A Free Bird Organization has become known for its tireless dedication to helping pediatric cancer patients pursue their passion for the arts.

In recent years, support for this incredible cause has grown tremendously, and they have announced their third annual gala, Prosperity, set for tonight, November 16, 2017 at Union Square Ballroom, 27 Union Sq W, New York, NY 10003. There will be a reception at 6 PM, followed by the program at 7 PM.

The purpose of this event is to not only showcase incredible talents and raise money for the organization so that it may reach out to more children, but to make sure each child who enrolls in its programs has the best possible opportunities to pursue their chosen art forms while they battle cancer.

This year's gala features many great performers, including Broadway's Jelani Alladin (Frozen), and dance group Str8 Jacket (America's Got Talent). Past Galas have been graced by incredible talents such as Golden Buzzer candidate from America's Got Talent, Calysta Bevier; Broadway stars Daisy Hobbs from Aladdin; and Nina Hennessey from shows like Les Miserables, Cats, and Bye Bye Birdie!

As a 100 percent volunteer-based 501(c)(3) non-profit arts education organization dedicated to helping children with cancer, A Free Bird has many programs such as Dream, Fight Free and Free where children are able to explore many different types of art forms. A Free Bird has also been supported by influential brands such as Google, Amazon, Rite Aid, Chipotle, Macy's, Barnes and Noble amongst many others, and was recognized by the Department of Education and Department of Cultural Affairs, and honored by Mayor Bill de Blasio at the NYC Mayoral Recognition Award for 2 consecutive years in a row for NYC Volunteer Service. Visit the website and volume 4 of A Free Bird's 2017 magazine to learn more about what they do.

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A Night of A Thousand Flights!

Posted on September 13, 2017

Our first Facebook Live fundraising event! A Night of A Thousand Flights!

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A Free Bird Collaborates with Maimonides Children'sHospital: feat. My A to Z Books!

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Ben's Recital

Posted on June 05, 2017

Watch Ben's recital at the completion of the Fight Free program

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Catch up with Chandlir Radcliffe, one of the first children to participate in our programs.

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Fox 5 spotlights A Free Bird

Posted on December 03, 2016

Fox 5's Good Day Street Talk invites Godni to talk about A Free Bird

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One of the many positive aspects of A Free Bird that we are proud of is our ability to foster a love of the arts. Ryan Torregrossa and Maggie are the stars of this inspiring story. Volunteer tutor Ryan was matched with young cancer survivor and aspiring guitarist, Maggie, for whom he designed a 12-week curriculum to ensure that she would be able to strum confidently and with ease.

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In addition to debuting the “I Am A Free Bird” single at Madison Square Garden, we are launching an entire campaign on September 13 called I Am A Free Bird in honor of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. The 2016 campaign will encourage children affected by cancer to express themselves through the arts and boldly declare “I Am A Free Bird,” spread their wings, overcome their obstacles, and let their dreams take flight.

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Falyn Vega and Godni perform at Madison Square Garden, September 13th


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Thank you, AFB family for making this wonderful Dream Event come true!

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