Friends of THIRTEEN thanks the following organizations for their longtime partnerships.

Protect My Public Media LogoProtect My Public Media is a grassroots campaign to support the federal investment in America’s public media system. The federal contribution to public media amounts to $1.35 per American per year. This critical money enables nearly 1,300 local public television and radio stations to provide their communities with a host of essential services in lifelong learning, news, public safety, music, culture and many more. The goal of the campaign is to build a network of advocates who will protect federal funding for public media by taking a stand for the local stations and programs they love.
National Friends of Public BroadcastingNational Friends of Public Broadcasting (NFPB) is a resource that connects public broadcasting volunteer managers and volunteers to their public media colleagues around the country. NFPB is the central link between communities, stations, and public media in their ongoing endeavor to expand local connections to national programming.

Since 1847, The City University of New York has provided a path to success for generations of New Yorkers. In this rich tradition, Macaulay Honors College offers academically gifted students an exceptional undergraduate education, integrating the vast resources of the City University with New York’s cultural, scientific, and business communities. Macaulay Honors College enables talented students to develop the multiple perspectives they need to respond to the challenges of the 21st century.

HomeAmerica’s Public Television Stations (APTS) is a nonprofit membership organization established in 1979. The mission of APTS is to conduct – in concert with member stations – strategic planning, research, communications, advocacy and other activities that foster a strong and financially sound public television system providing essential public services to all Americans. Its affiliate APTS Action, Inc. promotes the legislative and regulatory interests of noncommercial television stations at the national level through direct advocacy and through grasstops and grassroots campaigns designed to garner bipartisan political support.

St. George Theatre - Official Website

Centered in the historic St. George District of Staten Island, just steps from the iconic Staten Island Ferry, the St. George Theatre was the most magnificent theatre on Staten Island. Solomon Brill of the Isle Theatrical Company broke ground on a beautiful 2,800 seat venue, in August of 1928 and the doors opened on December 4th, 1929. In 2004, Mrs. Rosemary Cappozalo with her daughters, Luanne Sorrentino, and Doreen Cugno, started a not-for-profit organization to save this historic theatre from being torn down. The re-opening of the theatre has given a major boost to the revitalization efforts of the St. George community. The Theatre will soon be featured on WLIW21’s Treasures of New York series.

The KnightsFlexible in size and repertory, The Knights are dedicated to transforming the orchestral experience and eliminating barriers between audience and music. Led by an open-minded spirit of camaraderie and collaboration, The Knights seek to engage with contemporary culture through vibrant performances that honor the classical tradition and their passion for musical discovery. The Knights are proud to be known as “one of Brooklyn’s sterling cultural products…known far beyond the borough for their relaxed virtuosity and expansive repertory” (The New Yorker). Click here to see The Knights on THIRTEEN’s website.

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Sacred Hearts – St. Stephens is the result of two parishes consolidating in 1941. Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary was established in 1881 to serve the growing Italian-American community. Decades later that church building was condemned because it wasin the way of the new Brooklyn-Queens Expressway. The Sacred Hearts community celebrated a final mass before walking across the street to join St. Stephens, which had been in Brooklyn since 1875. The church is still active in the Carroll Gardens community and is home to many community events. The Friends hosted a community screening of WLIW21’s Italian Americans of New York and New Jersey at the church.