Last Wednesday the CHCMC hosted the first meeting of our Arts to End Violence steering committee. At the meeting community members came up with exciting new ideas for how to expand and help with programming, and planned to use their connections to spread the word and build connections for the festival. Volunteers were also shown some of the beautiful art submitted to last year’s contest, and discussed the messages of non-violence in the pieces. To learn more about Arts to End Violence and last year’s festival, click here. If you are interested in helping us with this initiative or being part of the steering commitee, please contact Ariana Siegel at or call 718-773-6886.