If you have not been to the NYC Arts Cypher yet, you have another reason to visit. Overspray recently opened in and as part of the Cypher to provide a unique event space, collective work and play space for local artists and visiting artists alike.
NYC Arts Cypher is a Federally recognized 501c3 non-profit organization, which promotes positive values through arts and entertainment. It opened in Stapleton in 2006. Its Don’t Be a Bully Program has consistently been helping children to become aware of their actions whether it be as bullies or those being bullied. The organization has a very unique opportunity to speak to the kids in a language they know, understand and respect in efforts to combat the issue of bullying. Other successful programs the NYC Arts Cypher offers are its M.U.R.A.L Arts Program, BREAKOUT Music Program, Break-DancingHip-Hop Dancing Programs aka Cypher Cyndakit.
Visit their official website: www.nycartscypher.com
Ettore grew up working in the restaurant & catering business from the age of 12. He graduated from the College of Staten Island with a Bachelors’s in Mathematics & Finance in 1985. In 1986 he started Chez Vous caterers from the basement of his home in Dongan Hills and caters parties at homes and businesses in the tri-state area. In Oct 1987 he rented the first floor of Edgewater Hall at 691 Bay Street. A few years later he added the party rental division to Chez Vous. In 1998 he purchased Edgewater Hall and renovated the first and second floors making them party spaces. Shortly thereafter he purchased from his tenant the cellar bar creating Dock Street Underground a live music venue. His creative projects include his CD Sweet on You, his book, It’s Your Right to be Fit, Sexed, and Happy, So Claim It, and he is developing a TV series called Business Underground. His record labels Hanz On Music and Dock Street Records has produced Method Man’s “The Meth Lab.” and produces 2nd Generation Wu projects.