First Night at Grand Center Arts Academy!!

Dear GCAA Parents and Guardians: We hope that you will join us for First Night at Grand Center Arts Academy this year.  Many of you remember how well last year’s Coffee/Bake House and performance venue worked.  This year we are planning what we think will be a really exciting and fun lineup of performances. For those of you that don’t know, First Night is a Grand Center sponsored family event that includes many outside performing groups and artists as well as many goings on indoors. Grand Boulevard will shut down as the Center becomes an outside/inside mecca for visitors of all ages.  This year there is a special emphasis on circus arts, but there will also be dance groups, singers, musicians, etc. performing throughout. It’s a lot of fun and a big hit with our kids. We will convert our South Café into a “vibey” performance space with a stage and ample seating as well as a station for specialty coffee drinks made by a professional barista!  Our North Café will house our scrumptious baked goods and hot chocolate coffee and water.  All funds we receive from sold baked goods and beverages will go directly to support our kids through our Grow GCAA Fund.  25,000 people attend First Night, so this is a big deal and a wonderful opportunity for us. The success of this special event lies in everybody’s effort.  We need your help once again this year.   Here’s what we need: 1.  Bakers! Parents to help us bake yummy goods for our Bake Shop.  What is your specialty?  Cookies, pastries, cake? How about something new…   If you can provide any type of baked good, please contact Katherine Palmer: katherine.palmer@grandcenterartsacademy.org.     Please contact Katherine for volunteering in all three categories. 2.  Servers, Money Takers and Greeters. 3. Decorators. There will be two shifts again this year.  6:00 to 9:00 p.m. and 9:00 to 10:30.  For specific times within shifts, please discuss this with Ms. Palmer. Here is the working plan for student performances: 7:00 – 7: 20 Satin Strings. 7:30 – 8:15 GCAA Vocal  Showcase  8:30-9:00 Special Guest TBD 9:15- 9:45 Student Improv. Theater Games. 9:45-10:15 TBD. As soon as we know the names of all the students that will be participating and their performance times we will send out this information. Spread the News: Party at GCAA on December 31!!!  Here are some scenes from last year: Some Scenes from last year...

Bake House