took the stage dancing, rapping, singing, and playing instruments. Performers also shared inspiring messages of anti-violence, encouraging the audience to consider alternatives to violence and work together to create stronger communities.

The MCs for the day, David Gaskin, Jahshua Smith, and Ashley McClain kept the crowd energized with call and response cheers, raffle giveaways, and dance-offs in between songs.

Thank you once again to all the Talent Show Performers and the local businesses that donated raffle prizes! Donors are listed below and photos can be viewed on our Facebook page here.

  • Blue Bee Bars
  • Deck Salon
  • Hullabaloo Books
  • Little Zelda
  • Manhattanville Coffee
  • Rosco’s Pizza
  • Shambhala Yoga and Dance
  • Two Saints
  • Urban Asanas
  • Wedge